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# european-union - Friday 7 January, 2022

France takes EU reins for next six months with push for more sovereignty
# EU
# EU

France takes EU reins for next six months with push for more sovereignty

Jan 7th 2022, 12:43 PM 13,107 Views 25 Comments

France wants to promote the introduction of an EU minimum wage and a carbon tax on imported products.

# european-union - Saturday 1 January, 2022

EU proposes 'green' label for nuclear power and natural gas
# European Union
# European Union

EU proposes 'green' label for nuclear power and natural gas

Updated Jan 1st 2022, 7:35 PM 32,152 Views 69 Comments

If a majority of member states back the proposal, it will become EU law, coming into effect from 2023.

# european-union - Friday 31 December, 2021

Irish to be fully recognised as an official EU language from New Year's Day
# Gaeilge Abu
# Gaeilge Abu

Irish to be fully recognised as an official EU language from New Year's Day

Dec 31st 2021, 1:13 PM 28,820 Views 87 Comments

As a full official language, all documents published by the EU will be translated into Irish.

# european-union - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

European Union takes Poland to court amid fears for bloc’s legal order
# Rule Of Law
# Rule Of Law

European Union takes Poland to court amid fears for bloc’s legal order

Dec 22nd 2021, 2:01 PM 18,976 Views 65 Comments

Poland’s constitutional court has ruled that Polish laws have supremacy over EU laws.

# european-union - Thursday 16 December, 2021

EU set to move to ensure medicines continue to flow between Britain and Northern Ireland
# European Union
# European Union

EU set to move to ensure medicines continue to flow between Britain and Northern Ireland

Dec 16th 2021, 10:45 PM 8,154 Views 3 Comments

European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic is expected to announce proposed new legislation tomorrow.

# european-union - Saturday 27 November, 2021

'Every day counts': European countries scramble to regain control over surging coronavirus
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Every day counts': European countries scramble to regain control over surging coronavirus

Nov 27th 2021, 6:00 AM 25,413 Views 21 Comments

Several European countries are reintroducing restrictions as they work to roll out booster programmes.

# european-union - Friday 19 November, 2021

EU copyright directive signed into Irish law boosting rights of content creators
# Copyright
# Copyright

EU copyright directive signed into Irish law boosting rights of content creators

Nov 19th 2021, 8:01 AM 7,996 Views 2 Comments

The directive requires tech giants to share revenue with publishers.

# european-union - Friday 12 November, 2021

Belarus airline bans Iraqis, Syrians, Yemenis from incoming Turkey flights
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus airline bans Iraqis, Syrians, Yemenis from incoming Turkey flights

Updated Nov 12th 2021, 2:26 PM 20,017 Views 17 Comments

The EU believes it is “seeing progress” on the migrant crisis along the border between Belarus and Poland.

# european-union - Friday 5 November, 2021

EU warns of 'serious consequences' if UK decides to trigger Article 16
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU warns of 'serious consequences' if UK decides to trigger Article 16

Nov 5th 2021, 4:08 PM 21,169 Views 17 Comments

London has said it could move to suspend the NI protocol.

# european-union - Monday 25 October, 2021

UK's Frost sets December deadline for reaching protocol agreement with EU
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK's Frost sets December deadline for reaching protocol agreement with EU

Oct 25th 2021, 7:00 PM 20,739 Views 40 Comments

The Brexit minister said there remained ‘significant’ gaps between the two sides on reforming the treaty.

# european-union - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Taoiseach says Poland’s challenge of EU’s legal foundations went ‘too far’
# Tensions
# Tensions

Taoiseach says Poland’s challenge of EU’s legal foundations went ‘too far’

Updated Oct 21st 2021, 8:21 PM 21,526 Views 39 Comments

Several EU officials insisted that there would be no ganging-up against Poland.

# european-union - Monday 18 October, 2021

Brussels hints talks won’t include stripping EU judges from Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brussels hints talks won’t include stripping EU judges from Northern Ireland Protocol

Oct 18th 2021, 12:13 PM 18,987 Views 26 Comments

The EU said a ‘very intense period of discussions’ has begun but suggested they may not include the role of the European Court of Justice.

# european-union - 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 5,204 Views 8 Comments

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

# european-union - Monday 4 October, 2021

Frost tells EU ‘significant changes’ needed to Northern Ireland Brexit deal
# Brexit
# Brexit

Frost tells EU ‘significant changes’ needed to Northern Ireland Brexit deal

Oct 4th 2021, 2:35 PM 12,060 Views 31 Comments

Brexit minister David Frost again threatened to suspend parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol unless Brussels gives ground.

# european-union - 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 8,478 Views 27 Comments

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

# european-union - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

EU to donate 200m more vaccine doses to low-income countries, von der Leyen says
# State Of The Union
# State Of The Union

EU to donate 200m more vaccine doses to low-income countries, von der Leyen says

Updated Sep 15th 2021, 9:21 AM 11,031 Views 16 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen this morning delivered her annual State of the European Union address.

# european-union - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Opinion: The State of the European Union: why it matters for Ireland
# European Union
# European Union

Opinion: The State of the European Union: why it matters for Ireland

Sep 14th 2021, 8:00 PM 17,690 Views 47 Comments

Alexander Conway outlines why we should be listening to Ursula von der Leyen’s State of the Union address tomorrow.

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 13,033 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-union - Monday 13 September, 2021

Explainer: What is the European Union Agency for the Space Programme?
# EUSPA
# EUSPA

Explainer: What is the European Union Agency for the Space Programme?

Sep 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 5,277 Views 3 Comments

EUSPA was officially launched this year as part of the EU’s €14.8 billion space programme.

# european-union - Friday 3 September, 2021

EU reaches deal with AstraZeneca to end legal battle over vaccine delivery
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

EU reaches deal with AstraZeneca to end legal battle over vaccine delivery

Sep 3rd 2021, 2:02 PM 10,566 Views 8 Comments

AZ has made a “firm commitment” to deliver a total of 300 million vaccine doses by March next year.

# european-union - Monday 30 August, 2021

EU recommends Member States reimpose travel restrictions on US over rising Covid cases
# Travel
# Travel

EU recommends Member States reimpose travel restrictions on US over rising Covid cases

Aug 30th 2021, 9:31 PM 19,608 Views 23 Comments

Most EU members have followed Brussels’ travel advice during the crisis so far.

# european-union - Saturday 21 August, 2021

EU warns Taliban it has not recognised their regime
# Evacuations
# Evacuations

EU warns Taliban it has not recognised their regime

Aug 21st 2021, 7:02 PM 24,899 Views 54 Comments

European humanitarian aid to Afghanistan will hinge on the Taliban respecting human rights.

# european-union - Friday 20 August, 2021

Turkey warns EU to stick to past migrant deals amid fears of Afghan refugee wave
# Erdogan
# Erdogan

Turkey warns EU to stick to past migrant deals amid fears of Afghan refugee wave

Aug 20th 2021, 10:33 PM 12,790 Views 5 Comments

European leaders have expressed fears of a repeat of the 2015 migrant crisis.

# european-union - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

EU says there will be no renegotiation of the Protocol, after UK suggests 'significant change'
# Groundhog Day
# Groundhog Day

EU says there will be no renegotiation of the Protocol, after UK suggests 'significant change'

Updated Jul 21st 2021, 3:30 PM 44,046 Views 53 Comments

The UK government has said that current arrangements “cannot go on”, despite progress made last month on some big issues.

# european-union - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

EU to launch action against Hungary over law discriminating against LGBTQ citizens
# Hungary
# Hungary

EU to launch action against Hungary over law discriminating against LGBTQ citizens

Jul 14th 2021, 2:20 PM 13,303 Views 116 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen has warned that the EU would use “all powers available” to force Hungary to repeal or modify the law.

# european-union - Saturday 3 July, 2021

Former EU chief Donald Tusk wins leadership of Poland’s strongest opposition party
# Poland
# Poland

Former EU chief Donald Tusk wins leadership of Poland’s strongest opposition party

Jul 3rd 2021, 1:10 PM 17,963 Views 21 Comments

Tusk branded the current Polish government as ‘evil’.

# european-union - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

UK and EU set to sign last minute truce to hold off ‘sausage war’ trade dispute
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK and EU set to sign last minute truce to hold off ‘sausage war’ trade dispute

Jun 30th 2021, 7:01 AM 10,622 Views 19 Comments

The UK and the European Union are set to announce an extension to a grace period.

# european-union - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Airline passenger rights 'not protected' in the EU during pandemic, report says
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Airline passenger rights 'not protected' in the EU during pandemic, report says

Jun 29th 2021, 6:58 PM 12,217 Views 4 Comments

A report from the European Court of Auditors said many passengers were forced to accept vouchers for cancelled flights.

# european-union - Friday 25 June, 2021

Taoiseach tells story of gay Drogheda teenager at EU summit, as pressure ramps up on Hungary over new law
# LGBT
# LGBT

Taoiseach tells story of gay Drogheda teenager at EU summit, as pressure ramps up on Hungary over new law

Updated Jun 25th 2021, 3:20 PM 44,461 Views 70 Comments

A majority of the leaders insisted that discrimination must not be tolerated in the 27-nation bloc.

# european-union - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

‘Weeping for this country’: Struggle continues in Hungary as Ireland joins Europe in stance against anti-LGBT+ bill
# Equality
# Equality

‘Weeping for this country’: Struggle continues in Hungary as Ireland joins Europe in stance against anti-LGBT+ bill

Jun 22nd 2021, 6:12 PM 38,987 Views 56 Comments

Ireland has joined 12 other EU member states to condemn a bill passed in Hungary last week.

# european-union - Sunday 20 June, 2021

Hailed by Brexiteers, loathed by farmers — Just how big a deal is the UK's new Australian free trade agreement?
# What's The Deal
# What's The Deal

Hailed by Brexiteers, loathed by farmers — Just how big a deal is the UK's new Australian free trade agreement?

Jun 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 32,772 Views 23 Comments

In principle, the deal commits to the “full liberalisation” of Australian goods entering Britain.

# european-union - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

EU recommends countries lift travel restrictions on US tourists
# Tourism
# Tourism

EU recommends countries lift travel restrictions on US tourists

Jun 16th 2021, 3:48 PM 13,647 Views 15 Comments

EU members agreed to add the US to the list of countries from which restrictions on non-essential travel should be removed.

# european-union - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Explainer: What does the EU Covid Cert mean for travel this summer?
# Holidays
# Holidays

Explainer: What does the EU Covid Cert mean for travel this summer?

Jun 13th 2021, 6:30 AM 32,381 Views 30 Comments

The cert will allow free travel for vaccinated people as well as those who have had a recent negative PCR test.

# european-union - Saturday 12 June, 2021

EU urged to be ‘pragmatic, not bloody-minded’ over Brexit dispute
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

EU urged to be ‘pragmatic, not bloody-minded’ over Brexit dispute

Updated Jun 12th 2021, 2:05 PM 24,310 Views 99 Comments

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab made the call as Boris Johnson met leaders from the bloc in Cornwall.

# european-union - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Greece, Germany and five other countries kick off EU Covid travel certificates early
# Eu Travel
# Eu Travel

Greece, Germany and five other countries kick off EU Covid travel certificates early

Jun 1st 2021, 8:01 PM 38,396 Views 21 Comments

Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Croatia and Poland have also started the system ahead of the July 1 rollout.

# european-union - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Tensions rise between Spain and Morocco over record number of migrants
# Migrants
# Migrants

Tensions rise between Spain and Morocco over record number of migrants

May 20th 2021, 12:55 PM 15,817 Views 12 Comments

The 8,000 migrants landed on the shores of the Spanish city of Ceuta on the North African Coast and many have since been returned to Morocco.

# european-union - Monday 3 May, 2021

EU Commission proposes reopening of external borders
# Travel
# Travel

EU Commission proposes reopening of external borders

May 3rd 2021, 2:02 PM 28,466 Views 8 Comments

EU officials believe the vaccination campaigns will soon be a “game changer” in the fight against Covid-19.

# european-union - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Almost half of Irish people don't have confidence in the EU's Covid-19 vaccines strategy
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Almost half of Irish people don't have confidence in the EU's Covid-19 vaccines strategy

Apr 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 12,884 Views 42 Comments

That’s according to a Red C poll commissioned by European Movement Ireland published today.

# european-union - Monday 5 April, 2021

EU pledges support for Ukraine amid Russian military buildup along borders
# Donbass
# Donbass

EU pledges support for Ukraine amid Russian military buildup along borders

Apr 5th 2021, 12:30 PM 20,882 Views 55 Comments

The Kremlin did not deny the recent troop movements, but insisted that Moscow was “not threatening anyone”.

# european-union - Monday 29 March, 2021

Hungary death toll remains high despite impressive vaccination campaign
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Hungary death toll remains high despite impressive vaccination campaign

Mar 29th 2021, 2:11 PM 22,654 Views 9 Comments

The Central European country has given at least a first dose of a vaccine to 21.6% of its population.

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