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# european-union - Monday 3 September, 2018

Boris Johnson hits out at Theresa May's Chequers deal as speculation mounts over leadership bid
# Brexit
# Brexit

Boris Johnson hits out at Theresa May's Chequers deal as speculation mounts over leadership bid

Sep 3rd 2018, 10:26 AM 18,325 Views 49 Comments

The former foreign secretary resigned after the plan was announced in July.

# european-union - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Here's all you need to know about Brexit, and why it's important
# Brexit Explained
# Brexit Explained

Here's all you need to know about Brexit, and why it's important

Sep 2nd 2018, 10:00 PM 33,820 Views 56 Comments

Forget the summits, political statements, and promises – here’s what we actually know about Brexit.

# european-union - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Lights out for halogen lamps as Europe-wide phasing-out of bulbs begins today
# Lightbulb Moment
# Lightbulb Moment

Lights out for halogen lamps as Europe-wide phasing-out of bulbs begins today

Sep 1st 2018, 6:30 AM 27,119 Views 61 Comments

EU member states agreed to withdrawing the inefficient bulbs from the market in 2009.

# european-union - Thursday 30 August, 2018

'It's too easy to use trucks in attacks': Irish team aiming to prevent vehicles being used by terrorists
# Daimler Ag
# Daimler Ag

'It's too easy to use trucks in attacks': Irish team aiming to prevent vehicles being used by terrorists

Aug 30th 2018, 6:20 AM 25,284 Views 51 Comments

Researchers from WIT are among those working on an EU-funded project to help find uses for Europe’s new GPS system.

# european-union - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

EU is ready for unprecedented deal with post-Brexit Britain, says Barnier
# Negotiations
# Negotiations

EU is ready for unprecedented deal with post-Brexit Britain, says Barnier

Aug 29th 2018, 7:06 PM 25,960 Views 70 Comments

Such a deal could include “an ambitious free trade agreement”.

# european-union - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Bono says he's proud of how European countries 'rallied behind Ireland on the border issue'
# U2 On Brexit
# U2 On Brexit

Bono says he's proud of how European countries 'rallied behind Ireland on the border issue'

Aug 28th 2018, 7:45 PM 21,964 Views 112 Comments

The U2 frontman made the comments in an article he wrote for a German newspaper.

# european-union - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Ireland agrees to take in migrants from boat stranded off Italian coast for almost a week
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Ireland agrees to take in migrants from boat stranded off Italian coast for almost a week

Aug 26th 2018, 2:49 PM 48,208 Views 257 Comments

Italy refused to take in the migrants on Monday because there was no EU commitment to relocate them.

# european-union - Thursday 23 August, 2018

UK Brexit negotiator says deal is '80% agreed'
# Deal Or No Deal
# Deal Or No Deal

UK Brexit negotiator says deal is '80% agreed'

Updated Aug 23rd 2018, 2:45 PM 26,036 Views 81 Comments

Dominic Raab held talks with his EU counterpart Michel Barnier earlier this week.

# european-union - Saturday 18 August, 2018

'I'm back': Nigel Farage is leading a battle bus tour to campaign against a 'cowardly sell-out Brexit'
# Leave Means Leave
# Leave Means Leave

'I'm back': Nigel Farage is leading a battle bus tour to campaign against a 'cowardly sell-out Brexit'

Aug 18th 2018, 5:02 PM 24,410 Views 82 Comments

“Our complacent MPs need to understand just how strongly people feel about being lied to while their wishes are blatantly ignored,” the MEP said.

# european-union - Monday 6 August, 2018

European Commission opens case against Ireland over levels of drinking water contamination
# Trihalomethanes
# Trihalomethanes

European Commission opens case against Ireland over levels of drinking water contamination

Aug 6th 2018, 10:00 PM 37,048 Views 85 Comments

Earlier this year Irish Water was fined for delays in carrying out work at six water treatment plans in Donegal to reduce levels.

# european-union - Friday 20 July, 2018

'We need choices and decisions': Barnier calls for greater clarity on May's Brexit white paper
# Brexit
# Brexit

'We need choices and decisions': Barnier calls for greater clarity on May's Brexit white paper

Jul 20th 2018, 9:36 PM 10,789 Views 77 Comments

Michel Barnier said the priority should be on clinching a Brexit divorce deal over the next weeks.

# european-union - Thursday 19 July, 2018

New Brexit secretary says he will 'intensify' talks with EU
# Dominic Raab
# Dominic Raab

New Brexit secretary says he will 'intensify' talks with EU

Jul 19th 2018, 10:19 PM 7,706 Views 19 Comments

Meanwhile, the EU has urged members to “step up preparations” for all Brexit outcomes before the 30 March deadline.

# european-union - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Speak Irish? The EU wants 72 translators
# Job Fairy
# Job Fairy

Speak Irish? The EU wants 72 translators

Jul 18th 2018, 5:45 PM 34,051 Views 84 Comments

An bhfuil Gaeilge agat?

# european-union - Monday 16 July, 2018

EU urges US, China and Russia to avert trade 'conflict and chaos'
# Trade Wars
# Trade Wars

EU urges US, China and Russia to avert trade 'conflict and chaos'

Jul 16th 2018, 7:01 AM 6,799 Views 34 Comments

EU Council President Donald Tusk spoke after meeting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as part of an annual EU-China summit.

# european-union - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

From made-up quotes to Brexit votes - Boris Johnson has come a long way, and he's far from done yet
# Mr Bojo Rising
# Mr Bojo Rising

From made-up quotes to Brexit votes - Boris Johnson has come a long way, and he's far from done yet

Jul 10th 2018, 6:10 AM 15,202 Views 20 Comments

Johnson’s resignation as UK foreign secretary has given Theresa May the mother of all political headaches.

# european-union - Friday 6 July, 2018

After a day-long private meeting, Theresa May's cabinet agrees to a 12-point Brexit position
# Cheqmate
# Cheqmate

After a day-long private meeting, Theresa May's cabinet agrees to a 12-point Brexit position

Updated Jul 6th 2018, 9:06 PM 28,106 Views 61 Comments

Theresa May has reportedly warned her Cabinet that they must agree to this position, or else they’ll be disciplined.

# european-union - Friday 22 June, 2018

Whiskey, jeans and motorbikes: EU tariffs on US goods come into effect
# Trade War
# Trade War

Whiskey, jeans and motorbikes: EU tariffs on US goods come into effect

Jun 22nd 2018, 8:38 AM 15,460 Views 44 Comments

The move comes after US President Donald Trump imposed 25% tariffs on steel imports and 10% on aluminium.

# european-union - Friday 15 June, 2018

Tory MP's 'call Ireland's bluff' comment is just 'scraping the bottom of the barrel'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Tory MP's 'call Ireland's bluff' comment is just 'scraping the bottom of the barrel'

Jun 15th 2018, 5:55 PM 47,522 Views 78 Comments

TDs said today that Jacon Rees-Mogg’s comments were unhelpful and showed a lack of understanding of the issues at hand.

EU approves tariffs on US motorcycles, bourbon and blue jeans as trade war grows
# Trade War
# Trade War

EU approves tariffs on US motorcycles, bourbon and blue jeans as trade war grows

Jun 15th 2018, 7:19 AM 32,041 Views 84 Comments

Europe’s move fuels a growing transatlantic trade war just days after a disastrous G7 summit in Canada.

# european-union - Monday 11 June, 2018

Enda Kenny on Brexit: 'I am appalled by what is happening in politics in Britain'
# European Of The Year
# European Of The Year

Enda Kenny on Brexit: 'I am appalled by what is happening in politics in Britain'

Jun 11th 2018, 4:29 PM 32,490 Views 93 Comments

The former Taoiseach received European Movement Ireland’s European of the Year Award this afternoon.

# european-union - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Theresa May's Cabinet agrees on Brexit backstop ending in 2021
# Borderline
# Borderline

Theresa May's Cabinet agrees on Brexit backstop ending in 2021

Updated Jun 7th 2018, 5:16 PM 35,791 Views 110 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has voiced opposition to any time-limited backstop.

# european-union - Monday 28 May, 2018

Plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds could be banned across the EU
# Marine Litter
# Marine Litter

Plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds could be banned across the EU

May 28th 2018, 3:23 PM 15,349 Views 38 Comments

Some 500,000 tonnes of plastic waste from the EU end up in the sea every year.

# european-union - Thursday 26 April, 2018

Defence Forces conduct exercise to help prepare for 'dirty bomb' attacks
# Chemical Attack
# Chemical Attack

Defence Forces conduct exercise to help prepare for 'dirty bomb' attacks

Apr 26th 2018, 5:27 PM 11,796 Views 32 Comments

This EU-funded project uses robots and unmanned aerial vehicles to help minimise the risk to operators while collecting physical evidence.

# european-union - Sunday 8 April, 2018

'It's a vicious cycle': One in three Roma people in EU states are victims of harassment
# Report
# Report

'It's a vicious cycle': One in three Roma people in EU states are victims of harassment

Apr 8th 2018, 6:30 AM 17,076 Views 45 Comments

The report also found that 80% of Roma people living in the EU are at risk of poverty.

# european-union - Monday 26 March, 2018

UK civil servant tasked with finding solution to Irish border issue quits job
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK civil servant tasked with finding solution to Irish border issue quits job

Mar 26th 2018, 1:54 PM 34,549 Views 54 Comments

Simon Case is leaving his role to become Prince William’s private secretary.

# european-union - Friday 23 March, 2018

EU leaders approve guidelines for negotiations on post-Brexit relations and trade talks
# Guidelines
# Guidelines

EU leaders approve guidelines for negotiations on post-Brexit relations and trade talks

Mar 23rd 2018, 10:50 AM 8,456 Views 24 Comments

However, the major issue of the Irish border still remains unresolved.

EU leaders agree Russia 'highly likely' to blame for nerve agent attack
# Sergei Skripal
# Sergei Skripal

EU leaders agree Russia 'highly likely' to blame for nerve agent attack

Mar 23rd 2018, 7:15 AM 6,257 Views 43 Comments

Some states are also now considering following Britain’s lead in expelling Russian diplomats.

# european-union - Monday 19 March, 2018

Ireland 'fully supports' UK's efforts to punish those behind 'heinous' poisoning of former spy
# Salisbury
# Salisbury

Ireland 'fully supports' UK's efforts to punish those behind 'heinous' poisoning of former spy

Mar 19th 2018, 6:00 AM 8,178 Views 48 Comments

Russia has denied involvement in the poisoning.

# european-union - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

European Commission president: 'Good Friday Agreement must be preserved in all its dimensions'
# Brexit
# Brexit

European Commission president: 'Good Friday Agreement must be preserved in all its dimensions'

Mar 13th 2018, 3:26 PM 10,517 Views 85 Comments

Jean-Claude Juncker said that the European Union stood “firm and united” when it came to Ireland.

# european-union - Sunday 11 March, 2018

The UK's divorce from the EU is hurting Ireland's cross-border weddings trade
# Brexit
# Brexit

The UK's divorce from the EU is hurting Ireland's cross-border weddings trade

Mar 11th 2018, 2:30 PM 22,449 Views 21 Comments

Northern Irish couples are the ‘bread and butter’ of some regional hoteliers.

# european-union - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'Ireland first': Donald Tusk says every EU leader 'wants to protect peace process and avoid hard border'
# Brexit
# Brexit

'Ireland first': Donald Tusk says every EU leader 'wants to protect peace process and avoid hard border'

Mar 8th 2018, 4:03 PM 9,795 Views 90 Comments

The President of the European Council said disrupting the peace process in Northern Ireland “must be avoided at all costs”.

# european-union - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Peanut butter and bourbon: The US and EU are on the verge of a tit-for-tat trade war
# Trade Wars
# Trade Wars

Peanut butter and bourbon: The US and EU are on the verge of a tit-for-tat trade war

Mar 7th 2018, 10:42 PM 20,775 Views 48 Comments

Donald Trump’s administration has vowed to unveil new tariffs on steel and aluminium over the coming days.

# european-union - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Trump claims EU has made it 'almost impossible' for US firms to trade
# Trade War
# Trade War

Trump claims EU has made it 'almost impossible' for US firms to trade

Mar 6th 2018, 10:30 PM 19,844 Views 99 Comments

Meanwhile, the US is “subsidising” Europe militarily, he said.

# european-union - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Varadkar: 'The Israeli government has a tendency to disengage with countries that recognise the state of Palestine'
# Palestine
# Palestine

Varadkar: 'The Israeli government has a tendency to disengage with countries that recognise the state of Palestine'

Feb 10th 2018, 11:36 AM 28,215 Views 110 Comments

The Taoiseach said Ireland plans to intensify and increase aid work in the Palestinian territories.

# european-union - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

EU seeking power to restrict UK access to single market post-Brexit if it violates agreed rules
# Single Market
# Single Market

EU seeking power to restrict UK access to single market post-Brexit if it violates agreed rules

Feb 7th 2018, 7:18 AM 8,793 Views 65 Comments

The comments are contained in the latest EU draft of the transition agreement.

# european-union - Friday 19 January, 2018

Farage doesn't want second Brexit referendum but fears UK will be forced into one
# Brexit
# Brexit

Farage doesn't want second Brexit referendum but fears UK will be forced into one

Jan 19th 2018, 12:18 PM 19,687 Views 129 Comments

Last week, Farage suggested that Britain should have a second Brexit referendum in a tweet.

# european-union - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Poll: Do you make an effort to cut down on single-use coffee cups?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you make an effort to cut down on single-use coffee cups?

Jan 17th 2018, 9:50 AM 15,051 Views 63 Comments

The EU is going to ban single-use coffee cups by 2030.

The EU is going to ban single-use coffee cups by 2030
# Plastic
# Plastic

The EU is going to ban single-use coffee cups by 2030

Jan 17th 2018, 8:29 AM 12,893 Views 35 Comments

Around 26 million tonnes of plastic waste is generated in Europe every year, but only 30% of that is recycled.

# european-union - Monday 8 January, 2018

Nigel Farage says top EU negotiator 'clearly doesn't understand Brexit'
# Immigration
# Immigration

Nigel Farage says top EU negotiator 'clearly doesn't understand Brexit'

Jan 8th 2018, 7:36 PM 27,932 Views 90 Comments

Farage criticised Michel Barnier after their meeting today.

# european-union - Thursday 7 December, 2017

David Davis admits UK hasn't produced any Brexit impact assessment as he's 'not a fan'

David Davis admits UK hasn't produced any Brexit impact assessment as he's 'not a fan'

Dec 7th 2017, 8:18 AM 13,436 Views 57 Comments

Davis was called before the House of Commons Brexit committee after MPs expressed dissatisfaction in him.