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#European Commission

# european-commission - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Confirmed: Big Phil Hogan is now officially the EU Agriculture Commissioner

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy said he intends to hold the commissioner accountable at all times.

# european-commission - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

From Business ETC Ryanair has been ordered to repay illegal state aid to Germany… AGAIN Hey Stop That

Ryanair has been ordered to repay illegal state aid to Germany… AGAIN

But the company has denied any wrongdoing after it was ordered to pay back €300,000 for the latest breach.

From Business ETC EU tells Ireland: You must follow rules for Bus Éireann scheme Rural Transport

EU tells Ireland: You must follow rules for Bus Éireann scheme

Compensation under the School Transport Scheme is not in line with current EU rules.

# european-commission - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Opinion: We need a modern framework for data protection – and we need it now

Data protection reform will need to rebuild the trust that has been shattered by numerous spying scandals and data breaches.

# european-commission - Thursday 2 October, 2014

From Business ETC Ryanair ordered to pay Germany back €500,000, but everything else is grand Pocket Change

Ryanair ordered to pay Germany back €500,000, but everything else is grand

The budget airline’s passenger numbers keep growing and its planes are getting more full.

# european-commission - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

From Business ETC Here’s what we know about the EU’s claim that Ireland gave illegal State aid to Apple Sweetheart Deal

Here’s what we know about the EU’s claim that Ireland gave illegal State aid to Apple

They say that Apple was given an advantage over competitors.

# european-commission - Monday 29 September, 2014

Here’s why the next 10 days are critical for the future of the European Union

Fine Gael’s Brian Hayes explains the process of confirming the make-up of the next European Commission.

# european-commission - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Olli Rehn: ‘Bondholders partly to blame for Irish crisis… but your banks were reckless’

The former EU Economics Commissioner also said he would consider attending the Banking Inquiry.

# european-commission - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Aaron McKenna: ‘We don’t need national political castoffs to run an arbitrarily sized bureaucracy’

European Commissioners aren’t picked on any basis of merit or usefulness. It’s no different than most governments, but at least we elect the cabinet together at home.

# european-commission - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Explainer: Phil Hogan’s set to be named as Agriculture Commissioner … but what happens next?

Some Irish TDs have been threatening to make life difficult for Big Phil during the nomination process. But can they cause that much trouble for the divisive former minister?

# european-commission - Friday 22 August, 2014

Most young Irish people think that cannabis should be legalised

A new study by the European Commission has also found that use of legal highs was three times the European average.

# european-commission - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

From Business ETC The EU has unveiled a new logo that shows which devices follow its privacy laws Tagged

The EU has unveiled a new logo that shows which devices follow its privacy laws

The growing use of RFID chips in devices has caused the European Commission to put together regulations for them, ensuring no legal ‘grey zone’ emerges from their use.

# european-commission - Monday 21 July, 2014

From Business ETC EU hits out at Apple over in-app purchases Unaddressed Concerns

EU hits out at Apple over in-app purchases

The company face criticism about in-app purchases targeted at children.

# european-commission - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

From Business ETC Online gambling should offer players spending limits and alerts – Commission Play Fair

Online gambling should offer players spending limits and alerts – Commission

New recommendations by the EU Commission aim to minimise potential financial harm to consumers.

# european-commission - Thursday 10 July, 2014

From Business ETC EU Commission seeks return of €57m in farm support payments CAP

EU Commission seeks return of €57m in farm support payments

European Court of Auditors says Commission did not properly supervise Member States in the calculation of CAP entitlements.

# european-commission - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Co Clare wave energy project awarded €23m to develop technology

ESB-led renewable energy project aims to generate electricity by 2018.

# european-commission - Thursday 3 July, 2014

From Business ETC Grants to Irish farmers will total €4bn over the next six years. Rural Ireland

Grants to Irish farmers will total €4bn over the next six years.

They include supports for being environmentally friendly and for investment.

# european-commission - Friday 27 June, 2014

EU leaders ‘could live to regret’ choosing Junker as Commission president

Junker was named as the next president of the Commission today despite serious opposition from David Cameron who forced an unprecedented vote on the issue at a summit in Brussels.

# european-commission - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

From Business ETC EU Commission pushes for elimination of roaming charges Roaming

EU Commission pushes for elimination of roaming charges

Data roaming prices being cut by more than half across the EU from 1 July 2014, but Neelie Kroes says that it is ‘not enough’.

# european-commission - Monday 23 June, 2014

Ryanair cancels flights ahead of France’s air traffic control strike

Controllers are striking over planned cuts under the European Commission’s ‘Single Sky Europe’ programme.

From Business ETC EU beats US to become world’s top agri and food exporter Food Fight

EU beats US to become world’s top agri and food exporter

Emerging markets, like China, are pushing up demand for European food products, according to the European Commission.

Opinion: There’s no room for complacency over the investigation into Apple in Ireland Tax

Opinion: There’s no room for complacency over the investigation into Apple in Ireland

In the event of a finding against Ireland, the fallout will be measured in a drop of nurses, medical cards and Gardaí on the streets.

# european-commission - Sunday 22 June, 2014

‘I’ve a job to do here’: Enda rules out top EU role… again

The Taoiseach said he expects Jean-Claude Juncker to become the next president of the European Commission, but David Cameron is trying to block this from happening.

# european-commission - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Enda Kenny: No, I’m not worried about the investigation into Apple’s Irish tax deal

The Taoiseach is pretty confident that Ireland hasn’t broken any rules.

# european-commission - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

From Business ETC What the IFAC? Five questions about the guys who want a tougher budget this year Analysis

What the IFAC? Five questions about the guys who want a tougher budget this year

This morning IFAC called on Government to stick to the €2 billion adjustment – but who are they, and why are they so eager to keep costs down?

From Business ETC Spending watchdog tells Government to stick to €2 billion austerity target STICK TO IT

Spending watchdog tells Government to stick to €2 billion austerity target

The Fiscal Advisory Council is urging the government to stick to this year’s target, but promising an easing off of austerity next year.

# european-commission - Friday 13 June, 2014

Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe

The former prime minister of Luxembourg is part of a developing crisis that threatens to be one of the greatest faced by the European Union.

# european-commission - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

TD warns that Apple tax probe could result in job losses

Michael McGrath has said that the government must use “every means at its disposal” to defend Ireland’s corporate tax rules.

# european-commission - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Kenny: Comments were made to me about the top EU job, but ‘that matter is now irrelevant’ Enda's Choice This post contains videos

Kenny: Comments were made to me about the top EU job, but ‘that matter is now irrelevant’

The Taoiseach was speaking at a press conference with the Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte who is in Dublin on an official visit today.

From Business ETC Is the EU going to investigate Ireland’s tax deal with multinationals? Corporation Tax

Is the EU going to investigate Ireland’s tax deal with multinationals?

An announcement is expected tomorrow, but the European Commission is keeping quiet.

# european-commission - Monday 2 June, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about Labour Party leadership, marathons and job worries in Waterford.

From Business ETC Criticisms of Irish healthcare overspend and unemployment levels in EU report Rein It In

Criticisms of Irish healthcare overspend and unemployment levels in EU report

The European Commission has recommended that the government ensure that excessive debt is corrected in a sustainable manner by 2015 and beyond.

# european-commission - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook tries to avoid future headaches by asking EU to review WhatsApp deal Antitrust

Facebook tries to avoid future headaches by asking EU to review WhatsApp deal

The review, if it goes ahead, could help Facebook avoid potential antitrust reviews from multiple EU member states.

# european-commission - Monday 26 May, 2014

Angela Merkel: The rise of populist parties is remarkable and regrettable

But she is happy today with her own party wins.

# european-commission - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Everything you need to know about the European Parliament but were afraid to ask

Don’t know your EPP from your elbow? We’ve got you covered.

# european-commission - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

From Business ETC Controversial Poolbeg plan gets green light from EU Waste Not

Controversial Poolbeg plan gets green light from EU

But TD Kevin Humphreys still thinks the plans should be scrapped, saying today it is a waste of taxpayers’ money.

From Business ETC Does this man know how to fix the Eurozone? Back To The Drawing Board

Does this man know how to fix the Eurozone?

A former advisor to Jose Manuel Barroso says the only way to save Europe is to change direction.

# european-commission - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

From Business ETC This charming robot helps older people stay in their own homes Helpful

This charming robot helps older people stay in their own homes

Robin allows elderly people to connect with friends, family and medical professionals and can also watch for falls and monitor blood pressure.

# european-commission - Monday 5 May, 2014

From Business ETC Europe predicts growth and less unemployment for Ireland European Commission

Europe predicts growth and less unemployment for Ireland

The European Commission predicted 1.4 per cent growth for 2014 and employment growth of 2.4 per cent.

# european-commission - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From Business ETC European Commission proposes rules for the operation of unmanned drones Civil Drones

European Commission proposes rules for the operation of unmanned drones

The new regulations would allow remotely piloted devices to be treated the same way as piloted aircraft.

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