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#EU

# eu - Today’s News

The UK may be wavering, but Irish people sure don’t want to leave the EU

A new Red C poll shows that Ireland is very happy to remain a part of Europe.

# eu - Yesterday’s News

Poll: If Britain goes – should Ireland leave the EU? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: If Britain goes – should Ireland leave the EU?

If Britain does opt for an ‘out’ in its referendum – the result will obviously have implications for Ireland.

# eu - Thursday 28 May, 2015

David Cameron’s 48-hour charm offensive

If it’s Thursday, it must be Paris…

# eu - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

So, Britain still announces major policy plans like this… Here’s what the Queen had to say According To Liz This post contains videos

So, Britain still announces major policy plans like this… Here’s what the Queen had to say

There were important things to announce (like that EU referendum) – but all the bizarre trappings of the ceremony were on show too..

# eu - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

From Business ETC The EU is considering a minimum corporate tax rate, and that’s bad news for Ireland Under Threat

The EU is considering a minimum corporate tax rate, and that’s bad news for Ireland

Pressure from Germany and France could see the European Commission reveal an initial plan on the matter next month.

# eu - Monday 25 May, 2015

First Prosecco, now olive oil shortages are ahead

A combination of a bacteria affecting trees and dry, warm weather has affected the harvest.

# eu - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Poll: Do you support rescued Mediterranean migrants being settled in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support rescued Mediterranean migrants being settled in Ireland?

Ireland will be accepting an increased number of migrants than was planned.

# eu - Monday 18 May, 2015

Plan to send naval ‘boat-destroyer’ force against Mediterranean people smugglers

The EU plan will see warships sent to the Libyan coast.

# eu - Friday 15 May, 2015

From Business ETC The EU’s proposal for a single digital market has an unlikely supporter Backing

The EU’s proposal for a single digital market has an unlikely supporter

Zuckerberg believes such a system would help Facebook and other tech companies in the long run.

# eu - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Ireland has agreed to accept more migrants than originally planned

It’s part of a new EU plan to tackle the Mediterranean refugee crisis.

# eu - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Will the UK leave the EU …and what would it mean for Ireland if it did?

The prospect of the UK leaving the EU presents a massive challenge to the future of the European Union; its entire viability is at stake.

From Business ETC Things are looking seriously rosy for the EU right now Only Way Is Up

Things are looking seriously rosy for the EU right now

Or for its economy at any rate. The union has outstripped growth in both the US and the UK for the start of 2015

# eu - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Britain could leave the EU as early as next year

Prime Minister David Cameron is allegedly already putting plans in motion to bring forward an in/out referendum by a year.

# eu - Monday 11 May, 2015

EU wants refugee quotas for member states and the UK’s not happy

Frances Fitzgerald can’t comment on the issue.

# eu - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Feta cheese is causing a real beef between Greece and Canada

The Greeks don’t think an EU trade deal does enough for their cheese.

Rupert Murdoch could be about to make Skype change its name

The video messaging company has come off worse in a legal battle with the Australian media mogul’s Sky PLC.

# eu - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

From Business ETC The Irish version of Facebook could end up worse than the US version Warning

The Irish version of Facebook could end up worse than the US version

Facebook’s chief of public policy in Europe said the numerous investigations into the company could see new features roll out slowly, or not arrive at all, in Europe

# eu - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

Has Michael Noonan given up on a bank debt deal?

Not quite, but it looks like the government is pursuing other options.

# eu - Saturday 25 April, 2015

To stop drownings, Europe should ferry across migrants itself

I am a believer in tight border security, but I cannot turn a blind eye wanton waste of life in the Mediterranean.

# eu - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Australian Prime Minister tells EU to ‘stop the boats’ as hundreds more migrants die

Not everyone is happy about Tony Abbott’s comments.

# eu - Saturday 18 April, 2015

The EU wants you to know there’s the same calories in a glass of wine as a slice of cake

Some companies have said they will voluntarily list the calorie count on their beers.

# eu - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

House prices were up a whopping 16.3% in Ireland at the end of 2014…

… giving us easily the largest increases seen across the EU last year.

# eu - Friday 27 March, 2015

Want to watch US Netflix in Ireland? It could be on the cards

Legally that is. The EU are on the case.

# eu - Friday 20 March, 2015

I don’t think so – Enda won’t be giving up Ireland’s corporate tax rate without a fight

A levelling of the playing field across Europe has long been in the pipeline, but is it all an EU smokescreen?

# eu - Friday 6 March, 2015

Phil Hogan got 500 texts in one day about animal cruelty

When asked about live exports this week, Hogan said he was in favour of them and would make no apologies about it.

# eu - Thursday 5 March, 2015

From Business ETC Bad news for travellers- roaming charges are going nowhere yet Turn Off That Data

Bad news for travellers- roaming charges are going nowhere yet

The EU Parliament wants them stopped but the EU Council says more time is needed.

# eu - Monday 23 February, 2015

From Business ETC Facebook accused of giving users a false sense of control Dislike

Facebook accused of giving users a false sense of control

A report commissioned by the Belgian Privacy Commission found that the company’s privacy policy violates European law.

# eu - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Why SHOULD Irish get full EU support? Not enough of us speak it.

Translating documents is a waste of time and money considering the amount of people who choose to actually work through Irish.

Flying somewhere? The EU wants to add you to a giant database of passenger details Nice Data We'll Take It This post contains videos

Flying somewhere? The EU wants to add you to a giant database of passenger details

This time it may actually happen, and it all sounds a little sinister

# eu - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Did Ireland kiss a better debt deal goodbye?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# eu - Monday 16 February, 2015

Greece is two weeks away from running out of money – and returns to talks today

In the worst case scenario, a chaotic “Grexit” could jeopardise the whole euro project.

# eu - Sunday 8 February, 2015

‘Ireland will show solidarity with Greece’

Minister Simon Coveney said Ireland should be be aware of any deals struck with Greece and if they could apply to Ireland.

Greece says no to bailout extension, but pledges to honour its debt

Greece aims to raise the minimum wage to €750 euros by 2016.

# eu - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Bad news if you love mussels: 10,000 tonnes of top quality Irish shellfish is unfit to eat

Algal blooms which should have disappeared by now have made some shellfish unsafe to consume.

# eu - Monday 26 January, 2015

Opinion: Greece has turned the page – it’s up to all of us to write the next chapter

This election was vital – not just for Greeks, but for working class people throughout Europe.

Who are Syriza?

Are they as radical as is claimed?

# eu - Friday 23 January, 2015

€100 water charges grant WON’T be scrapped, despite EU concerns

The European Commission is concerned about the Government’s revised water charges package.

# eu - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

The Charlie Hebdo offices are still surrounded by tributes to slain journalists

A policewoman and four people were killed in a hostage drama at a Jewish supermarket two weeks ago.

# eu - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Opinion: Battle lines are being drawn – this year, eight EU states will vote

2015 is going to be a significant year in the European Union, as citizens in eight member states will be able to vote – beginning with Greece this Sunday.

New anti-terrorism laws for Ireland to be introduced ‘within weeks’

Those that take part in terrorism could have their Irish citizenship revoked.

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