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# European Union

18th April 2024
Barry Andrews says he supports joint borrowing, despite McGrath ruling out defence bonds
This week
14th April 2024 - 19th April 2024
Opinion: We and other NGOs are saying no to the EU's migration pact
Jim Clarken
Last week
7th April 2024 - 13th April 2024
'It's unbearable': Young Greeks speak out about lack of prospects 15 years after crisis
The Journal visited Athens in advance of the EU elections to find out how young people have fared in comparison to Ireland.
New EU energy efficiency law could see government incentivise thousands more homes to renovate
Simon Harris's leadership makes 15% of voters less likely to vote for Fine Gael - poll
The results do not bode well for Taoiseach Simon Harris in his first week in office.
The biggest loss of support was visible among the 18-34-year-old age group.
Today's The Journal/Ireland Thinks poll also took a look at the popularity of the parties and asked voters which election is more important to them - the EU elections or the local elections.
This latest poll also shows a slide in support for Sinn Féin, with the party down to 23% from 26% in February.
Could McConalogue be the next EU commissioner? Minister says there's no point in speculating
This month
April 2024
Poll: Do you understand how the European Union works?
The Explainer: Everything you need to know about how the EU works but were too afraid to ask
Last month
March 2024
Romania and Bulgaria join Schengen area for air and sea border crossings in 'historic' EU move
Romania and Bulgaria set to join the EU's visa-free zone tomorrow
Poland raids Russian spy network targeting EU with propaganda and disinformation
'We are really going in the direction of outsourcing asylum'
'Sausage making': What is an MEP and what do they do?
What exactly is an MEP? What do they do? And how does the job compare to being a TD, senator or councillor?
Got questions about what MEPs do ahead of the elections in June? Muiris O'Cearbhaill has got you covered.
This explainer details the many elements of the role of an MEP, including voting, negotiating and diplomacy.
European leaders open EU membership talks with Bosnia and Herzegovina
The EU is confusing - here's how all its bits work together
Varadkar says plan to process irregular migrants outside EU won't dramatically decrease arrivals
'This is our war too': Varadkar warns Putin's ambitions will not stop at Ukraine
'It is not like the UK Rwanda policy': Varadkar defends proposed change to EU asylum policy
February 2024
Fianna Fáil adds senators Chambers and Blaney to 'ambitious' Midlands-North West ticket
Ireland must introduce laws to protect journalists from strategic lawsuits, says new EU directive
Irish travel ban for Israeli settlers likely, as disagreement remains at EU level
Voters across all age groups hold moderate view on EU climate action
Recovering heat from shower water and 3D printed homes: the future of house building in Ireland
EU agrees on first law that combats violence against women
EU Commission proposes 90% cut to emissions by 2040
French farmers lift roadblocks after tense week of protests
'You reap what you sow': At the scene of the farmers' protest that shut down Brussels city centre
Smoke filled the air as farmers burned bales, as well as tires and wooden pallets.
'A good day for Europe': European Council agrees €50b financial aid package for Ukraine
January 2024
FactFind: What is a ‘safe country of origin’ and how many asylum seekers come from one?
Apple to make room for competitors on their devices to adhere to new EU law
Anti-European populist parties predicted to top polls in 9 EU states ahead of elections
A new report predicts there will be a “surge” in support for far-right or right-leaning parties during the European Elections.
Families affected by the mica scandal escalate crisis to European Commission
EU Council President Michel to stand down in July in surprise move
Last year
Micheál Martin rules himself out of running for EU Commissioner job
Viktor Orban, Gaza, and an EU-wide definition of rape: Irish MEPs' top concerns going into 2024
Explainer: Why did Hungary block the EU's €50 billion funding package to Ukraine?
Taoiseach expresses disappointment as Hungary's Viktor Orban blocks EU aid package for Ukraine
Householders to be entitled to a brown bin collection service in new year
EU member states reach preliminary agreement on reducing industrial emissions
TD Barry Cowen and MEP Mick Wallace will run for European Parliament next year