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# eu - Saturday 30 April, 2016

EU roaming charges have just been slashed. Here's what you'll be paying from today

Lower fees for mobile phone use in Europe come into effect today.

# eu - Monday 18 April, 2016

New campaign urges Irish people to vote in Brexit referendum

The campaign comes as a new report warns of the economic damage leaving the EU could cause Britain.

# eu - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Custom checks at the border "necessary" outside EU, says UK government docs

Earlier this week prominent Vote Leave campaigner Nigel Lawson said checks would be needed to prevent illegal immigration.

# eu - Saturday 16 April, 2016

The EU has long passed its original purpose. Time for Brexit to kill it

A British withdrawal from the EU is the death knell we need delivered to the failed union, writes Aaron McKenna.

# eu - Friday 15 April, 2016

UK voters split down the middle as Brexit campaign officially kicks off

The nation will go to the polls on 23 June to decide on whether to leave the EU.

# eu - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Poll: Would a Brexit spell economic doom for Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would a Brexit spell economic doom for Ireland?

Senator Sean Barrett claims this morning that the UK leaving the European Union would spell disaster for Ireland’s economy.

# eu - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

The EU is planning a serious clampdown on multinational tax planning

It is estimated that “aggressive corporate tax planning” leads to an annual loss of tax revenue to the EU of around €50 to €70 billion.

# eu - Friday 8 April, 2016

Second batch of migrants sent back to Turkey

The 45 migrants were all Pakistani nationals.

# eu - Thursday 7 April, 2016

# eu - Sunday 3 April, 2016

Young people will decide the Brexit vote as “leave” jumps ahead in polls

There have been considerable fluctuations in the opinion polls ahead of the 23 June referendum.

# eu - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Food labels in Ireland need to be transparent and readable for consumers

Ross Golden-Bannon writes that food labels should say exactly what is contained in our food.

# eu - Monday 21 March, 2016

Survival of small businesses ‘hangs in the balance’ if Brexit becomes a reality

Some 200,000 people are employed here due to trade between Ireland and the UK.

# eu - Sunday 13 March, 2016

# eu - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

Why did Europe delay a report that criticised Ireland until after the election?

It says it did not want to be seen to be interfering.

# eu - Monday 29 February, 2016

From Business ETC The new way US tech giants are going to handle your data is almost in place Finishing Touches

The new way US tech giants are going to handle your data is almost in place

The EU and US have released details of their Privacy Shield agreement, designed to replace its previous data transfer agreement Safe Harbour.

# eu - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Europe will try to convince Britain to stay in the EU today

The key sticking point is Britain’s demand that EU citizens working in Britain not have access to welfare benefits for four years.

# eu - Friday 5 February, 2016

European police and soldiers will be trained by a €2m game made at Trinity College

The college is leading a project that aims to improve skills needed in peacekeeping missions.

# eu - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Has David Cameron’s ‘Great Delusion’ just condemned the UK to going it alone? The Great British Break Up This post contains videos

Has David Cameron’s ‘Great Delusion’ just condemned the UK to going it alone?

A deal for increased powers for Britain hasn’t received much backing.

# eu - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

From Business ETC The EU has a new framework for how US tech giants handle your data Troubled Waters

The EU has a new framework for how US tech giants handle your data

The details concerning the EU-US Privacy Shield will be finalised over the coming months.

# eu - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Is Ireland a one-trick pony by enticing corporations with low taxes?

Cillian Doyle says Ireland is a tax haven and we should change our ways before the decisions are taken out of our hands.

# eu - Monday 11 January, 2016

Joan Burton says questions about bank debt deal are now redundant

That historic 29 June 2012 ‘game changer’ is now a distant memory, it would seem.

# eu - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Most Irish people would vote to stay in the EU given the chance

Sentiment is dropping, however, for the Euro in some countries.

# eu - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

EU to Ireland: We’re not stopping you from dredging

The European Commission has said any suggestion EU environmental rules are to blame for the recent severe flooding is “completely without foundation”.

# eu - Thursday 17 December, 2015

EU leaders tell Cameron his demands are unacceptable

Talks over migration and Brexit are expected to dominate this week’s two-day summit.

European Parliament passes resolution calling for immediate release of Ibrahim Halawa

MEPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of the resolution.

# eu - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Laid-off Dublin aviation workers to get €500k Christmas boost

The money is to be spent on retraining and worker support.

# eu - Sunday 29 November, 2015

Turkey and the EU have agreed a €3 billion aid deal to stem the flow of migrants into Europe

Turkey insists the money is “for migrants, not for Turkey”.

# eu - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Nearly half of US states want to shut their doors to Syrian refugees

Obama has criticised “shameful” calls to screen the refugees based on their religion.

# eu - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Portugal is in limbo after a left-wing alliance toppled the government

The conservative minority government was the shortest-lived administration in the country’s history.

# eu - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Cash for underused airports and farms used for motocross: How the EU wasted billions

The EU’s financial watchdog said the ‘error rate’ for spending was over 4% of the union’s budget.

# eu - Sunday 8 November, 2015

These are Britain’s demands if it is to stay in the EU

Experts say there is room for compromise in all areas except migration.

# eu - Friday 6 November, 2015

Your personal data was talked about at the Web Summit, but it looks like you might have to pay to keep it safe in the future

Privacy could become a product purchased by the rich and an unattainable luxury for the poor, writes Maria Helen Murphy.

# eu - Monday 2 November, 2015

Almost as many migrants arrived in the EU last month as in all of 2014

So far 3,440 people have been reported either drowned or missing.

# eu - Thursday 29 October, 2015

MEPs vote to welcome “human rights defender” Edward Snowden in Europe

Irish MEPs voted 6-4 in favour of the resolution, which Snowden himself has called a “game-changer.”

# eu - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

From Business ETC The EU voted on rules that will shape the internet here, but how will it affect you? Net Neutrality

The EU voted on rules that will shape the internet here, but how will it affect you?

The new legislation surrounding net neutrality has left many concerned, but there is still hope.

# eu - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

British women lose bid to have tampons taxed at the same rate they are in Ireland

The vote was an attempt to compel the UK government to bring the issue to Europe.

# eu - Monday 26 October, 2015

From Business ETC The EU is voting on net neutrality tomorrow, and it could have serious repercussions Open Access

The EU is voting on net neutrality tomorrow, and it could have serious repercussions

Different groups and companies have expressed concerns over the proposed legislation, which will be voted on tomorrow.

# eu - Monday 12 October, 2015

Europe’s ‘last dictator’ re-elected after saying his main rival shouldn’t win because she’s a woman

Western sanctions in the country, imposed over rights abuse allegations, might soon be lifted.

# eu - Monday 5 October, 2015

Check out Ireland’s swanky new passport card

The old-style booklet passport is unfortunately not quite obsolete as the new card can only be used in the EU.

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