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#EU

# eu - Saturday 21 July, 2018

European Parliament proposes new rules for parents to juggle work and home commitments EU

European Parliament proposes new rules for parents to juggle work and home commitments

This will include the right to flexible working hours for parents with children 10 years and under.

# eu - Friday 20 July, 2018

'We need choices and decisions': Barnier calls for greater clarity on May's Brexit white paper

Michel Barnier said the priority should be on clinching a Brexit divorce deal over the next weeks.

# eu - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Speak Irish? The EU wants 72 translators

An bhfuil Gaeilge agat?

Simon Coveney says UK's Brexit bill amendments 'not helpful' for negotiations

He also said that Sinn Féin should explain its policy of abstentionism as it could have influenced the vote on Monday.

# eu - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

EU and Japan to sign massive trade deal as US puts up barriers

The “landmark” EU-Japan deal creates a massive economic zone.

# eu - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Theresa May's Brexit plan criticised as a 'real blow' for London's finance sector

The controversial plan prompted the resignation of chief negotiator David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

# eu - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

From made-up quotes to Brexit votes - Boris Johnson has come a long way, and he's far from done yet

Johnson’s resignation as UK foreign secretary has given Theresa May the mother of all political headaches.

# eu - Friday 6 July, 2018

After a day-long private meeting, Theresa May's cabinet agrees to a 12-point Brexit position

Theresa May has reportedly warned her Cabinet that they must agree to this position, or else they’ll be disciplined.

# eu - Saturday 30 June, 2018

A Brexit timeline: How much time is actually left to strike a deal?

Here’s what’s happened so far, and what’s still to come in the Brexit negotiations.

# eu - Friday 29 June, 2018

EU leaders agree migration deal after all-night Brussels talks

Italy’s hardline new premier said his country was “no longer alone”.

# eu - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Merkel warns that migration 'could decide Europe's destiny'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the warning hours before a Brussels summit with other EU leaders.

'Time is running out' - Varadkar joins EU leaders to talk Brexit and migration

Deep divisions are expected to surface over migration.

# eu - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Opinion: The immigration crisis may spell the end of the European dream

If the Member States fail to reach agreement on a way of stemming and regulating the influx of immigrants and asylum seekers, the European project itself may be dealt a fatal blow, writes President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani.

# eu - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

UK officially passes (to hoots of approval) its EU withdrawal bill - making Brexit a certainty Leaving Cert This post contains videos

UK officially passes (to hoots of approval) its EU withdrawal bill - making Brexit a certainty

Brexit day is now also enshrined in EU law as being 29 March 2019, at 11pm.

# eu - Monday 25 June, 2018

Harley-Davidson to move some production out of the US over EU tariffs

The iconic American brand was hit with retaliatory tariffs by the EU.

# eu - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Ferry service faces uncertain future amid struggle to reach Brexit deal

Today marks the second anniversary of the Brexit vote.

# eu - Friday 22 June, 2018

Eight years and three bailouts later, Greece's debt crisis is finally over

Greece’s economy has stabilised after being in turmoil for many years.

# eu - Thursday 21 June, 2018

'Ireland stands at the heart of Europe' - Juncker tells Dáil EU is behind Ireland

Juncker today held a meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

Jean-Claude Juncker is in town to talk to Leo about Brexit

The President of the European Commission will also address members of the Dáil and Seanad.

Juncker's visit: 'The onus is on our government to insist that his visit is productive'

It should not be just about talks behind closed doors in an echo chamber, writes Dominic Hannigan.

# eu - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

EU counter-tariffs on US products including blue jeans, motorbikes and whiskey kicking in on Friday

Cranberries, cranberry juice, orange juice, sweetcorn and peanut butter are among the other food products targeted.

# eu - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Ireland was the fourth safest EU country for road deaths last year

Ireland had the fourth largest decline in road deaths amongst the EU28 countries between 2016 and 2017.

# eu - Friday 15 June, 2018

EU approves tariffs on US motorcycles, bourbon and blue jeans as trade war grows

Europe’s move fuels a growing transatlantic trade war just days after a disastrous G7 summit in Canada.

Irish economy is growing substantially but Brexit 'poses major threat'

High levels of household and public debt are also concerning, the Central Bank has said.

# eu - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

A lot of people are talking about The Sun's front page

‘Great Britain or Great Betrayal.’

# eu - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Theresa May's Cabinet agrees on Brexit backstop ending in 2021

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has voiced opposition to any time-limited backstop.

# eu - Monday 28 May, 2018

Plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds could be banned across the EU Marine Litter This post contains videos

Plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds could be banned across the EU

Some 500,000 tonnes of plastic waste from the EU end up in the sea every year.

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.

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