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#European Parliament

# european-parliament - Monday 19 September, 2022

Ireland remains 'hub' of tax avoidance, says Dutch MEP ahead of visit to Dublin
# Tax Avoidance
# Tax Avoidance

Ireland remains 'hub' of tax avoidance, says Dutch MEP ahead of visit to Dublin

Sep 19th 2022, 7:00 AM 26,441 Views 21 Comments

Tang will lead a delegation of MEPs to Dublin this week to speak with senior civil servants on Ireland’s tax regime.

# european-parliament - Thursday 30 June, 2022

The EU and You: What's working, not working and what we don't understand
# How It Works
# How It Works

The EU and You: What's working, not working and what we don't understand

Jun 30th 2022, 9:30 PM 6,846 Views 5 Comments

In the final topic of our 18-month initiative, we shone a spotlight on the EU itself and our part in it. Turns out we had a lot to learn.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 29 June, 2022

MEPs, assemble: Could Ireland's MEPs do more to influence Europe?
# Influencers
# Influencers

MEPs, assemble: Could Ireland's MEPs do more to influence Europe?

Jun 29th 2022, 8:30 PM 6,899 Views 9 Comments

How do we punch above our weight on the European stage? Get into groupings, get specialised and stick around, writes CJ McKinney.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 28 June, 2022

'A preposterous waste of money': Irish MEPs raise concerns over Strasbourg parliament sittings
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

'A preposterous waste of money': Irish MEPs raise concerns over Strasbourg parliament sittings

Jun 28th 2022, 12:10 AM 22,023 Views 19 Comments

Independent studies showed that a total of €109 million a year could be saved if all parliament activity was moved to Brussels.

# european-parliament - Monday 27 June, 2022

WATCH: Open Newsroom - Ireland and the EU after 50 years together
# How It Started
# How It Started

WATCH: Open Newsroom - Ireland and the EU after 50 years together

Jun 27th 2022, 8:30 PM 4,373 Views 0 Comments

Watch our webinar on how Ireland found itself at the heart of the EU 50 years ago – and how it’s working for us now.

# european-parliament - Sunday 26 June, 2022

The Big MEP Questionnaire: What do our Irish MEPs think of the EU?
# EU Say
# EU Say

The Big MEP Questionnaire: What do our Irish MEPs think of the EU?

Jun 26th 2022, 9:00 PM 20,472 Views 38 Comments
  • All 13 of our MEPs reveal their personal highs and lows of working within the European Parliament.
  • Frustrations include defence issues, pace of progress on climate, and feeling unheard by the Council and Commission.
  • Division among MEPs on whether the EU should have more power - or already has enough.
  • Priorities for next five years range from climate action to mental health to fostering EU businesses.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

QUIZ: How much do you know about the EU and European Parliament?
# EU Quiz
# EU Quiz

QUIZ: How much do you know about the EU and European Parliament?

Jun 22nd 2022, 8:30 PM 25,572 Views 7 Comments

How much do ‘EU’ know?

# european-parliament - Monday 20 June, 2022

Open Newsroom Invitation: Ireland and The EU at 50 years
# Register
# Register

Open Newsroom Invitation: Ireland and The EU at 50 years

Jun 20th 2022, 9:30 AM 4,317 Views 3 Comments

Join us at 1pm this Thursday to see how it started… and how it’s going.

# european-parliament - Thursday 16 June, 2022

The European Parliament has the second largest electorate in the world. How does it actually work?
# Explainer
# Explainer

The European Parliament has the second largest electorate in the world. How does it actually work?

Jun 16th 2022, 8:00 PM 6,887 Views 8 Comments

Historically, the Parliament lacked legislative power – but the Lisbon Treaty aimed to fix that.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

MEPs signal discontent at proposal to label gas and nuclear as 'sustainable' energy sources
# Power
# Power

MEPs signal discontent at proposal to label gas and nuclear as 'sustainable' energy sources

Jun 14th 2022, 3:24 PM 7,300 Views 16 Comments

Two EU committees have formally objected to the contentious proposal from the European Commission.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

Taoiseach tells European Parliament that Ireland strongly supports Ukraine joining EU
# Address
# Address

Taoiseach tells European Parliament that Ireland strongly supports Ukraine joining EU

Updated Jun 8th 2022, 2:52 PM 25,077 Views 108 Comments

Micheál Martin said Ireland supports the strongest possible sanctions on Russia, understanding that it will involve costs.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 7 June, 2022

All sides must honour Good Friday Agreement, Taoiseach says at unveiling of John Hume bust
# Strasbourg
# Strasbourg

All sides must honour Good Friday Agreement, Taoiseach says at unveiling of John Hume bust

Updated Jun 7th 2022, 6:05 PM 15,402 Views 12 Comments

Micheal Martin is in Strasbourg for a series of engagements in the Council of Europe, marking Ireland’s presidency of the body.

# european-parliament - Sunday 22 May, 2022

EU delegation to Gaza cancels trip after chair denied entry to Israel
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

EU delegation to Gaza cancels trip after chair denied entry to Israel

Updated May 22nd 2022, 6:25 PM 29,492 Views 25 Comments

Ireland South MEP Grace O’Sullivan, who was one of the delegates, criticised the decision.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 6 April, 2022

MEP Clare Daly criticises EU sanctions on Russia in European Parliament speech
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

MEP Clare Daly criticises EU sanctions on Russia in European Parliament speech

Apr 6th 2022, 2:22 PM 56,997 Views 102 Comments

Daly has previously voted against a resolution to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

'The European Union is more faithful to the Irish language than the Irish state is'
# Full Working Language
# Full Working Language

'The European Union is more faithful to the Irish language than the Irish state is'

Apr 5th 2022, 8:00 PM 16,206 Views 37 Comments

On 1 January, the Irish language became a full official and working language of the European Union. It’s been a long road to get here.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 1 March, 2022

Ukraine's Zelenskyy urges European Parliament to 'prove that you are with us'
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

Ukraine's Zelenskyy urges European Parliament to 'prove that you are with us'

Updated Mar 1st 2022, 12:30 PM 39,267 Views 38 Comments

The President of the European Parliament welcomed Ukraine’s application to join the EU, saying “we will work towards that goal.”

# european-parliament - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

EU sets out green label proposal for gas and nuclear power
# Energy
# Energy

EU sets out green label proposal for gas and nuclear power

Updated Feb 2nd 2022, 12:24 PM 9,833 Views 35 Comments

At least five Irish MEPs said last month that they plan to oppose the contentious proposal.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 18 January, 2022

Centre-right Maltese MEP becomes EU's youngest parliament president
# Roberta Metsola
# Roberta Metsola

Centre-right Maltese MEP becomes EU's youngest parliament president

Jan 18th 2022, 1:09 PM 26,204 Views 8 Comments

The vote comes a week after the sudden death of outgoing centre-left president David Sassoli.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Irish politicians pay tribute as European Parliament president David Sassoli dies aged 65
# EU
# EU

Irish politicians pay tribute as European Parliament president David Sassoli dies aged 65

Updated Jan 11th 2022, 4:20 PM 44,401 Views 12 Comments

The Italian had been in hospital for over two weeks due to a dysfunction of his immune system.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

What does euroscepticism in the EU look like now that Brexit has happened?
# Future Of Europe
# Future Of Europe

What does euroscepticism in the EU look like now that Brexit has happened?

Dec 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 44,540 Views 50 Comments
  • The tumultuous nature of the UK's exit may have changed what euroscepticism means.
  • Is there a difference between 'hard eurosceptics' and soft eurosceptics'?
  • The next 12 months may tell us a lot about the EU's stability, writes Rónán Duffy.

# 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

Oct 19th 2021, 12:12 PM 16,532 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 5,297 Views 8 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 13,728 Views 15 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 11,504 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 8,524 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 13,096 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 27,979 Views 55 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 51,655 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 11,762 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 35,045 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 38,726 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 80,312 Views 78 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 37,086 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 23,039 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 36,220 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 12,515 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 23,010 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 30,672 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 37,102 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 49,388 Views 27 Comments

Colm Markey will replace Mairead McGuinness as an MEP.

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