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# 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 8,434 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 10,933 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 17,262 Views 46 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 12,877 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 5,192 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 10,546 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 19,579 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 24,886 Views 53 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 12,774 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 43,982 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 13,271 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 17,915 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 10,615 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 12,205 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 44,404 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 38,924 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 32,736 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 13,641 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 32,292 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 24,301 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 38,371 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 15,781 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 28,330 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 12,868 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 20,833 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 22,641 Views 9 Comments

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

# european-union - 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 62,475 Views 76 Comments

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

# european-union - Friday 26 March, 2021

Ireland makes final repayment on £3.2 billion crash-era loan from the UK, says NTMA
# EU-IMF Bailout
# EU-IMF Bailout

Ireland makes final repayment on £3.2 billion crash-era loan from the UK, says NTMA

Mar 26th 2021, 2:04 PM 39,457 Views 53 Comments

Dating back to 2010, the loan formed part of the EU-IMF bailout

# european-union - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

EU tightens Covid vaccine export rules, union and UK pledge to seek 'win-win' in jab dispute
# Vaccine Row
# Vaccine Row

EU tightens Covid vaccine export rules, union and UK pledge to seek 'win-win' in jab dispute

Mar 24th 2021, 8:22 PM 16,296 Views 45 Comments

The European Commission said it would weigh how needy countries are, in terms of infection rates and how many vaccines they have.

# european-union - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

EU criticises AstraZeneca over production shortfalls amid action warning
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

EU criticises AstraZeneca over production shortfalls amid action warning

Mar 23rd 2021, 10:36 AM 25,499 Views 55 Comments

The European Union has been criticised at home and abroad for the slow rollout of its vaccine drive.

# european-union - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period
# Exports
# Exports

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period

Updated Mar 4th 2021, 12:45 PM 34,598 Views 79 Comments
  • The EU is now considering legal options.
  • Coveney says the move was "disrespectful" and has damaged UK-EU relationships.

# european-union - Monday 1 February, 2021

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the Covid-19 vaccines and their roll-out in Ireland?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the Covid-19 vaccines and their roll-out in Ireland?

Feb 1st 2021, 3:43 PM 15,166 Views 0 Comments

With three vaccines now approved for use in the EU – and each reporting supply issues – what do you want to know?

# european-union - Friday 29 January, 2021

'The refrigerators will be empty:' Has the EU vaccine strategy gone off the rails?
# Covid19
# Covid19

'The refrigerators will be empty:' Has the EU vaccine strategy gone off the rails?

Jan 29th 2021, 6:34 PM 65,645 Views 55 Comments

The EU is under increasing pressure as member states face unexpected supply issues just one month into their vaccine programmes.

Ireland to receive 300,000 fewer vaccine doses to April due to supply issues
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

Ireland to receive 300,000 fewer vaccine doses to April due to supply issues

Updated Jan 29th 2021, 4:30 PM 37,105 Views 39 Comments

This is due to the “significant drop” in the expected deliveries from AstraZeneca.

# european-union - Thursday 28 January, 2021

UK government says there'll be 'no interruption' to vaccine supply amid EU row
# Covid19
# Covid19

UK government says there'll be 'no interruption' to vaccine supply amid EU row

Jan 28th 2021, 9:47 AM 19,459 Views 56 Comments

Michael Gove said the government would not allow vaccines to go to the EU until the UK schedule is honoured.

# european-union - Monday 25 January, 2021

Amid shortfall, European Commission demands to know who AztraZeneca has delivered vaccine doses to
# Covid19
# Covid19

Amid shortfall, European Commission demands to know who AztraZeneca has delivered vaccine doses to

Updated Jan 25th 2021, 4:55 PM 77,161 Views 78 Comments

Last week the company said initial supplies to Europe will be lower than expected.

# 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 60,983 Views 53 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 35,797 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 17,353 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 39,016 Views 26 Comments

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

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