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# eu - Today’s News


# 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.

# eu - Sunday 4 October, 2015

A ‘startling’ €1.5 billion held in Irish banks can’t be touched – because of this man

And almost €3 million is linked to Al Qaeda, Syria and Iran.

# eu - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Eamon Gilmore has been given a job helping the peace process in Colombia

Gilmore was first elected as a TD in 1989.

# eu - Monday 21 September, 2015

Syriza and Tsipras return to power after narrow election win

It was Greece’s second election of the year.

# eu - Friday 18 September, 2015

From Business ETC “It’s very hard to compete with a company that doesn’t pay any taxes” – Supermac’s chief Burger Wars

“It’s very hard to compete with a company that doesn’t pay any taxes” – Supermac’s chief

Supermac’s thinks McDonald’s have skipped paying an enormous €3.7 billion worth of tax in Europe, and they’re not one bit impressed.

# eu - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Most of the refugees Ireland will take in EU plan will be here at Christmas

Up to 600 refugees are expected.

# eu - Monday 14 September, 2015

Hungarian police close main entry point for refugees

Austria has also said it will follow Germany’s example and temporarily reinstate border controls.

Why can Germany close its borders and what does it mean for the EU?

Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland have opted to introduce temporary border controls.

# eu - Monday 7 September, 2015

Tractor -V- Water Cannon: EU to give farmers €500m after mass protest Full Throttle This post contains videos

Tractor -V- Water Cannon: EU to give farmers €500m after mass protest

Up to 6,000 farmers took part in the protest, claiming that their livelihoods are at risk by below-cost selling from retailers.

# eu - Sunday 6 September, 2015

Britain looks like it could be headed out of the EU

According to a new poll, anyway.

# eu - Friday 4 September, 2015

Syrian family laid to rest as Taoiseach says we can take in more refugees

“There’s got to be a clear plan and a clear strategy to help people who are so distressed by these events.”

# eu - Sunday 30 August, 2015

‘We want to help them but we can’t’: Tourist hub Greek island is at breaking point

The country is dealing with its own economic struggles as thousands of migrants arrive in the country.

# eu - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

Couples suspected of entering sham marriages in Ireland will be investigated

The Registrar will now be able to investigate couples and report them to immigration services.

# eu - Friday 14 August, 2015

Tsipras ‘doesn’t regret’ leading Greece into third multi-billion euro bailout

The country’s parliament has approved the deal after all-night talks.

# eu - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Greece has reached a deal with its lenders. Here’s what it means

After night long talks with bailout negotiators at a central Athens hotel, the new multibillion-euro bailout deal has been closed.

# eu - Thursday 30 July, 2015

Ireland’s railways could be the next up for privatisation…

The government is reportedly coming under pressure from the Union’s competition branch to put our rail services out to international tender.

# eu - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Greece latest: Government wants final deal by 20 August

Politicians are due to vote on a second batch of reforms tomorrow in a fresh test of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ authority.

# eu - Saturday 18 July, 2015

Greek banks to re-open on Monday with a €60 daily withdrawal limit

Nine ministers have been replaced after objecting to the embattled country’s latest bailout.

‘Giving another bailout to Greece is like giving money to a drug addict’

“Maybe [Tsipras] didn’t really have a plan.”

# eu - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Greece latest: Banks to reopen on Monday, but with a €60 withdrawal limit

The EU has expressed its satisfaction with Greece as its parliament passes a sweeping austerity bill in advance of the country’s third bailout.

# eu - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

No fall off in holiday bookings to Greece but tourists told to bring lots of cash

Tour operators say it’s business as usual and there are no special deals to be had.

# eu - Monday 6 July, 2015

The Greek people have said no – so what’s next?

Yesterday’s result will have inspired millions across Europe that the forces of the 1% can be taken on.

From Business ETC Greece has offered Europe an opportunity to redress a fundamental flaw Opinion

Greece has offered Europe an opportunity to redress a fundamental flaw

It is in all our interests to bind up the economic and political wounds of the past seven years.

# eu - Friday 3 July, 2015

‘I worked for 50 years and now I am a beggar for €120′: What the debt crisis is doing to Greeks

The future is uncertain, but it’s the people of Greece who are feeling the effects.

# eu - Thursday 2 July, 2015

This logo could protect you from buying dangerous fake meds online

A new EU logo will be shown on all legally-operating pharmacies and retailers.

# eu - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Greece will accept the troika’s bailout terms… but says it hasn’t capitulated

Germany is still demanding the country go through with its planned referendum.

# eu - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

It’s official – Greece has failed to pay for its loans with the IMF

The deadline of 11pm has been and gone.

The Troika’s negotiations with Greece shows why Ireland must do the right thing

Heavily indebted countries should have a transparent, independent mechanism to turn to when facing the possibility of not being able to repay debts.

EU roaming charges: here’s what you’ll be paying for texts and calls next year

And we won’t have to worry about extra charges in two years’ time.

# eu - Monday 29 June, 2015

People are queuing for ATMs in Greece – but they can only get €60

Pensioners are also queuing outside closed banks.

# eu - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Is Greece about to kiss the euro goodbye?

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

# eu - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Ireland will NOT be taking part in a new EU mission to destroy migrant boats

The operation aims to ‘dismantle the business model’ of human traffickers.

# eu - Monday 22 June, 2015

Enda Kenny says he believes a deal is possible for Greece

Finance Minister Michael Noonan earlier said he wasn’t optimistic a deal could be reached today.

# eu - Friday 19 June, 2015

Ireland is now really thinking about what happens if Greece leaves the eurozone

The government has confirmed talks with the Central Bank and the NTMA about the implications of Greece exiting the eurozone.

# eu - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

The EU has started naming and shaming the world’s worst tax havens

We’re looking at you, Bermuda.

# eu - Sunday 14 June, 2015

The End (of the Euro) is Nigh

With Greece now just over a fortnight away from default, this could very well spell the beginning of the end for the Euro as we know it.

# eu - Saturday 13 June, 2015

From Business ETC Here’s why having Irish gives you a big leg up in grabbing a €52k EU job Léigh Anois Go Curamach

Here’s why having Irish gives you a big leg up in grabbing a €52k EU job

It’s ten years since Irish was made an official language of the EU.

# eu - Thursday 11 June, 2015

A victory for people power: we have postponed the controversial TTIP vote

The vote on the deal was called off at the last minute after MEPs were put under tremendous pressure from their constituents.

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