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#European Union

# european-union - Saturday 10 May, 2014

This MEP candidate doesn’t care who Van Rompuy is because no one voted for him

Raymond Whitehead wants to spread the message that there is a democratic way of running countries – “not the dictatorship we have now”.

Emer Costello: Barroso is to blame for EU unpopularity

Labour’s candidate says it was “the commission of Rehn and Barroso” that imposed hardship.

# european-union - 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.

Irishman appointed as EU ambassador to the United States

David O’Sullivan previously worked with the Department of Foreign Affairs.

# european-union - Friday 2 May, 2014

From Business ETC Unemployment down in eurozone but 18 million still jobless Crisis

Unemployment down in eurozone but 18 million still jobless

Greece is still the country faring the worst with an unemployment rate of 26.7 per cent.

# european-union - Saturday 26 April, 2014

From Business ETC Could the EU set the standard for digital rights worldwide? Digital Economy

Could the EU set the standard for digital rights worldwide?

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

Go raibh míle maith agaibh: Poland thanks Irish people for 10 years of kindness

The Polish community in Ireland has created this amazing video to thank you.

# european-union - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Ireland a contender for 2020 European Capital of Culture

Dublin hasn’t been chosen in over 20 years.

# european-union - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Agreed … Ukraine, Russia, the US and EU have reached a surprise deal in Geneva

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

EU to ‘take stock’ of its relationship with Russia in Ukraine crisis talks

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will travel to Luxembourg to attend the meeting.

# european-union - Sunday 13 April, 2014

“There is no plan B”: EU targets major carbon emitters to reduce emissions

It comes as the IPCC publishes its latest report on climate change.

# european-union - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From Business ETC The EU wants you to be less stressed at work Healthy Workplaces

The EU wants you to be less stressed at work

More than half of workers find their workplace stressful, a survey revealed.

# 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.