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# european-parliament - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

Polish Prime Minister accuses the EU of ‘blackmail’ during clash over rule of law
# Polexit
# Polexit

Polish Prime Minister accuses the EU of ‘blackmail’ during clash over rule of law

Tue 12:12 PM 16,331 Views 29 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen warned that the European Commission “will act” to protect Polish citizens’ democratic institutions.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

'This can't just be politics as usual': What are the EU's main climate goals?
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

'This can't just be politics as usual': What are the EU's main climate goals?

Oct 12th 2021, 8:00 PM 5,016 Views 7 Comments

Let’s explore the Green Deal and the EU’s other plans and policies around climate.

# european-parliament - Saturday 9 October, 2021

What led to the 2019 Fine Gael MEP migration vote?
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

What led to the 2019 Fine Gael MEP migration vote?

Oct 9th 2021, 7:30 AM 13,204 Views 14 Comments

In October 2019, 290 MEPs voted against resuming search and rescue efforts in the Mediterranean. Four were Fine Gael MEPs. What was behind that vote?

# european-parliament - Saturday 18 September, 2021

Irish citizens' assemblies part of inspiration for EU-wide panels starting this weekend
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

Irish citizens' assemblies part of inspiration for EU-wide panels starting this weekend

Sep 18th 2021, 6:30 AM 11,409 Views 3 Comments

A series of four EU citizens’ panels will run over the next few months – with one taking place in Dublin.

# european-parliament - Thursday 16 September, 2021

MEPs vote to make gender-based violence a crime in the EU
# Violence
# Violence

MEPs vote to make gender-based violence a crime in the EU

Sep 16th 2021, 2:34 PM 8,463 Views 27 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen said legislation would be drawn up by the end of this year.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Future 'wars over water and food if we do not act now' on climate crisis, EU parliament hears
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Future 'wars over water and food if we do not act now' on climate crisis, EU parliament hears

Sep 14th 2021, 1:55 PM 12,991 Views 21 Comments

A climate report has said the scale of recent changes to the climate system are “unprecedented” over hundreds and thousands of years.

# european-parliament - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Irish MEPs criticise Poland for pushing migrants back at new border wall with Belarus
# TGIP
# TGIP

Irish MEPs criticise Poland for pushing migrants back at new border wall with Belarus

Sep 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 27,406 Views 52 Comments
  • Gráinne Ní Aodha asked all 13 Irish MEPs for their thoughts on the EU's response to the border wall in Poland.
  • One Irish MEP said that what Poland was doing was "no better than what Trump was trying to do along the US-Mexico border", and that the EU should condemn it.
  • This month, The Good Information Project will focus on migration and the EU.

# european-parliament - Monday 28 June, 2021

Clare Daly and Mick Wallace dispute 'fake' election observer allegations
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

Clare Daly and Mick Wallace dispute 'fake' election observer allegations

Jun 28th 2021, 4:07 PM 51,181 Views 38 Comments

Daly and Wallace said that Ecuador’s and Venezuela’s elections were “conducted fairly and impartially, and their results are beyond question”.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

The final hurdle: Post-Brexit trade deal given 'big green light' by MEPs
# Brexit
# Brexit

The final hurdle: Post-Brexit trade deal given 'big green light' by MEPs

Apr 28th 2021, 9:55 AM 11,738 Views 11 Comments

Members of the European Parliament had threatened to reject the agreement over the UK’s actions on the NI Protocol.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

'I felt alone as a woman': von der Leyen says Turkey chair controversy wouldn't have happened to a man
# Sofagate
# Sofagate

'I felt alone as a woman': von der Leyen says Turkey chair controversy wouldn't have happened to a man

Apr 27th 2021, 7:27 AM 35,010 Views 33 Comments

The commission president was denied a chair at top-level talks in Ankara this month.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

EU countries agree to five key amendments to the Digital Green Certificate proposal
# Covid Passports
# Covid Passports

EU countries agree to five key amendments to the Digital Green Certificate proposal

Apr 14th 2021, 10:32 PM 38,675 Views 37 Comments

If approved by the European Parliament, the Irish Government would be obliged to issue Digital Green Certificates when they are requested by citizens for EU travel.

# european-parliament - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Remember the plan to stop twice-yearly clock changes across the EU? Well, it's stalled - here's why
# Stop The Clocks
# Stop The Clocks

Remember the plan to stop twice-yearly clock changes across the EU? Well, it's stalled - here's why

Mar 27th 2021, 10:30 AM 69,722 Views 76 Comments

The summer and winter changes were set to be scrapped from 2021, but there’s disagreement among EU countries.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

EU moves towards vaccine travel certs and more export curbs
# Vaccination Cert
# Vaccination Cert

EU moves towards vaccine travel certs and more export curbs

Updated Mar 17th 2021, 1:39 PM 37,019 Views 95 Comments

The commission is working to have the vaccine travel certificates ready by June.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Fine Gael welcomes departure of Viktor Orban's party from their European Parliament grouping
# So Long Farewell
# So Long Farewell

Fine Gael welcomes departure of Viktor Orban's party from their European Parliament grouping

Mar 3rd 2021, 1:28 PM 22,938 Views 37 Comments

The Hungarian leader has overseen an increasingly authoritarian regime.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

'We have found a way forward': Ursula von der Leyen says path to a Brexit agreement is in sight
# Brexit
# Brexit

'We have found a way forward': Ursula von der Leyen says path to a Brexit agreement is in sight

Dec 16th 2020, 9:10 AM 36,114 Views 37 Comments

The European Commission president addressed the European Parliament this morning.

# european-parliament - Thursday 10 December, 2020

EU medicines regulator says data 'looks robust' as it plans toward Pfizer vaccine approval by end of month
# EMA
# EMA

EU medicines regulator says data 'looks robust' as it plans toward Pfizer vaccine approval by end of month

Dec 10th 2020, 4:31 PM 12,490 Views 8 Comments

A decision on the approval of the Pfizer/BioNtech is due on 29 December.

# european-parliament - Friday 23 October, 2020

MEPs say veggie burgers can still be 'burgers'
# Food For Thought
# Food For Thought

MEPs say veggie burgers can still be 'burgers'

Oct 23rd 2020, 3:37 PM 22,990 Views 68 Comments

The move is seen as a victory for environmentalists.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Mairead McGuinness confirmed as Ireland's new EU Commissioner
# Financial Services
# Financial Services

Mairead McGuinness confirmed as Ireland's new EU Commissioner

Updated Oct 7th 2020, 1:34 PM 30,605 Views 36 Comments

The Fine Gael MEP will replace Phil Hogan, who resigned in the wake of the Golfgate scandal.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner?
# Euro Star
# Euro Star

'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner?

Sep 8th 2020, 6:00 PM 37,048 Views 30 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen said that McGuinness has “significant political experience on EU issues”.

Local councillor Colm Markey is set to be Ireland's newest MEP - but who is he?
# MEP
# MEP

Local councillor Colm Markey is set to be Ireland's newest MEP - but who is he?

Updated Sep 8th 2020, 2:00 PM 49,192 Views 27 Comments

Colm Markey will replace Mairead McGuinness as an MEP.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland

Sep 1st 2020, 12:05 AM 48,025 Views 59 Comments

Billy Kelleher, Seán Kelly, and Ciarán Cuffe have written to Taoiseach Micheál Martin to ask for MEPs to be treated as essential workers for travel purposes.

# european-parliament - Saturday 11 July, 2020

It's a dirty, time-consuming job so why would Paschal want to become head of the Eurogroup?
# Euro Star
# Euro Star

It's a dirty, time-consuming job so why would Paschal want to become head of the Eurogroup?

Jul 11th 2020, 12:05 AM 39,771 Views 86 Comments

Experts say that increased Irish influence in Europe could come at a cost.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

EP President: If we get into debt and don't provide anything, we'll be stealing from future generations
# David Sassoli
# David Sassoli

EP President: If we get into debt and don't provide anything, we'll be stealing from future generations

Jul 7th 2020, 6:45 AM 10,914 Views 12 Comments

European Parlaiment President David Sassoli says he’s going to push for EU investment in opportunities for young people ahead of an EU financial package.

# european-parliament - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Join the Zoom discussion: How Covid-19 brought misinformation to Ireland
# EP Webinar
# EP Webinar

Join the Zoom discussion: How Covid-19 brought misinformation to Ireland

Jul 2nd 2020, 6:45 PM 34,114 Views 0 Comments

Join TheJournal.ie and a panel of experts tomorrow to explore another way the coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

'Consequences of this huge physical intrusion on women are so enormous': MEPs back resolution to end FGM
# Female Genital Mutilation
# Female Genital Mutilation

'Consequences of this huge physical intrusion on women are so enormous': MEPs back resolution to end FGM

Feb 12th 2020, 10:32 PM 21,921 Views 0 Comments

It comes after a couple were found guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal court last month of carrying out FGM on their young daughter.

MEP Maria Walsh defies FG and supports motion to block controversial Shannon LNG terminal
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

MEP Maria Walsh defies FG and supports motion to block controversial Shannon LNG terminal

Updated Feb 12th 2020, 3:00 PM 94,804 Views 71 Comments

A motion to veto the ‘Projects of Common Interest’ list because is contains 55 fossil fuel projects was rejected by MEPs.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Pro-remain MEPs sing Auld Lang Syne after EU Parliament backs Brexit deal
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

Pro-remain MEPs sing Auld Lang Syne after EU Parliament backs Brexit deal

Updated Jan 29th 2020, 6:55 PM 58,720 Views 101 Comments

A vote by MEPs in Brussels paves the way for Britain to leave the EU on Friday with an agreement in place.

'Put your flags away': Mairead McGuinness tells off Brexit Party MEPs for waving Union Flags
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

'Put your flags away': Mairead McGuinness tells off Brexit Party MEPs for waving Union Flags

Jan 29th 2020, 6:39 PM 72,901 Views 101 Comments

McGuiness cut off Farage’s mic mid-sentence for disobeying parliament rules.

# european-parliament - Sunday 27 October, 2019

'It feels like being in limbo': Two Irish MEPs still unable to take seats due to Brexit delay
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

'It feels like being in limbo': Two Irish MEPs still unable to take seats due to Brexit delay

Oct 27th 2019, 5:31 PM 18,656 Views 28 Comments

All the UK MEPs were due to leave the European Parliament on 31 October, but this now remains up in the air.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Leo Varadkar to meet Boris Johnson tomorrow to discuss securing a Brexit deal
# Last Ditch Effort
# Last Ditch Effort

Leo Varadkar to meet Boris Johnson tomorrow to discuss securing a Brexit deal

Updated Oct 9th 2019, 5:00 PM 20,876 Views 44 Comments

Michel Barnier said today that the EU and UK are “not really in a position to be able to find an agreement at this time”.

# european-parliament - Monday 30 September, 2019

A tango in the jungle: Phil Hogan targets US and China in trade brief grilling
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

A tango in the jungle: Phil Hogan targets US and China in trade brief grilling

Updated Sep 30th 2019, 9:00 PM 20,443 Views 17 Comments

“There’s nothing for free when it comes to trade,” Hogan told MEPs this evening.

# european-parliament - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Clare Daly defends decision to hire Mick Wallace's son as European parliament assistant
# Fionn Wallace
# Fionn Wallace

Clare Daly defends decision to hire Mick Wallace's son as European parliament assistant

Jul 18th 2019, 10:52 AM 53,491 Views 156 Comments

Daly has hired Fionn Wallace as one of her European Parliament assistants.

# european-parliament - Sunday 7 July, 2019

First week on the job: We checked in with some of Ireland's new MEPs to see how they are getting on
# New Recruits
# New Recruits

First week on the job: We checked in with some of Ireland's new MEPs to see how they are getting on

Jul 7th 2019, 9:30 AM 23,769 Views 34 Comments

Committee memberships, travel woes and accidentally calling the fire department. All in a week’s work.

# european-parliament - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Ann Widdecombe stands by remarks likening Brexit to 'slaves' rising up 'against their owners'
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

Ann Widdecombe stands by remarks likening Brexit to 'slaves' rising up 'against their owners'

Updated Jul 4th 2019, 10:58 PM 68,719 Views 180 Comments

Widdecombe made the remarks during her first speech in the European Parliament.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Mairead McGuinness re-elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament

Mairead McGuinness re-elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament

Jul 3rd 2019, 6:41 PM 26,886 Views 57 Comments

The Fine Gael MEP secured over 93% of votes cast.

Former journalist David Sassoli elected as European Parliament President
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

Former journalist David Sassoli elected as European Parliament President

Jul 3rd 2019, 12:13 PM 15,854 Views 24 Comments

The Italian socialist was the Vice President of the EP in the last term, and is well liked across the chamber.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

What are the rules on dress codes and banners in the European Parliament?
# First Day Of School
# First Day Of School

What are the rules on dress codes and banners in the European Parliament?

Jul 2nd 2019, 5:42 PM 62,308 Views 74 Comments

Irish MEPs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace both wore ‘Free Assange’ t-shirts today, so is this allowed?

Turbulent day in European parliament as Brexit Party MEPs turn backs on EU anthem
# Backs Turned
# Backs Turned

Turbulent day in European parliament as Brexit Party MEPs turn backs on EU anthem

Jul 2nd 2019, 1:24 PM 26,411 Views 87 Comments

Irish MEPs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace wore t-shirts with an image of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

'Let's get serious': EU leaders to meet again amid deadlock in election of new Commission chief
# EU Commission
# EU Commission

'Let's get serious': EU leaders to meet again amid deadlock in election of new Commission chief

Jul 2nd 2019, 7:44 AM 6,601 Views 19 Comments

Talks ended without an agreement in Brussels yesterday.

# european-parliament - Thursday 30 May, 2019

'Cold storage' MEPs in limbo will have 'no status' in the European Parliament until the UK leaves the EU
# Wait And See
# Wait And See

'Cold storage' MEPs in limbo will have 'no status' in the European Parliament until the UK leaves the EU

May 30th 2019, 3:16 PM 15,422 Views 19 Comments

Ireland was allotted an additional two seats as part of the redistribution of seats due to UK’s vote to leave the European Union.

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