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# european-union - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Ireland officially ratifies arms treaty aimed at regulating the international weapons trade

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty was signed this time last year.

# european-union - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Road deaths falling in Europe – but up 19 per cent in Ireland

The European Commission expressed concern today about trends in deaths of vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists.

# european-union - Monday 24 March, 2014

Taoiseach: Enough banks and bailouts, we need more good news on the radio

Enda Kenny also called for more coverage of European affairs.

Asylum applications in the EU surged to 435k last year

Ireland received just 0.2 per cent of these.

# european-union - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Brian Hayes: This is a serious election for serious people

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

Crimean assembly to be dissolved after request to join Russia

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

Barroso: ‘The European Commission is one of Ireland’s best friends’

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

Barroso to receive honorary doctorate from UCC

The European Commission president is due to give a 25-minute speech at the ceremony.

Do hurleys need special EU protection?

One MEP says that hurling “is in the blood of the Irish people”.

# european-union - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

EU to double Ireland’s funding for homeless services like soup kitchens

Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy said the increase is welcome but it is still too low considering the scale of poverty across the EU.

# european-union - Sunday 16 February, 2014

It could be “impossible” for an independent Scotland to join the EU

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso noted that the formation of a new member state needs approval from all other EU nations.

# european-union - Monday 10 February, 2014

Families affected by swine flu jab to demand action from EU health commissioner

The vaccine, which has been linked to narcolepsy in young people, was approved by the European medicines watchdog in 2009.

# european-union - Monday 27 January, 2014

Column: The Troika may be gone, but Ireland’s social problems remain

With the instability in the eurozone receding in recent months, we have seen the emergence of an important debate at European level: how to tackle the serious social impact of the recession, writes Dominic Hannigan TD.

# european-union - Friday 24 January, 2014

British exit from EU wouldn’t give Taoiseach a headache

The Taoiseach also dismissed suggestions that he would take up a role in the EU instead of leading Fine Gael into the 2016 general election.

# european-union - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Adams accuses European leaders of trying to create ‘EU army’

Adams questioned the future of Irish neutrality as the EU plans to increase spending on weapons.

# european-union - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

From Business ETC House prices in the euro area are still on the rise House Prices

House prices in the euro area are still on the rise

Countries like Slovenia and Denmark, however, are not faring well.

# european-union - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Irish MEPs ‘confident’ EU will provide storm repair funds

A group of MEPs met with the Commissioner for Regional Development in Strasbourg this morning.

# european-union - Friday 10 January, 2014

From Business ETC Central Bank governor: The bailout programme did what it said on the tin Central Bank

Central Bank governor: The bailout programme did what it said on the tin

Honohan said, now that we have exited the programme, “the rest is up to us”.

# european-union - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Column: The EU’s Eastern Partnership in tatters – is a fresh energy strategy the answer?

The creation of a vibrant renewable energy sector would not only give the EaP countries energy independence, it would also reduce Russian political interference in their affairs, writes David Moloney.

# european-union - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

And then there were 18: Latvia joins the Euro today

There was some surprise about the timing of Latvia’s request to join the Euro, but its government thinks it will help to attract investors.

# european-union - Monday 30 December, 2013

No more austerity, not even for the sake of the euro

A new Red C poll of Irish adults finds that just 27 per cent of Irish people would support cuts to save the euro.

# european-union - Thursday 12 December, 2013

From Business ETC Extra Banking Union meeting needed after ministers fail to reach agreement Brussels

Extra Banking Union meeting needed after ministers fail to reach agreement

Eurogroup ministers met earlier this week on the topic, but only agreed on general principles.

# european-union - Monday 9 December, 2013

Column: What happens to Ireland if the UK exits the EU?

While Ireland has no say over the outcome of the UK referendum, we should already be working on contingency plans in the case of its exit from the union – as we stand to be the worst affected, writes John O’Donnell.

# european-union - Saturday 7 December, 2013

From Business ETC ‘It wasn’t SOPA, we were not doing SOPA’: Sherlock defends controversial copyright law Online Copyright Law

‘It wasn’t SOPA, we were not doing SOPA’: Sherlock defends controversial copyright law

Junior Minister Seán Sherlock has spoken at length about the controversy surrounding a law enacted last year that some believe will restrict internet freedom.

# european-union - Friday 6 December, 2013

From Business ETC EU fund will help ‘meet grand societal challenges of our time’ – Minister Horizon 2020

EU fund will help ‘meet grand societal challenges of our time’ – Minister

The Horizon 2020 fund will fund research and innovation across Europe for the next seven years.

# european-union - Friday 29 November, 2013

ECC report says European consumers face discrimination based on where they live

The Services Directive prohibits discriminatory conditions based on the nationality or residence of service recipients.

Cancer death rates for Ireland’s older women higher than EU average

Eurostat figures show that circulatory diseases are the most prevalent cause of deaths of over 65s in the EU28 countries.

# european-union - Monday 25 November, 2013

‘If you’ve got no vote, you’ve got no voice’ – MEP pushes election registration

Fine Gael’s Jim Higgins said we fought ‘long and hard’ for our democracy and people should participate in it.

From Business ETC European Commission to publish proposal on closing more corporate tax loopholes Brussels

European Commission to publish proposal on closing more corporate tax loopholes

The proposal is part of a wide range of measures planned by the EU to tackle tax evasion.

# european-union - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Tens of thousands protest in Kiev over EU agreement delay

Organisers say 100,000 turned out, though police say attendance was closer to 20,000. It was the biggest such rally since the 2004 ‘Orange Revolution’.

What did the European Union do with its Nobel Peace Prize money?

The prize money of €930,000 was collected last year…and it was put to good use.

# european-union - Friday 22 November, 2013

From Business ETC Decision on credit line will make it ‘more difficult’ to access future supports Credit Line

Decision on credit line will make it ‘more difficult’ to access future supports

A report published by the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council today has warned that the changes in Budget 2014 have removed our “margin of safety”.

# european-union - Friday 15 November, 2013

Coveney tells farmers: You’re producing too much milk

Ireland’s milk producers are on course to exceed their quota for this year which will result in a multi-million euro fine.

EU body withdraws €18m funding for Narrow Water Bridge

Both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have called on the government to work on securing funding so the construction can go ahead.

# european-union - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Swedish political party seeks to ban foreigners from begging

The far-right Sweden Democrats party said the main reason beggars go to Sweden is to beg in a “professional manner”.

# european-union - Friday 25 October, 2013

Nearly 700 refugees rescued off the coast of Sicily

Asylum-seekers from five different boats have been intercepted over the past 24 hours according to the Italian coastguard.

# european-union - Thursday 24 October, 2013

From Business ETC In full: Taoiseach tells EU leaders it ‘remains imperative’ to split bank and sovereign debt Bank Debt

In full: Taoiseach tells EU leaders it ‘remains imperative’ to split bank and sovereign debt

Enda Kenny has written a letter to the president of the European Council and other EU leaders. Read it in full here.

# european-union - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

From Business ETC EU avoids its own shutdown after MEPs agree to fill €2.7bn funding shortfall EU Budget

EU avoids its own shutdown after MEPs agree to fill €2.7bn funding shortfall

The emergency finance is needed because revenue from import duties fell below EU forecasts.

# european-union - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Midleton is a ‘model town’ for accessibility according to the EU

The town has received EU accreditation for accessibility after improving facilities and infrastructure for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport services.

# european-union - Friday 18 October, 2013

Column: Human trafficking and forced prostitution is continuing in Ireland

Forget the myths you’ve heard about ‘happy prostitutes’ – the reality is that adults and children are in a living hell right now after being trafficked into Ireland for sexual exploitation, writes Denis Charlton.