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EU

EU

A political and economic union consisting of 27 member countries. It is a trading bloc with common trading laws and product regulation for all of its members. The union was originaly the European Coal and Steel Community and was set up after the Second World War to help improve relations between countries. In 1957 it became the European Economic Community and in 1993 the EU was formally established.

# eu - Yesterday’s News

Non-EU citizens register much higher unemployment rate across the EU than locals

Eurostat figures also show that EU citizens living in other EU states had a higher employment level last year than people from that state.

# eu - Thursday 24 July, 2014

# eu - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Flight MH17 and Gaza to dominate EU Foreign Affairs meeting

Charlie Flanagan calls for immediate ceasefire to conflict in Gaza, and urges all sides involved in the Ukraine conflict to cooperate on MH17 inquiry.

# eu - Monday 14 July, 2014

Top chef says Ireland must not allow GM foods to be sold here

Kevin Thornton has warned that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership could lead to the introduction of genetically-modified foods here. The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said that GM foods are safe to eat.

# eu - Friday 11 July, 2014

Irish students lean towards France and Spain for Erasmus

A record 270,000 European students travelled abroad under the programme last year.

# eu - Thursday 10 July, 2014

From Business ETC An Oireachtas committee wants your ideas on how to grow the economy of Europe EU Tell Me

An Oireachtas committee wants your ideas on how to grow the economy of Europe

Your suggestions are a high-demand commodity.

From Business ETC Apple’s distinctive store design has now been trademarked by the EU Copyright

Apple’s distinctive store design has now been trademarked by the EU

The ruling means that the layout of Apple’s stores are now registered as a trademark in both the US and EU.

# eu - Friday 27 June, 2014

Ukraine’s landmark EU trade pact has sparked a vow of retaliation from Russia

Moldova and Georgia also signed identical deals with the union this morning.

Cameron not backing down from EU showdown over Junker vote

The British Prime Minister is expected to force a vote on the issue as EU leaders meet today.

# eu - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Lest we forget: Taoiseach and other leaders mark 100 years since World War I

Leaders will meet at Ypres in Belgium, which was destroyed in World War I.

# eu - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

What’s the speed limit in France? Or Spain?

New app provides by-country road safety details for motorists in the EU.

More than 200 million people in Europe bring one of these cards on holidays

More than 8 million citizens carried a card in 2013 compared to the previous year.

# eu - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

From Business ETC EU Commission pushes for elimination of roaming charges Roaming

EU Commission pushes for elimination of roaming charges

Data roaming prices being cut by more than half across the EU from 1 July 2014, but Neelie Kroes says that it is ‘not enough’.

Nine soldiers killed as Ukraine helicopter shot down

Meanwhile, Putin calls on Russian parliament to cancel resolution sanctioning Russian military force in Ukraine.

# eu - Monday 23 June, 2014

From Business ETC EU beats US to become world’s top agri and food exporter Food Fight

EU beats US to become world’s top agri and food exporter

Emerging markets, like China, are pushing up demand for European food products, according to the European Commission.

# eu - Sunday 22 June, 2014

‘I’ve a job to do here’: Enda rules out top EU role… again

The Taoiseach said he expects Jean-Claude Juncker to become the next president of the European Commission, but David Cameron is trying to block this from happening.

# eu - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

From Business ETC Spending watchdog tells Government to stick to €2 billion austerity target STICK TO IT

Spending watchdog tells Government to stick to €2 billion austerity target

The Fiscal Advisory Council is urging the government to stick to this year’s target, but promising an easing off of austerity next year.

# eu - Monday 16 June, 2014

From Business ETC EC and South Korea team up to develop 5G technology Speed Boost

EC and South Korea team up to develop 5G technology

The partnership will see both sides cooperate in 5G research as well as developing a target timeline for the technology by the end of 2015.

# eu - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Ireland imports millions of litres of used cooking oil to meet EU biofuel targets

An Taisce has branded such policies as “unsustainable”.

# eu - Friday 13 June, 2014

Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe

The former prime minister of Luxembourg is part of a developing crisis that threatens to be one of the greatest faced by the European Union.

# eu - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Gardaí believe sex traffickers use voodoo rituals on their victims

Seven victims of human trafficking were identified in Ireland over the past 48 hours.

From Business ETC UCD launches postdoc programme to help develop Irish energy industry Research

UCD launches postdoc programme to help develop Irish energy industry

The postdoctoral fellowship programme, valued at €4.6m, aims to expand the capacity of the Irish energy sector, which is said to be short of qualified personnel.

From Business ETC Intel forced to pay €1 billion fine after it loses EU court challenge EU

Intel forced to pay €1 billion fine after it loses EU court challenge

The European Court of Justice originally fined Intel in 2009 after it said the company had offered clients price rebates to use its computer chips instead of its rival AMD.

# eu - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Ahoy! One of the world’s largest tall ships arrives in Dublin De Elcano This post contains images

Ahoy! One of the world’s largest tall ships arrives in Dublin

The Juan Sebastián de Elcano, the third-largest tall ship in the world, is staying over for five days.

From Business ETC Apple’s 2% tax in Ireland claim could lead to a formal EU investigation Creative Accounting

Apple’s 2% tax in Ireland claim could lead to a formal EU investigation

Such a probe would be ‘worrying’ according to Fianna Fáil.

# eu - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Opinion: An EU coastguard for the Mediterranean could save lives and national budgets

There is a tragedy unfolding in the Mediterranean – and it’s not just the responsibility of southern European states.

# eu - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

From Business ETC ECB action could be ‘too little, too late’ as eurozone inflation slows to 0.5 per cent Inflation Stations

ECB action could be ‘too little, too late’ as eurozone inflation slows to 0.5 per cent

Disappointing inflation figures mean we’re likely to see some action this month, but will it make a difference?

# eu - Thursday 29 May, 2014

From Business ETC Irish businesses are among the EU’s best for selling abroad online Add To Cart

Irish businesses are among the EU’s best for selling abroad online

It’s one of a number of details conatined in EU-wide research on digital habits.

# eu - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook tries to avoid future headaches by asking EU to review WhatsApp deal Antitrust

Facebook tries to avoid future headaches by asking EU to review WhatsApp deal

The review, if it goes ahead, could help Facebook avoid potential antitrust reviews from multiple EU member states.

# eu - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

EU calls on Russia to work with new Ukraine president

The EU has applied visa bans and asset freezes to a series of high-profile Russian and Ukrainian figures.

Opinion: What does the rise of anti-EU MEPs mean for European politics? EU

Opinion: What does the rise of anti-EU MEPs mean for European politics?

For small member states like Ireland, the change in Parliament will bring many challenges…

Kenny and Gilmore off to Brussels to discuss outcome of European elections

The European leaders will discuss the impact of the election results as well as the Ukraine crisis.

# eu - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Everything you need to know about the European Parliament but were afraid to ask

Don’t know your EPP from your elbow? We’ve got you covered.

From Business ETC EU employment is struggling, with Ireland below average Jobwatch

EU employment is struggling, with Ireland below average

The amount of people working in Europe has decreased, and still hasn’t recovered from the financial crisis.

# eu - Friday 16 May, 2014

An EU country has banned energy drinks for anyone under 18

Lithuania has banned the sale of the drinks to minors citing health concerns.

# eu - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Opinion: Anxiety and depression are key in keeping the long-term unemployed out of work

Mental health, rather than economic growth, may be one of the key factors in helping people return to work.

From Business ETC Google must delete your data if you ask, orders judge in landmark case Erasure

Google must delete your data if you ask, orders judge in landmark case

An EU court has ruled that a person can request certain information to be removed from search engines if “the data appears to be inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant.”

# eu - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Aaron McKenna: Paying any new tax is galling, but water needs to be paid for

The more we pay for water, perhaps the more we’ll think about how we use it, writes Aaron McKenna.

# eu - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Running 3 FG candidates may have been a mistake, but the campaign’s on now — Seán Kelly

“The decision was made a number of months ago. Whether I agreed or disagreed with it, it’s over and done with…”

# eu - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

From Business ETC This charming robot helps older people stay in their own homes Helpful

This charming robot helps older people stay in their own homes

Robin allows elderly people to connect with friends, family and medical professionals and can also watch for falls and monitor blood pressure.

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