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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.
Greece, Germany and five other countries kick off EU Covid travel certificates early
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The minister said the EU is seeing now it is negotiating with a partner it can’t trust.
The EU is now considering legal options.
Coveney says the move was "disrespectful" and has damaged UK-EU relationships.
NI Protocol issues can be resolved with goodwill and common sense, Boris Johnson says
Brexit: EU says UK's unilateral move to extend NI Protocol grace period 'breaks international law'
Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the Covid-19 vaccines and their roll-out in Ireland?
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?
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
EU medicines agency approves Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for everyone over 18
Ireland to receive 300,000 fewer vaccine doses to April due to supply issues
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
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
Last week the company said initial supplies to Europe will be lower than expected.
'We won't accept this': Post-Brexit trade agreement disappoints Irish fishing industry
Meanwhile, business groups are cautiously optimistic about the deal
A post-Brexit trade deal looks imminent as speculation mounts about an announcement
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
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
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
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'
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
Case numbers in some European countries have soared in recent weeks.