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# eu - Today’s News

EU leaders approve guidelines for negotiations on post-Brexit relations and trade talks

However, the major issue of the Irish border still remains unresolved.

EU leaders agree Russia 'highly likely' to blame for nerve agent attack

Some states are also now considering following Britain’s lead in expelling Russian diplomats.

# eu - Monday 19 March, 2018

UK and EU agree on Brexit 'backstop' solution for the Irish border

According to the draft treaty agreed for the ‘ordered withdrawal’ of the UK from the EU, the backstop will apply unless or until another solution is found.

Some fidget spinners can cause serious injuries to children - EU report

The European Commission says its product alert system has detected some light-up spinners whose batteries can cause “burns to the oesophagus and intestines”.

# eu - Saturday 17 March, 2018

At least 16 people, including six children, die after boat capsizes off Greece

Another three people are missing after the boat went down overnight.

# eu - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

European Commission president: 'Good Friday Agreement must be preserved in all its dimensions'

Jean-Claude Juncker said that the European Union stood “firm and united” when it came to Ireland.

# eu - Sunday 11 March, 2018

The UK's divorce from the EU is hurting Ireland's cross-border weddings trade

Northern Irish couples are the ‘bread and butter’ of some regional hoteliers.

# eu - Saturday 10 March, 2018

After crunch trade talks, EU attacks US for failing to provide 'full clarity' on tariffs

The EU has lined up counter measures against Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminium.

Between Brexit, Italy and Germany, the EU's reforms are under threat

Pressure to reform the EU and deepen ties among the soon-to-be 27 member states mounted in 2016.

# eu - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'Ireland first': Donald Tusk says every EU leader 'wants to protect peace process and avoid hard border' Brexit This post contains videos

'Ireland first': Donald Tusk says every EU leader 'wants to protect peace process and avoid hard border'

The President of the European Council said disrupting the peace process in Northern Ireland “must be avoided at all costs”.

# eu - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Peanut butter and bourbon: The US and EU are on the verge of a tit-for-tat trade war

Donald Trump’s administration has vowed to unveil new tariffs on steel and aluminium over the coming days.

# eu - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Trump claims EU has made it 'almost impossible' for US firms to trade

Meanwhile, the US is “subsidising” Europe militarily, he said.

# eu - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Brexit: What's next?

It was a big week, Brexit wise.

# eu - Friday 2 March, 2018

May moots 'associate membership' of EU agencies, concedes neither side can have 'exactly what we want'

The British PM said that she was not cherry-picking but just negotiating in the same way as any trade deal is put together.

# eu - Friday 23 February, 2018

'Pure illusion': That was the EU's withering assessment of Theresa May's Brexit plan

The UK government is apparently now in agreement, but the EU says their plan is not possible.

# eu - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Coveney says 'we can't alter geography and history' amid increasingly tense Brexit talks

The Tánaiste added that power-sharing needs to be “urgently” restored in Northern Ireland.

# eu - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

David Davis: Britain won't be plunged into 'Mad Max dystopian' world after Brexit

David Davis took aim at Britain’s critics in a speech today.

# eu - Sunday 18 February, 2018

The government wants to exempt itself from the EU's new hardcore data protection rules - but why?

A new Data Protection Act has to be in place before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live in May – but the Irish state seems in no mood to align itself with Europe on the issue.

# eu - Saturday 17 February, 2018

'Terrorists don't care who they kill': Theresa May says Europe must protect citizens Brexit This post contains videos

'Terrorists don't care who they kill': Theresa May says Europe must protect citizens

She called for a “deep and special partnership” to be maintained between the UK and the European Union post-Brexit.

# eu - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Irish ECB candidate Philip Lane wins backing of key EU parliament committee

The final decision will be taken on 22 March at an EU summit.

# eu - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Quiz: With all this talk of Irexit, how much do you know about Ireland and the EU?

Ireland and the EU go way back – but what do you know about the specifics of the relationship?

# eu - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Should Ireland leave the EU? New poll shows only 10% of voters would back 'Irexit'

An ‘Irexit’ event took place last weekend – but campaigners may have an uphill battle ahead.

Explainer: Why the "cast iron" guarantee for no hard Brexit border may now be in doubt

All eyes are on the UK to divulge its solutions to solve the issue of the Irish border.

Varadkar: 'The Israeli government has a tendency to disengage with countries that recognise the state of Palestine'

The Taoiseach said Ireland plans to intensify and increase aid work in the Palestinian territories.

# eu - Friday 9 February, 2018

EU 'still waiting' on UK to give specific solutions to Irish border issue

EU negotiator Michel Barnier said border checks would be “unavoidable” if the UK left the single market and the customs union.

# eu - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

EU seeking power to restrict UK access to single market post-Brexit if it violates agreed rules

The comments are contained in the latest EU draft of the transition agreement.

# eu - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Government will not oppose Bill that will extend unpaid parental leave to six months

Under current rules, parents are entitled to 18 weeks unpaid leave.

# eu - Monday 5 February, 2018

Online shopping is going to become a lot cheaper thanks to a new EU law

You will no longer be redirected to a company’s Irish or UK store.

# eu - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Hoteliers say stricter rules on a cancer-causing food substance would be 'unworkable'

EU rules will be rolled out in April to clamp down on acrylamide, which is found in chips.

Poll: Would you vote for Irexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you vote for Irexit?

Nigel Farage believes there’s a ‘gap’ in Ireland’s political market which could be filled by an anti-EU political force.

# eu - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Poll: Are you comfortable with your flight details being shared with other countries? Passenger Name Directive This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you comfortable with your flight details being shared with other countries?

Ireland must shortly pass a new law in order to be compliant with EU security standards regarding flight passenger information.

# eu - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Brexit will be bad for UK under any scenario - report

The economic impact assessment showed growth would be lower under a range of potential scenarios.

# eu - Monday 29 January, 2018

Facebook is making privacy settings easier to find ahead of strict new EU law

The social media giant has published its privacy principles for the first time.

# eu - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Top UK Brexit official expects a deal to be reached for leaving the EU 'before the end of March'

David Davis said both sides should have agreed the “substantive” terms of their permanent future relationship by March 2019.

Ireland will get two extra MEPs because of Brexit

There will be 73 vacant MEP seats after the UK withdraws from the European Union.

# eu - Friday 19 January, 2018

Farage doesn't want second Brexit referendum but fears UK will be forced into one

Last week, Farage suggested that Britain should have a second Brexit referendum in a tweet.

# eu - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Farage brands Varadkar a 'European unionist' as he attacks Irish relationship with EU

An Taoiseach was the first EU leader to speak in a series on ‘the Future of Europe’.

Poll: Do you make an effort to cut down on single-use coffee cups? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you make an effort to cut down on single-use coffee cups?

The EU is going to ban single-use coffee cups by 2030.

The EU is going to ban single-use coffee cups by 2030

Around 26 million tonnes of plastic waste is generated in Europe every year, but only 30% of that is recycled.

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