A political and economic union consisting of 27 member countries. It is a trading bloc with common trading laws and product regulation for all of its members. The union was originaly the European Coal and Steel Community and was set up after the Second World War to help improve relations between countries. In 1957 it became the European Economic Community and in 1993 the EU was formally established.
# european-union - Friday 1 August, 2014
The action by Kinvara follows calls by Trócaire for a ban on goods from settlements in the West Bank.
A new study by Trinity College Dublin has also found that migrant parents face a greater risk of poverty.
How many do you remember?
# european-union - Thursday 24 July, 2014
The ruling makes Poland the first EU member state to be held to account for involvement in the CIA’s rendition programme.
It wasn’t the only country….
And it would probably be something a little bit more sophisticated than the piggy bank pictured.
# european-union - Monday 21 July, 2014
The company face criticism about in-app purchases targeted at children.
# european-union - Wednesday 16 July, 2014
Creighton could be a better fit for the role of a European Commissioner, while Hogan looks likely to receive a small portfolio.
# european-union - Monday 7 July, 2014
Neuroscientists have warned it could be a waste of money.
# european-union - Tuesday 1 July, 2014
The changes are thanks to the European Commission, with the hope of removing roaming charges altogether,.
# european-union - Friday 27 June, 2014
Moldova and Georgia also signed identical deals with the union this morning.
# european-union - Monday 16 June, 2014
Last-ditch talks failed to resolve a price dispute.
# european-union - Saturday 14 June, 2014
An Taisce has branded such policies as “unsustainable”.
# european-union - Friday 13 June, 2014
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-union - Monday 2 June, 2014
The European Commission has recommended that the government ensure that excessive debt is corrected in a sustainable manner by 2015 and beyond.
# european-union - Sunday 25 May, 2014
While turnout has been strong in Kiev, poll stations have remained closed in many eastern cities.
# european-union - Tuesday 20 May, 2014
Don’t know your EPP from your elbow? We’ve got you covered.
# european-union - Sunday 18 May, 2014
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# european-union - Saturday 17 May, 2014
NoelleAnne O’Sullivan’s focus is on Irish workers and businesses in London and she believes a British exit from the EU could have serious consequences for Ireland and for the Peace Process.
# european-union - Friday 16 May, 2014
The debate was the first of its kind to include all five parties in the running for the highest executive position in the EU.
# european-union - Saturday 10 May, 2014
Raymond Whitehead wants to spread the message that there is a democratic way of running countries – “not the dictatorship we have now”.
Labour’s candidate says it was “the commission of Rehn and Barroso” that imposed hardship.
# european-union - Tuesday 6 May, 2014
Robin allows elderly people to connect with friends, family and medical professionals and can also watch for falls and monitor blood pressure.
David O’Sullivan previously worked with the Department of Foreign Affairs.
# european-union - Friday 2 May, 2014
Greece is still the country faring the worst with an unemployment rate of 26.7 per cent.
# european-union - Saturday 26 April, 2014
After passing new legislation concerning data retention and net neutrality, the next five years will see the EU become a major influence in how digital laws and regulations are shaped.
# european-union - Thursday 24 April, 2014
The Polish community in Ireland has created this amazing video to thank you.
# european-union - Tuesday 22 April, 2014
Dublin hasn’t been chosen in over 20 years.
# european-union - Thursday 17 April, 2014
The four parties have agreed on a way forward following half a day of talks, including a call to disband armed groups that have taken over buildings.
# european-union - Monday 14 April, 2014
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will travel to Luxembourg to attend the meeting.
# european-union - Sunday 13 April, 2014
It comes as the IPCC publishes its latest report on climate change.
# european-union - Tuesday 8 April, 2014
More than half of workers find their workplace stressful, a survey revealed.
# european-union - Thursday 3 April, 2014
The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty was signed this time last year.
# european-union - Tuesday 1 April, 2014
The European Commission expressed concern today about trends in deaths of vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists.
# european-union - Monday 24 March, 2014
Enda Kenny also called for more coverage of European affairs.
Ireland received just 0.2 per cent of these.
# european-union - Sunday 9 March, 2014
The junior minister said he definitely won’t be running in the next general election if he makes it to Europe.
# european-union - Thursday 6 March, 2014
The decision on whether or not to join the Russia Federation will be put to the people of Crimea on 16 March.
# european-union - Tuesday 4 March, 2014
In a speech to be delivered tomorrow night in Cork, the European Commission President praises the “sacrifices” Irish families have made.
# european-union - Thursday 27 February, 2014
The European Commission president is due to give a 25-minute speech at the ceremony.
One MEP says that hurling “is in the blood of the Irish people”.