# eu - Yesterday’s News
Another mass protest is planned for the centre of Kiev tomorrow over the Government’s decision to back out of a deal with the
EU. But what’s behind the dispute? Your questions, answered…
Junior Minister Seán Sherlock has spoken at length about the controversy surrounding a law enacted last year that some believe will restrict internet freedom.
# eu - Friday 6 December, 2013
The Horizon 2020 fund will fund research and innovation across Europe for the next seven years.
# eu - Wednesday 4 December, 2013
The fines could set
EU antitrust records with banks accused of fixing the rate at which they lend to each other. # eu - Monday 2 December, 2013
Protesters have taken over several buildings in Kiev after the president scrapped a deal with the
EU in favour of closer relations with Russia. # eu - Sunday 1 December, 2013
The Minister for Social Protection has told TheJournal.ie it will not be “return to boom time instantly” when the
EU/IMF programme ends later this month.
The crowd gathered in Kiev’s iconic Independence Square – and steered a bulldozer near to police.
# eu - Saturday 30 November, 2013
Around 11,000 refugees from Syria have crossed into Bulgaria this year. The existing camps are cramped and unheated, with many inhabitants complaining of a lack of access to medical treatment.
The measures could restrict the amount of nicotine allowed in electronic cigarettes, which have been marketed as a way for smokers to wean themselves off the habit.
# eu - Friday 29 November, 2013
Eurostat figures show that circulatory diseases are the most prevalent cause of deaths of over 65s in the
EU28 countries. # eu - Thursday 28 November, 2013
To prepare for the end to derogation of the Irish language, more Irish speakers will be needed to translate
EU documents. # eu - Wednesday 27 November, 2013
Searching questions need to be asked over what type of data the
EU retains – and what it does with this data, writes David Moloney. # eu - Monday 25 November, 2013
Yesterday, tens of thousands protested in central Kiev in the biggest demonstration since the 2004 Orange Revolution overturned a rigged ballot and forced new elections.
Fine Gael’s Jim Higgins said we fought ‘long and hard’ for our democracy and people should participate in it.
# eu - Sunday 24 November, 2013
Organisers say 100,000 turned out, though police say attendance was closer to 20,000. It was the biggest such rally since the 2004 ‘Orange Revolution’.
The prize money of €930,000 was collected last year…and it was put to good use.
# eu - Friday 22 November, 2013
Junior Minister Paschal Donohoe says that since we have now chosen to leave the bailout without a precautionary credit line, we must now keep borrowing rates low:
# eu - Thursday 21 November, 2013
The Eurogroup President made the comments to a Greek newspaper ahead of the country’s draft budget announcement today.
# eu - Wednesday 20 November, 2013
One of those surveyed answered sincerely that they believed Angela Merkel was their MEP.
# eu - Tuesday 19 November, 2013
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Portugal received its penultimate tranche in rescue loans today.
New figures from the ESRI also show there were 1,217 sets of twins born last year, and 33 sets of triplets.
# eu - Saturday 16 November, 2013
The Minister of State in the Department of Finance said that it is in Ireland’s national interest that Britain should remain a full member of the European Union.
# eu - Friday 15 November, 2013
Both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have called on the government to work on securing funding so the construction can go ahead.
The Tánaiste was speaking in London earlier today.
The president of the Eurogroup said there would be be ongoing twice-yearly checks, but stressed there would be “no measures, just surveillance”.
# eu - Thursday 14 November, 2013
After a meeting in Brussels this evening the Eurogroup also announced that Spain would would not be requesting any further assistance when it exit its banking bailout.
The Finance Minster says that Ireland’s decision not to take a post-bailout credit line was because this was a “benign” time. The Troika say Ireland is in a “strong position”.
When the bailout ends, Ireland will not avail of a precautionary credit line, but why? Let us explain…
# eu - Friday 8 November, 2013
Josph Stiglitz said that austerity has been shown historically not to work and implementing such policies after 2008 was a bigger mistake then the choices made before the crash.
# eu - Thursday 7 November, 2013
“Today is historic in the sense that we’ve come through a very difficult period,” Enda Kenny said today.
Ireland remains on track to exit the bailout following the final review, but the IMF says it has no immediate plans to withdraw its officials from Dublin.
Enrico Letta will meet with Enda Kenny at Government Buildings in Dublin later.
Ireland will become the first
EU country to exit the bailout process on 15 December. # eu - Wednesday 6 November, 2013
The far-right Sweden Democrats party said the main reason beggars go to Sweden is to beg in a “professional manner”.
# eu - Tuesday 5 November, 2013
# eu - Thursday 31 October, 2013
Pearse Doherty said that officials from the Troika told Sinn Féin that the chances of retrospective bank recapitalisation are “very slim”.
“They are quite satisfied that their job is done here in Ireland,” one Fine Gael backbencher said after a meeting with the Troika this morning.
# eu - Thursday 24 October, 2013
Enda Kenny has written a letter to the president of the European Council and other
EU leaders. Read it in full here.
The issue of migration will be discussed by
EU leaders following the recent drownings in the Mediterranean.