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#European Union

# european-union - March March 2022

EU imposes sanctions on Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich
# Russia
# Russia

EU imposes sanctions on Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich

Mar 15th 2022, 6:35 PM 22,752 Views 16 Comments

Officials said the oligarch had “privileged access” to Vladimir Putin, and this connection “helped him maintain his considerable wealth”.

EU to target Roman Abramovich in fourth package of sanctions against Russia
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

EU to target Roman Abramovich in fourth package of sanctions against Russia

Mar 14th 2022, 7:00 PM 22,624 Views 12 Comments

Those included on the list could see their assets in the EU seized and entry into the bloc refused.

One in four people think Ireland should have funded lethal military equipment for Ukraine
# Red C Poll
# Red C Poll

One in four people think Ireland should have funded lethal military equipment for Ukraine

Mar 12th 2022, 9:00 AM 12,890 Views 24 Comments

Almost 60% of people felt the Government was right to only contribute to the non-lethal military equipment fund.

EU adds 160 Russian oligarchs to sanctions list, cuts three Belarus banks from SWIFT system
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

EU adds 160 Russian oligarchs to sanctions list, cuts three Belarus banks from SWIFT system

Mar 9th 2022, 2:28 PM 12,750 Views 6 Comments

The names are set to be unveiled shortly, when the sanctions are formally published in the EU’s official journal.

Russian state-controlled news channel RT removed from Irish screens; Russia blocks Twitter and Facebook
# Banned
# Banned

Russian state-controlled news channel RT removed from Irish screens; Russia blocks Twitter and Facebook

Updated Mar 4th 2022, 8:50 PM 31,944 Views 67 Comments

The EU banned broadcasts of the channel on Wednesday as part of a package of sanctions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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 39,275 Views 38 Comments

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

Morning Memo: Western sanctions heap pressure on Russian banks
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Morning Memo: Western sanctions heap pressure on Russian banks

Mar 1st 2022, 10:56 AM 16,317 Views 5 Comments

Russia’s currency has depreciated rapidly in the past few days of trade.

# european-union - This year 2022

EU, US and UK pledge to remove ‘selected’ Russian banks from Swift system
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

EU, US and UK pledge to remove ‘selected’ Russian banks from Swift system

Feb 27th 2022, 7:10 AM 38,024 Views 43 Comments

The move came hours after Moscow ordered troops to advance in Ukraine ‘from all directions’.

EU court approves linking of funds to member states’ respect for rule of law
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

EU court approves linking of funds to member states’ respect for rule of law

Feb 16th 2022, 9:49 AM 11,359 Views 20 Comments

The governments of Hungary and Poland had argued that such action lacked a proper legal basis.

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 9,836 Views 35 Comments

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

Poland starts building metal wall to stop migrants crossing border from Belarus
# Belarus
# Belarus

Poland starts building metal wall to stop migrants crossing border from Belarus

Jan 27th 2022, 6:49 PM 39,014 Views 63 Comments

Critics and environmentalists say the wall will fail to stop migrants, but will harm one of Europe’s last pristine woodlands.

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 13,173 Views 25 Comments

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

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 32,310 Views 69 Comments

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

# european-union - Last year 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 29,244 Views 87 Comments

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

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 19,050 Views 65 Comments

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

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 8,192 Views 3 Comments

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

'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 25,453 Views 21 Comments

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

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 8,076 Views 2 Comments

The directive requires tech giants to share revenue with publishers.

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 20,080 Views 17 Comments

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

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 21,220 Views 17 Comments

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

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 20,777 Views 40 Comments

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

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 21,591 Views 40 Comments

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

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 19,015 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.

'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 5,302 Views 8 Comments

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

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 12,079 Views 31 Comments

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

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 8,527 Views 27 Comments

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

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 11,065 Views 16 Comments

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

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 17,754 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 13,111 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.

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 5,377 Views 3 Comments

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

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 10,587 Views 8 Comments

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

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 19,648 Views 23 Comments

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

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 24,942 Views 54 Comments

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

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 12,886 Views 5 Comments

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

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 44,126 Views 53 Comments

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

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 13,337 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.

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 17,988 Views 21 Comments

Tusk branded the current Polish government as ‘evil’.

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 10,659 Views 19 Comments

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

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 12,249 Views 4 Comments

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

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 44,549 Views 70 Comments

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