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#European Commission

# european-commission - Friday 22 June, 2018

Hate speech, xenophobia, and resentment are 'unrelentingly' on the rise across Europe

The annual report of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance paints a bleak picture of the levels of tolerance currently being seen across the EU.

# european-commission - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Phil Hogan: 'I don’t think the British are in a very coherent position at the moment'

Ireland’s EU commissioner said that the Irish government’s patience is wearing thin.

# european-commission - Sunday 10 June, 2018

How can you bag some free InterRail tickets?

The new scheme will provide 140 free InterRail tickets to 18 year olds that can cost up to €700

# european-commission - 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.

# european-commission - Thursday 10 May, 2018

Building firm CRH is no longer Ireland's biggest company as a familiar name shoots to the top of the tree

Tech giant Apple has made a meteoric rise up the leaderboard of the country’s largest businesses.

# european-commission - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

European Commission clears way for Ireland's sugar tax to start next week Tax

European Commission clears way for Ireland's sugar tax to start next week

The tax on sugar-sweetened drinks was first announced as part of Budget 2017.

# european-commission - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Date for sugar tax pushed back three weeks from 6 April to 1 May

The date has been pushed back to ensure the tax complies with EU State aid law.

# european-commission - Monday 19 March, 2018

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”.

# european-commission - 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.

# european-commission - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Polish man fighting extradition from Ireland citing the alleged corruption of his own country's legal system

Artur Celmer is the subject of three separate extradition warrants from his native country (where he claims he could not get a fair trial) for alleged drug trafficking.

# european-commission - Thursday 25 January, 2018

The EU has shot down claims that Nama gives illegal state aid to developers

Some of Ireland’s biggest developers claimed the ‘bad bank’ had broken the rules.

# european-commission - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

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.

# european-commission - Friday 8 December, 2017

This is what the Brexit deal means for Ireland and Northern Ireland

There will be NO hard border.

# european-commission - Thursday 30 November, 2017

The government isn't saying when the €13 billion from Apple will be recovered

Collecting the money requires a “bespoke solution”, a top official said.

# european-commission - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Ireland has the second highest third-level fees in Europe

The report from the European Commission looks the costs and supports associated with higher education in 42 European countries.

# european-commission - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Debate Room: We should take Apple's €13 billion to halve housing lists

The European Commission announced last week that it is taking Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover €13 billion of tax due from Apple.

# european-commission - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

The EU is taking Ireland to court over its failure to recover €13 billion from Apple

The government said it is “extremely disappointed” by the move.

# european-commission - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

A complaint has been made to Europe about Ireland's failure to protect wildlife

The Irish Wildlife Trust has reported 97 illegal wildfires to the European Commission.

# european-commission - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Government yet to make final decision as to when water charges will be refunded

Officials are in negotiations with the EU for a special deal to pay around €160 million in water charge refunds.

# european-commission - Monday 10 July, 2017

'These investigations could seriously alter the motor insurance landscape in Ireland'

This is an exceptionally worrying time for those companies implicated in these investigations, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

# european-commission - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Juncker lays into 'ridiculous' European Parliament after just 30 of 751 MEPs show up for debate

But his remarks drew a sharp response from parliament head Antonio Tajani.

# european-commission - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Facebook fined €110 million for providing false information on WhatsApp takeover

The social media giant said that any errors it made were not intentional.

# european-commission - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

EU investigates if company increased cancer drug prices by 'several hundred percent'

In Italy in 2016, Aspen Pharma increased the price of five “life-saving and irreplaceable” drugs by between 300% and 1,500%.

# european-commission - Monday 1 May, 2017

Theresa May dismisses rumours Brexit meeting with EU chief went badly as "Brussels gossip"

Rumours abound that Commission chief Jean Claude Juncker is deeply pessimistic regarding May’s alleged hardline attitude towards Brexit talks.

# european-commission - Friday 7 April, 2017

Simon Coveney says water committee seems to be moving in 'extremely worrying' direction

The minister has said some of the wording agreed by the committee is “deeply ambiguous” and at odds with the EU.

# european-commission - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Ireland spent €440k on a report defending Apple months before the EU's scathing tax ruling

But European officials said the unsolicited report from PwC ‘misinterpreted’ the relevant rules.

# european-commission - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

The EU wants to tighten rules on claiming benefits in a different country

Critics say the current rules are an incentive for so-called benefits tourism.

# european-commission - Friday 2 December, 2016

Europe raises concerns about lack of housing in Ireland

The European Commission and ECB say “recent price and rent increases have drawn attention to persistent housing supply bottlenecks”.

# european-commission - Thursday 1 December, 2016

'Thousands of employees, very highly trained': Kenny pays tribute to Apple

The Taoiseach is on a three-day trip to the US, where he will meet business leaders including those from Apple and Facebook.

# european-commission - Friday 11 November, 2016

Ryanair ordered to pay back €2 million illegal state aid to Austrian airport

The EU Commission found that some funding provided to the airline breached its rules.

# european-commission - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Calls to give free Interrail passes to all European 18-year-olds as birthday presents

The proposal is being put forward by Manfred Weber of the European People’s Party (EEP), the party in Europe aligned with Fine Gael.

# european-commission - Monday 19 September, 2016

Margrethe Vestager, scourge of Apple, is going after more multinationals

Late last week, 185 American CEOs asked German chancellor Angela Merkel to intervene in Vestager’s €13 billion Apple tax ruling.

# european-commission - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Call for more monitoring of super trawlers after dolphin deaths

Irish MEP Seán Kelly said people who break rules should be “dealt with”.

# european-commission - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

MEPs laugh at Jean-Claude Juncker when he says Europe is fighting tax evasion

Earlier, Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes said: “Changing the rules, however appalling [they are], is not smart.”

# european-commission - Saturday 10 September, 2016

The race for the €13 billion: Spain, Austria and Italy chase a slice of the Apple pie

Heavily-indebted Spain, which is under threat of an EU fine for breaking spending rules, said it was urgently seeking how much Apple may have denied Spanish taxpayers.

# european-commission - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

The Taoiseach went on the US news to defend the Apple tax appeal

Sweetheart deals are “not the way we do business here,” he said.

# european-commission - Sunday 4 September, 2016

We Need To Talk About Apple: Two top Irish economists go head-to-head over the €13 billion

UCD Professor Moore McDowell says we have nothing to lose in appealing, while TCD Professor Brian Lucey says Ireland should let Apple fight its own battles.

# european-commission - Friday 2 September, 2016

Noonan claims Apple ruling an "attack" on Ireland's corporate tax regime Apple Tax This post contains videos

Noonan claims Apple ruling an "attack" on Ireland's corporate tax regime

The Dáil will be recalled next to vote on the Government’s decision to appeal the Apple ruling.

# european-commission - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Government expresses fears for jobs after EU decision 'upends' our tax system

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan requires Cabinet consent to allow Ireland to appeal the European Commission’s recent ruling.

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