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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# EU leaders

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# spanish summit
Taoiseach to travel to Madrid for meetings with EU and Nato leaders
The Taoiseach will meet with the Prime Ministers of Norway and Iceland, as well as the Austrian Chancellor.
# Brussels Summit
Boris Johnson targets Putin’s ‘private army’ with new sanctions amid plea to allies
The UK Prime Minister is using a NATO emergency summit in Brussels today to commit to a new package to shore up Ukrainian defences.
All time
Tusk tells UK 'please do not waste this time' as 31 October flextension agreed
Another long night in Brussels, and the threat of a no-deal exit this Friday has been averted.
# special summit
EU leaders signed a 'declaration of unity' today. Theresa May wasn't there.
The EU is marking the 60th anniversary of the union’s founding today.
# did it to yourself
Enda off to Malta for EU meeting but Theresa May set to be excluded
All 28 EU leaders will attend today’s meeting in Malta, with Theresa May to be excluded from the afternoon session.
# falling behind
Government needs to 'stop making excuses' and 'propagating myths' on climate change
This call comes from group The Environmental Pillar, after a new study shows Ireland is unlikely to meet its 2020 emissions targets.
# Spying
A 'total review' on US surveillance operations ordered
Senate intelligence committee chair Dianne Feinstein wants a sweeping review into spying on EU allies.
# Anglo Tapes
Angela Merkel: I regard the Anglo Tapes with contempt
The German chancellor was asked about the controversial recordings of former Anglo Irish Bank executives in Brussels last night.
Column: What could Ireland gain from the EU Presidency?
The EU presidency holds challenges for Ireland – but also offers major opportunities, writes Linda Barry.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Roscommon man jumps for space to advertise his CV; the Prophet Seán Quinn; Enda having fun in Brussels.
Column: Hey Government, that’s not negotiating… THIS is negotiating
The Government’s method of pressuring EU leaders isn’t working, writes Fergus O’Connell. So here’s a suggestion…
# fiscal compact
Government should not include fiscal rules in constitution - advisory council
The Fiscal Advisory Council has said that the proposed fiscal compact should not be enshrined in the constitution.