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# European Union

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Ukraine's Zelenskyy urges European Parliament to 'prove that you are with us'
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
Russia’s currency has depreciated rapidly in the past few days of trade.
EU, US and UK pledge to remove ‘selected’ Russian banks from Swift system
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
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
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
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
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
If a majority of member states back the proposal, it will become EU law, coming into effect from 2023.
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Irish to be fully recognised as an official EU language from New Year's Day
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
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 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
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
The directive requires tech giants to share revenue with publishers.
Belarus airline bans Iraqis, Syrians, Yemenis from incoming Turkey flights
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
London has said it could move to suspend the NI protocol.
UK's Frost sets December deadline for reaching protocol agreement with EU
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’
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
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?
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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Most EU members have followed Brussels’ travel advice during the crisis so far.
EU warns Taliban it has not recognised their regime
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
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'
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
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
Tusk branded the current Polish government as ‘evil’.
UK and EU set to sign last minute truce to hold off ‘sausage war’ trade dispute
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
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
A majority of the leaders insisted that discrimination must not be tolerated in the 27-nation bloc.
‘Weeping for this country’: Struggle continues in Hungary as Ireland joins Europe in stance against anti-LGBT+ bill
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?
In principle, the deal commits to the “full liberalisation” of Australian goods entering Britain.
EU recommends countries lift travel restrictions on US tourists
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?
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
UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab made the call as Boris Johnson met leaders from the bloc in Cornwall.