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# european-union - Thursday 24 December, 2020

'We won't accept this': Post-Brexit trade agreement disappoints Irish fishing industry
# Brexit
# Brexit

'We won't accept this': Post-Brexit trade agreement disappoints Irish fishing industry

Dec 24th 2020, 5:57 PM 60,699 Views 54 Comments

Meanwhile, business groups are cautiously optimistic about the deal

# european-union - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

A post-Brexit trade deal looks imminent as speculation mounts about an announcement
# Brexciting
# Brexciting

A post-Brexit trade deal looks imminent as speculation mounts about an announcement

Updated Dec 23rd 2020, 11:07 PM 35,787 Views 28 Comments

It had been reported that the negotiating teams were pushing to get a deal over the line before Christmas.

# european-union - Thursday 10 December, 2020

UK and Singapore sign free trade deal
# United Kingdom
# United Kingdom

UK and Singapore sign free trade deal

Dec 10th 2020, 6:59 AM 17,343 Views 20 Comments

It comes amid tense negotiations in Brussels to salvage the chances of a post-Brexit trade deal.

# european-union - Monday 16 November, 2020

UK demands 'more realism' from European Union as Brexit talks tick towards deadline in Brussels
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK demands 'more realism' from European Union as Brexit talks tick towards deadline in Brussels

Updated Nov 16th 2020, 10:12 PM 39,005 Views 26 Comments

Chief British negotiator David Frost says he and his team are working hard for an agreement.

Covid-19: EU to sign contract with German pharmaceutical company for fifth potential vaccine
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: EU to sign contract with German pharmaceutical company for fifth potential vaccine

Nov 16th 2020, 6:31 PM 25,968 Views 60 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen confirmed the deal would be signed in a video message today.

# european-union - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Taoiseach says no Brexit deal would be 'ruinous' for UK as Downing Street says 'time is in short supply'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Taoiseach says no Brexit deal would be 'ruinous' for UK as Downing Street says 'time is in short supply'

Updated Nov 12th 2020, 4:48 PM 21,707 Views 24 Comments

The EU wants a deal by mid-November ahead of the end of the transition period.

# european-union - Thursday 15 October, 2020

How does Ireland compare? How other European countries are handling a surge in Covid-19 cases
# Second Wave
# Second Wave

How does Ireland compare? How other European countries are handling a surge in Covid-19 cases

Oct 15th 2020, 12:05 AM 53,656 Views 47 Comments

Case numbers in some European countries have soared in recent weeks.

# european-union - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Dutch prime minister orders bars and restaurants to close in new 'partial lockdown'
# Netherlands
# Netherlands

Dutch prime minister orders bars and restaurants to close in new 'partial lockdown'

Oct 14th 2020, 7:35 AM 25,214 Views 25 Comments

The sale of alcohol and cannabis will also be banned after 8pm.

# european-union - Friday 9 October, 2020

EU members green light 'colour coded' travel policy
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

EU members green light 'colour coded' travel policy

Oct 9th 2020, 7:50 PM 34,283 Views 23 Comments

Ireland agreed in principle last month to sign up to the EU system.

# european-union - Thursday 8 October, 2020

'A notable shock': Pandemic impact on Ireland's domestic economy worse than most other EU countries, says ESRI
# Recession Ireland
# Recession Ireland

'A notable shock': Pandemic impact on Ireland's domestic economy worse than most other EU countries, says ESRI

Oct 8th 2020, 6:00 AM 22,179 Views 27 Comments

Arts, entertainment and construction among the worst-affected domestic sectors.

# european-union - Friday 2 October, 2020

Mairéad McGuinness tells EU hearing she wants a 'fair and sustainable' tax system
# EU
# EU

Mairéad McGuinness tells EU hearing she wants a 'fair and sustainable' tax system

Updated Oct 2nd 2020, 10:35 AM 34,536 Views 47 Comments

McGuinness was also asked about being Irish, trust, and Michael D’Arcy as part of the three-hour hearing before MEPs.

# european-union - Sunday 27 September, 2020

Swiss voters appear to reject proposal to limit number of EU citizens living and working in country
# Switzerland
# Switzerland

Swiss voters appear to reject proposal to limit number of EU citizens living and working in country

Sep 27th 2020, 3:30 PM 23,985 Views 28 Comments

Projections based on partial counts indicated that most voters had rejected the measure.

# european-union - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Brazil rejects concerns that EU-Mercosur trade deal could increase Amazon deforestation
# Mercosur
# Mercosur

Brazil rejects concerns that EU-Mercosur trade deal could increase Amazon deforestation

Sep 23rd 2020, 7:30 AM 14,532 Views 22 Comments

Brazil argued that a French report raising these concerns “showed the true protectionist interests of those who commissioned it”.

# european-union - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

'The people of Europe are still suffering': EU chief calls for stronger health union amid pandemic
# Covid19
# Covid19

'The people of Europe are still suffering': EU chief calls for stronger health union amid pandemic

Sep 16th 2020, 9:41 AM 16,160 Views 18 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen announced the creation of a new agency for biomedical advanced research.

# european-union - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Pelosi says 'absolutely no chance' of US-UK trade deal passing Congress if Johnson breaches Brexit deal
# Brexit
# Brexit

Pelosi says 'absolutely no chance' of US-UK trade deal passing Congress if Johnson breaches Brexit deal

Updated Sep 9th 2020, 10:19 PM 65,325 Views 82 Comments

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the breach of the Withdrawal Agreement would break international law.

# european-union - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

EU rejects Belarus' disputed presidential election result as Lukashenko orders clampdown
# Belarus
# Belarus

EU rejects Belarus' disputed presidential election result as Lukashenko orders clampdown

Aug 19th 2020, 9:56 PM 24,951 Views 18 Comments

Protesters have flooded the streets of Belarusian cities since the 9 August election.

# european-union - Friday 14 August, 2020

A record number of jobs were lost across the European Union in the second quarter of the year
# Jobs Figures
# Jobs Figures

A record number of jobs were lost across the European Union in the second quarter of the year

Aug 14th 2020, 3:18 PM 9,589 Views 13 Comments

Europe is in recession after two quarters of economic contraction.

# european-union - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

European Union threatens tough sanctions over vote-rigging and violent clashes in Belarus
# Belarus
# Belarus

European Union threatens tough sanctions over vote-rigging and violent clashes in Belarus

Aug 12th 2020, 8:34 AM 13,680 Views 15 Comments

Protests have erupted into violence in Belarus in retaliation against election results.

# european-union - Sunday 19 July, 2020

'People are dying': EU leaders remain 'fundamentally divided' over €750 billion rescue deal
# Brussels
# Brussels

'People are dying': EU leaders remain 'fundamentally divided' over €750 billion rescue deal

Updated Jul 19th 2020, 7:15 PM 43,680 Views 72 Comments

Frugal states are resisting pleas to agree to a plan to help the countries hardest hit by the pandemic.

# european-union - Saturday 18 July, 2020

'A moment of truth': EU Summit to resume amid deadlock over €750 billion Covid rescue plan
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

'A moment of truth': EU Summit to resume amid deadlock over €750 billion Covid rescue plan

Jul 18th 2020, 7:51 AM 15,022 Views 23 Comments

The 27 leaders are scheduled to reconvene at 11am local time.

# european-union - 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 39,605 Views 86 Comments

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

# european-union - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Donohoe wins in bid to become president of the group of Euro finance ministers, says EU recovery fund is first priority
# Eurogroup
# Eurogroup

Donohoe wins in bid to become president of the group of Euro finance ministers, says EU recovery fund is first priority

Updated Jul 9th 2020, 8:05 PM 74,683 Views 104 Comments

Donohoe faced opposition from finance ministers in Spain and Luxembourg for the Eurogroup presidency.

EU leaders remain divided on plans for a €750 billion recovery fund ahead of a vital summit meeting
# Frugal Four
# Frugal Four

EU leaders remain divided on plans for a €750 billion recovery fund ahead of a vital summit meeting

Jul 9th 2020, 3:38 PM 8,251 Views 14 Comments

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte leads a bloc of countries opposed to the deal.

# european-union - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Dependents of EU citizens entitled to claim social welfare benefits, High Court rules
# Courts
# Courts

Dependents of EU citizens entitled to claim social welfare benefits, High Court rules

Jun 7th 2020, 5:20 PM 44,161 Views 0 Comments

The judgement could allow thousands of dependents of non-Irish EU nationals living in the Republic to claim benefits.

# european-union - Monday 1 June, 2020

Further clarity needed on NI business and trade in UK's protocol plan, EU House of Lords committee says
# Brexit
# Brexit

Further clarity needed on NI business and trade in UK's protocol plan, EU House of Lords committee says

Jun 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 12,799 Views 3 Comments

It has been nearly two weeks since the UK published its proposal for the Northern Ireland protocol.

# european-union - Friday 29 May, 2020

Coveney seeks approval for new Brexit omnibus bill as he warns ministers there may be no trade deal
# Brexit
# Brexit

Coveney seeks approval for new Brexit omnibus bill as he warns ministers there may be no trade deal

May 29th 2020, 12:10 AM 14,708 Views 45 Comments

The UK government has said it will not request an extension to the transition period – and will reject any such request from the EU.

# european-union - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Explainer: Why is Germany suddenly backing the EU recovery fund?
# European Union
# European Union

Explainer: Why is Germany suddenly backing the EU recovery fund?

May 19th 2020, 7:00 PM 27,189 Views 37 Comments

Experts say the scale of the crisis and a German constitutional court ruling might have something to do with it.

'A financial diuretic': Leo Varadkar and ECB voice support for €500bn Franco-German recovery plan
# European Union
# European Union

'A financial diuretic': Leo Varadkar and ECB voice support for €500bn Franco-German recovery plan

May 19th 2020, 8:23 AM 15,735 Views 36 Comments

President Emmanuel Macron said that the funds “were not loans.”

# european-union - Monday 18 May, 2020

Merkel and Macron agree €500 billion virus recovery plan for Europe
# Franco-german Push
# Franco-german Push

Merkel and Macron agree €500 billion virus recovery plan for Europe

May 18th 2020, 9:22 PM 20,023 Views 34 Comments

French President Emmanuel Macron said today that Europe’s action at the start of the crisis wasn’t sufficient.

# european-union - Friday 8 May, 2020

Top EU court hits back at German ruling on €2 trillion bond-buying scheme
# ECB
# ECB

Top EU court hits back at German ruling on €2 trillion bond-buying scheme

May 8th 2020, 1:32 PM 27,803 Views 32 Comments

The European Court of Justice warns the decision could jeopardise EU legal unity.

# european-union - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

EU co-ordination poor and member states 'did their own thing' at start of pandemic, says Taoiseach
# EU HELP
# EU HELP

EU co-ordination poor and member states 'did their own thing' at start of pandemic, says Taoiseach

May 6th 2020, 5:03 PM 11,723 Views 20 Comments

Micheál Martin said if ever there was a time to reflect on the importance of co-operation between states, this is it.

# european-union - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

One-third of Irish people believe there'll be a united Ireland in the EU in the next ten years
# Survey
# Survey

One-third of Irish people believe there'll be a united Ireland in the EU in the next ten years

Apr 28th 2020, 7:05 AM 38,862 Views 79 Comments

Just 26% of respondents in a survey said they believe there will be a UK-EU trade deal agreed by 31 December.

# european-union - Thursday 9 April, 2020

'Very important step forward': EU finance ministers agree to €500 billion coronavirus rescue deal
# Rescue Fund
# Rescue Fund

'Very important step forward': EU finance ministers agree to €500 billion coronavirus rescue deal

Apr 9th 2020, 10:33 PM 40,377 Views 111 Comments

Demands from Italy and France for pooled borrowing were put aside in order to strike a deal.

# european-union - Monday 9 March, 2020

Explainer: What’s going on between Turkey and Greece and the EU?
# Border Problems
# Border Problems

Explainer: What’s going on between Turkey and Greece and the EU?

Mar 9th 2020, 3:59 PM 16,368 Views 12 Comments

Talks on the migrant crisis are being held today – here’s the background to the situation.

# european-union - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

House of Lords warns Brexit deal could see Northern Ireland in different time zone to rest of UK
# Tick Tock
# Tick Tock

House of Lords warns Brexit deal could see Northern Ireland in different time zone to rest of UK

Feb 11th 2020, 2:06 PM 37,720 Views 39 Comments

A report from a House of Lords committee warned Northern Ireland may be legally obliged to be one hour ahead for six months every year.

The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC

Feb 11th 2020, 7:30 AM 52,616 Views 217 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader also said the British government needs to start preparing itself for this constitutional change.

# european-union - Friday 31 January, 2020

Opinion: A very Churchillian Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Opinion: A very Churchillian Brexit

Jan 31st 2020, 7:00 AM 14,816 Views 16 Comments

As the UK prepares to leave the EU tonight, Noelle O Connell explores what practical changes it can expect to see.

# european-union - Monday 27 January, 2020

Brexit withdrawal agreement would not have been reached without help from Ireland, says Barnier
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit withdrawal agreement would not have been reached without help from Ireland, says Barnier

Jan 27th 2020, 11:37 AM 18,394 Views 91 Comments

Michel Barnier met with Varadkar and Helen McEntee this morning in government buildings.

EU will have upper hand in post-Brexit trade talks, Varadkar warns Johnson
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU will have upper hand in post-Brexit trade talks, Varadkar warns Johnson

Jan 27th 2020, 8:11 AM 19,114 Views 56 Comments

The Taoiseach is meeting with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Dublin this morning.

# european-union - Saturday 21 December, 2019

Boris Johnson sidesteps Taoiseach's allegation that he has put UK on course for a ‘harder Brexit’
# Oven Ready
# Oven Ready

Boris Johnson sidesteps Taoiseach's allegation that he has put UK on course for a ‘harder Brexit’

Updated Dec 21st 2019, 7:36 PM 49,361 Views 82 Comments

Varadkar said he feared the UK wanted to “undercut” its European rivals on food, health and product safety after exit day.

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