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#European Union

# european-union - Last year 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 39,101 Views 56 Comments

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

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 32,814 Views 23 Comments

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

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 13,665 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.

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 32,415 Views 30 Comments

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

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 24,324 Views 99 Comments

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

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 38,426 Views 21 Comments

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

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 15,899 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.

EU Commission proposes reopening of external borders
# Travel
# Travel

EU Commission proposes reopening of external borders

May 3rd 2021, 2:02 PM 28,543 Views 8 Comments

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

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 12,935 Views 42 Comments

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

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 20,897 Views 55 Comments

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

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 22,673 Views 9 Comments

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

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 80,731 Views 78 Comments

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

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 39,954 Views 54 Comments

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

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 16,326 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.

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 25,525 Views 50 Comments

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

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 34,658 Views 79 Comments
  • The EU is now considering legal options.
  • Coveney says the move was "disrespectful" and has damaged UK-EU relationships.
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 15,188 Views 0 Comments

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

'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 65,736 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 37,158 Views 39 Comments

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

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 19,475 Views 56 Comments

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

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 77,236 Views 78 Comments

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

# european-union - All time

'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 61,086 Views 53 Comments

Meanwhile, business groups are cautiously optimistic about the deal

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 35,811 Views 28 Comments

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

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

UK and Singapore sign free trade deal

Dec 10th 2020, 6:59 AM 17,394 Views 20 Comments

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

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 39,030 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 25,996 Views 60 Comments

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

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 21,728 Views 24 Comments

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

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 54,432 Views 47 Comments

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

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 25,258 Views 26 Comments

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

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

EU members green light 'colour coded' travel policy

Oct 9th 2020, 7:50 PM 34,365 Views 23 Comments

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

'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 22,610 Views 27 Comments

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

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 34,618 Views 47 Comments

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

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 24,022 Views 28 Comments

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

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 14,604 Views 22 Comments

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

'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 16,174 Views 18 Comments

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

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 65,412 Views 84 Comments

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

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 24,980 Views 18 Comments

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

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 9,701 Views 13 Comments

Europe is in recession after two quarters of economic contraction.

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 13,699 Views 15 Comments

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

'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 43,809 Views 72 Comments

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