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# eu - Today’s News

Coveney to discuss 'troubling events in Gaza' with EU foreign ministers

The Tánaiste is due to go to Palestine and Israel next week.

# eu - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Ireland has a new data protection law... just hours before the EU's bumper new regulation comes into force

The new law will bring Ireland into line with GDPR just in time for the deadline of midnight tonight.

# eu - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Varadkar warns Theresa May that border solution will be needed soon to avoid hard Brexit

Varadkar said he had yet to see a proposal from London that “remotely approaches” a solution to the border issue with Northern Ireland.

# eu - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Dublin City Council to trial alternative to controversial Monsanto weedkiller in parks and on streets

A 2015 study by the World Health Organisation concluded that glyphosate was “probably carcinogenic” to humans.

# eu - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

US-EU trade war on hold - for now - as Trump pulls back on controversial tariffs

The deadline for the new steel and aluminium tariffs has been extended for a month.

# eu - Saturday 28 April, 2018

'Building walls will not solve this problem. Neither can the EU provide a home for everyone'

The issue might not be in the headlines now, but it could be very quickly, writes Brian Hayes MEP.

# eu - Thursday 26 April, 2018

French ambassador to EU walks out of meeting in protest at use of English language

Philippe Leglise-Costa left the talks on Wednesday to show his dissatisfaction with the “linguistic regime”.

Defence Forces conduct exercise to help prepare for 'dirty bomb' attacks

This EU-funded project uses robots and unmanned aerial vehicles to help minimise the risk to operators while collecting physical evidence.

From The42 Messi scores in EU court battle to trademark name Winning

Messi scores in EU court battle to trademark name

The Argentine star, the world’s highest earning footballer, rode out a challenge by a Spanish cycling gear manufacturer.

# eu - Saturday 21 April, 2018

EU, Trump and Russia praise North Korea's plan to halt nuclear tests

Donald Trump tweeted that “progress [is] being made for all”.

# eu - Thursday 19 April, 2018

80% of Irish people believe immigrants are integrated successfully

Irish attitudes were found to be the most positive in the EU.

Nestle given thumbs down on Kit Kat finger shape by EU court

Nestle has been locked in a decade-long battle with US rival Mondelez.

# eu - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

France's Macron warns MEPs of growing sense of authoritarianism in Europe

Macron addressed the European Parliament for the first time this morning.

# eu - Sunday 8 April, 2018

A fiery anti-immigration and nationalist platform has Hungary's PM cruising for a third term Viktor Orban This post contains videos

A fiery anti-immigration and nationalist platform has Hungary's PM cruising for a third term

Viktor Orban has long clashed with Brussels over his policies.

# eu - Saturday 31 March, 2018

All new cars in Ireland to be equipped to dial emergency services if you crash

eCall is a new life-saving technology which will be fitted to all new cars from today.

# eu - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Theresa May to tour UK today to mark one-year countdown to Brexit

She is set to visit Northern Ireland for lunch before returning to London later this evening.

# eu - Monday 26 March, 2018

UK civil servant tasked with finding solution to Irish border issue quits job

Simon Case is leaving his role to become Prince William’s private secretary.

# eu - Friday 23 March, 2018

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”.

Ireland 'fully supports' UK's efforts to punish those behind 'heinous' poisoning of former spy

Russia has denied involvement in the poisoning.

# 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.

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