# european-commission - Yesterday’s News
Agriculture commissioner Dacian Ciolos has abandoned his plan after opposition from northern European countries.
# european-commission - Wednesday 22 May, 2013
Enda Kenny came under pressure from reporters in Brussels ahead of a European Council meeting with a focus on tax evasion and fraud.
# european-commission - Saturday 18 May, 2013
The new food safety rules mean restaurants will not be able to buy oil from specialised producers.
# european-commission - Wednesday 15 May, 2013
An inquiry has begun into claims oil prices may have been fixed for over a decade which could have resulted in petrol prices being kept artificially high.
# european-commission - Tuesday 14 May, 2013
The European Commission is looking at replacing one and two cent coins or getting rid of them entirely due to the costs involved in making them.
The ‘two-pack’ also means the Budget will have to be submitted to Brussels for its approval every October from now on.
# european-commission - Tuesday 7 May, 2013
EU leaders agreed to hold further discussions on agreeing a budget for the next seven years as well as plugging a shortfall in this year’s finances following negotiations, chaired by Ireland, in Brussels.
# european-commission - Friday 3 May, 2013
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
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Dublin said 1.5 per cent growth in the Budget, and 1.3 per cent last week… but the European Commission says 1.1 per cent.
# european-commission - Tuesday 30 April, 2013
Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said that government’s reduced forecast had shown that its current policy of austerity was not working.
A ban on three pesticides, which some argue are threatening bees, will come into effect from December following a European Commission vote yesterday.
# european-commission - Friday 26 April, 2013
The 76-year-old former premier is set to join a new grand coalition – and says he’s hoping to be made the Minister for Finance.
# european-commission - Wednesday 24 April, 2013
Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin want Troika approval to start charging from October 2014, with the first bills in 2015.
# european-commission - Tuesday 23 April, 2013
The European Commission president says, however, it is an ‘unacceptable prejudice’ to blame some countries for others’ problems.
Officials from the EU, IMF and ECB arrive in Dublin today to conduct their tenth review of Ireland’s bailout programme.
# european-commission - Monday 22 April, 2013
The European Commission approves the latest €1.6 billion loan – but wants Dublin to say WHERE it will continue to cut back.
# european-commission - Tuesday 16 April, 2013
All beef samples tested negative for horse DNA though one horse carcase was found to have traces of bute and is now under investigation.
The results were to be submitted to the commission by yesterday, 15 April, and are expected to be published today.
# european-commission - Thursday 11 April, 2013
The EU’s top court hands a major boost to opponents to the N6 bypass around Galway, ahead of a final Supreme Court ruling.
# european-commission - Monday 8 April, 2013
The protest aims to highlight the “outspoken and negative” comments that have been made about Travellers in recent months.
# european-commission - Thursday 28 March, 2013
Good morning! Here’s what you should know this morning as you kick off your Thursday.
# european-commission - Saturday 23 March, 2013
The Troika are in Cyprus for intensive talks, while Nicos Anastasiades could yet lead a delegation to Brussels this afternoon.
# european-commission - Thursday 7 March, 2013
The EU has been criticised for failing to enforce a commitment made by Microsoft to offer users a choice of internet browser for which the US tech giant was fined €561 million yesterday.
# european-commission - Thursday 28 February, 2013
José Manuel Barroso also said he was “confident” that the United Kingdom would choose to remain a part of the European Union after its upcoming referendum.
The President of the European Parliament affirms, however, that MEPs will probably not pass the EU’s draft seven-year Budget.
José Manuel Barroso also said that combating youth unemployment was a priority for the European Commission.
# european-commission - Wednesday 27 February, 2013
The European Commission has now officially confirmed a decision that had been expected. Ryanair said immediately it will appeal the rejection of its third bid for Aer Lingus.
# european-commission - Tuesday 26 February, 2013
We’re getting off lightly, though – Northern Ireland alone is being asked to return €17.7 million.
# european-commission - Monday 25 February, 2013
The European Commissioner says the €1 billion savings should be used to eliminate Ireland’s deficit as soon as possible.
# european-commission - Wednesday 20 February, 2013
The European Commission, Council and Parliament have reached a deal on introducing rules requiring early submissions of Budgets.
The scheme came into effect on 1 January 2013.
# european-commission - Wednesday 13 February, 2013
Olli Rehn has written to EU ministers indicating an openness to delaying austerity measures on a case-by-case basis.
# european-commission - Friday 1 February, 2013
The independent Wicklow TD met the Troika today, with YOUR questions in hand. Here’s what he was told.
# european-commission - Wednesday 30 January, 2013
The new system called U-Multirank was launched under Ireland’s EU presidency today.
# european-commission - Monday 28 January, 2013
Labour’s Phil Prendergast says the new graph search may be a breach of a citizen’s right to protect their personal data.
# european-commission - Saturday 26 January, 2013
New European data shows 24 EU countries increased their proportion of female company directors last year – but not us.
# european-commission - Wednesday 23 January, 2013
The Water Services Bill will begin its path through the Oireachtas in the Seanad chamber this afternoon.
# european-commission - Tuesday 22 January, 2013
Brendan Howlin today confirmed he was continuing with plans to cut public staff numbers by 9,500 in two years.
The deal has been hailed by finance minister Michael Noonan as having the potential to save Ireland billions of euro.