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#EC

# ec - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

TDs are coming back from their summer holidays early to talk about the Apple tax ruling

TDs are back in the Dáil today to discuss the government’s decision to appeal the European Commission’s Apple tax ruling.

# ec - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Looking for a job? Graduates are being urged to think about training at the EU

There are around 1,200 jobs in total.

# ec - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

‘There are more O’Neills and Murphys living in the US than in Ireland’

As the European Commission president outlined plans to deal with the migrant crisis, the Irish government held a broad discussion on the issue today.

# ec - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Greece has another €10.3 billion in debt due in 2015

And you thought your debts were bad.

# ec - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Should Ireland give more money to those in need abroad?

A new survey also revealed the Irish public’s want to increase the budget for foreign aid.

# ec - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

'The IMF did not sufficiently tailor its advice to countries during the crisis'

An IMF internal review finds that some European authorities thought it was “inappropriate” for the IMF to be seated at the negotiating table.

# ec - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

It's not just Apple and Ireland. The EU is looking at Amazon's tax deals in Luxembourg

The European Commission claim that terms in a 2003 tax deal allowed Amazon to limit its overall bill to less than 1% of its European income.

# ec - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Aaron McKenna: 'We don’t need national political castoffs to run an arbitrarily sized bureaucracy'

European Commissioners aren’t picked on any basis of merit or usefulness. It’s no different than most governments, but at least we elect the cabinet together at home.

# ec - Friday 27 June, 2014

Indie music labels call in the big guns in their fight with YouTube

The independent music association IMPALA is asking the European Commission to intervene in a dispute over the terms over YouTube’s upcoming music streaming service.

# ec - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Does this man know how to fix the Eurozone?

A former advisor to Jose Manuel Barroso says the only way to save Europe is to change direction.

# ec - Monday 31 March, 2014

Google's antitrust case develops as major consumer group joins case

The European Consumer Organisation has applied to be a formal complainant in the European Commission’s antitrust investigation into Google and its search policy.

# ec - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Greece could get more cash after Troika agree next step in bailout programme IMF

Greece could get more cash after Troika agree next step in bailout programme

Meanwhile, IMF chief Christine Lagarde denied any wrongdoing as she was questioned for the third time by French prosecutors in a corruption case.

# ec - Friday 20 December, 2013

'Ireland wasn't a victim of the Euro, the Euro was a victim of Ireland's banks'- Barroso

The European Commission President didn’t mince his words last night.

# ec - Thursday 14 November, 2013

"The purpose of the programme was actually to exit the programme" - Noonan

The Finance Minster says that Ireland’s decision not to take a post-bailout credit line was because this was a “benign” time. The Troika say Ireland is in a “strong position”.

# ec - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

EU Budget for 2014 agreed after marathon overnight talks

A 400 million fund to help countries hit by flooding and drought had been one of the main stumbling blocks in the negotiations.

# ec - Thursday 7 November, 2013

After 12 reviews and at least a few "discordant words," Noonan and Howlin bid farewell to the troika

The Finance Minister described it as a “red letter day” while Howlin said that after years of intensive discussion, the bailout officials had steadily become “friends of Ireland”.

# ec - Thursday 9 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge So, what has the EU ever done for us? Splitters

So, what has the EU ever done for us?

There’s the roads, of course.

Troika want banks monitored after 'disappointingly slow start' on arrears

The conclusion of the Troika’s tenth review mission to Ireland will result in an estimated €2.4 billion being released.

# ec - Monday 6 May, 2013

Fancy getting your teeth whitened? You need to know this

Beware of gum burns – and why lasers are not really the answer to getting your gnashers glowing.

# ec - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Talks on public sector pay likely to top agenda on latest Troika mission

Officials from the EU, IMF and ECB arrive in Dublin today to conduct their tenth review of Ireland’s bailout programme.

# ec - Thursday 18 April, 2013

US noted Ireland's 'tendency to identify with North Vietnamese' in 1973

In a confidential wire leaked by Wikileak, then US Ambassador to Ireland John DJ Moore spoke about the country’s reluctance to take a lead role in the European Community.

# ec - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Montessori among 11 closure orders over food safety concerns

Twelve enforcement orders were served on businesses by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, it said today.

# ec - Monday 8 April, 2013

Portugal PM announces severe spending cuts

As the EU warned the debt-hit nation to respect the aims of its international bailout.

# ec - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Shortfall in greenhouse gas emissions target may cost Ireland €300m

Six countries – including Ireland – are not on track to cut emissions as required under EU law: the cost of compliance will be great.

# ec - Saturday 9 February, 2013

EC says Ireland is free to give grants for defibrillators

An enquiry by MEP Liam Aylward confirms that Government is forbidden under EU law to lift VAT rate on defibrillators – but that the EC says all states could give financial support to offset cost.

Ireland still paying €12k-a-day fine for septic tank compliance failure

Environment Minister Phil Hogan had vowed to wrap up EPA inspections – needed for the daily fines to stop – before end of last month but deadline has not been met.

# ec - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Troika sounds warning note about Ireland's unemployment rate

While the troika was happy with the continued implementation of the bailout programme, it warned that “unemployment remains stubbornly high” and turning into a long-term condition.

# ec - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Eurozone finance ministers agree to examine Ireland's loan repayments

The deal has been hailed by finance minister Michael Noonan as having the potential to save Ireland billions of euro.

# ec - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

EU law to change to guard against 'predatory' directory ad scams

Small business owner are targeted by companies presenting misleading ad contracts and charging up to €5k a year.

# ec - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Troika completes eighth review of Ireland

Ministers Noonan and Howlin to read out Ireland’s latest report card at noon today. Any guesses at what grade we’ll get?

# ec - Monday 15 October, 2012

Poll: Should men and women's car insurance premiums be the same? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should men and women's car insurance premiums be the same?

A new EC directive on gender discrimination reckons that men and women should pay the same for their motor insurance. Do you agree?

# ec - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Enda Kenny: New EU treaty is 'absolutely in Ireland's interest'

Speaking ahead of next week’s EU summit, the Taoiseach said Ireland had “nothing to fear” from the so-called fiscal compact.

# ec - Friday 20 January, 2012

Could EU fiscal treaty go through with just 12 states on board?

Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal team says it has seen a draft of treaty.

# ec - Monday 16 January, 2012

Burton insists: 'Nobody is talking about a second bailout'

Joan Burton said she hoped the Troika could comeback to Ireland on their holidays after the bailout programme is completed.

# ec - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# ec - Saturday 17 December, 2011

Irish Sea prawn fishery reopens - and other fish quotas increase

Cod catches overall will have to be cut by 25 per cent in 2012 – but many other fish quotas are raised after late-night EU negotiations.

# ec - Thursday 27 October, 2011

Poll: Do you think Greece has been 'let off the hook'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Greece has been 'let off the hook'?

Greece has had 50 per cent of its debt burden written off in crisis Europe deal brokered early this morning. What are your feelings on this? Tell us here.

# ec - Thursday 20 October, 2011

Troika: Irish programme is succeeding but challenges ahead

Following a 10-day assessment of Ireland’s rescue package, the European Central Bank, European Commission and International Monetary Fund remain upbeat on the economy’s future.

# ec - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Ireland 'could benefit' from €50billion EU fund

The huge investment in infrastructure could boost Irish construction companies.

# ec - Monday 19 September, 2011

Column: Greek crisis might not be all bad for Ireland

Former trader Nick Leeson argues that while Greece would take a long time to recover from a default, it could have a number of outcomes for Irish fortunes…

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