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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# EU summit

This year
Hailed as a hero at EU summit, Zelenskyy urges faster arms supplies
The Ukrainian President is due to hold a series of bilateral meetings this afternoon.
EU parliament greets Zelenskyy with cheers as Ukrainian president wraps up European tour
A report by
Tadgh McNally
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is due to attend his first EU summit since he was re-appointed in December.
Last year
Taoiseach says that stabilisation of EU gas market will benefit Ireland
Talks in Brussels on Thursday dragged well into the night
'A good day for Europe': Ukraine and Moldova officially granted EU candidate status
EU leaders met to consider applications for EU candidacy from Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia.
Taoiseach leaving Covid isolation in US and will head to EU summit in Brussels tomorrow
Taoiseach Micheál Martin has spent the last week in Washington due to testing positive for Covid-19.
Taoiseach to travel to France for two-day EU summit on Ukraine invasion
The Taoiseach will arrive in Versailles today for the European summit.
All time
EU leaders stress importance of boosters and coordinated travel rules
Leaders agreed that a harmonised approach needed to be taken to avoid confusing new rules within the 27 member states.
Taoiseach says Poland’s challenge of EU’s legal foundations went ‘too far’
Several EU officials insisted that there would be no ganging-up against Poland.
Brexit: Boris Johnson warns there is 'strong possibility' that trade deal will not be struck with EU
The two leaders met for a three-hour dinner in Brussels last night, and set Sunday as a final deadline on trade talks.
UK and EU to "come to a decision" on trade negotiations by Sunday
Micheál Martin says he doesn't expect a 'lengthy discussion' on Brexit at today's European Council meeting
Senior Downing Street source says it is “unclear” if differences can be bridged
Brexit: 'Large gaps' remain after tonight's talks end between Johnson and von der Leyen
Explainer: Is this the final throw of the dice before a post-Brexit deal is struck?
'People are dying': EU leaders remain 'fundamentally divided' over €750 billion rescue deal
Frugal states are resisting pleas to agree to a plan to help the countries hardest hit by the pandemic.
'A moment of truth': EU Summit to resume amid deadlock over €750 billion Covid rescue plan
The 27 leaders are scheduled to reconvene at 11am local time.
Varadkar hopes UK election produces 'decisive' outcome
The Taoiseach said he’d be staying up late to watch the results roll in.
Did Varadkar worry that the EU would put pressure on him? 'It did cross my mind'
In an attempt to comfort unionists, Varadkar said “the queen will still be the queen; the pound will still be the pound”.
The EU summit kicks off in Brussels today, here's everything that's happening
Turkey, budgets and enlargement… it’s not just about Brexit, you know.
'Let's get serious': EU leaders to meet again amid deadlock in election of new Commission chief
Talks ended without an agreement in Brussels yesterday.
EU suspends negotiations until tomorrow as Europe's leaders fail to agree who should get top jobs
Talks will resume tomorrow to decide who will get the EU’s top jobs.
Varadkar to meet Michel Barnier in Dublin for Brexit talks ahead of EU summit
Barnier arrives in Ireland ahead of this Wednesday’s European Council meeting.
Varadkar warns against 'rolling cliff edge' as leaders meet for crunch summit
Varadkar repeated his assertion that the EU needs to cut the UK some slack on an extension.
After EU endorses Brexit deal, Theresa May tells UK: 'This is all there is'
The biggest hurdle for the Brexit deal is the House of Commons vote – as it stands now, that doesn’t look likely to happen.
A Brexit deal in November is less likely with every day that passes, says Taoiseach
An EU summit is scheduled for the 13th and 14th of December.
Brexit negotiators are 'very close' to resolving differences over Ireland’s border
Tánaiste Simon Coveney has some movement is still needed from the UK side in order for a deal this month.
Russian ambassador to Ireland says expulsion of diplomats would be 'unfriendly action'
The 28 EU leaders have offered British Prime Minister Theresa May their full support in blaming Russia for the attack.
Ireland (and our cows) seem happy with a new agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions
EU leaders have agreed to cut emissions by 40 per cent on 1990 levels at a summit in Brussels overnight.
Taoiseach briefs Dáil ahead of EU Summit tomorrow
Enda Kenny is in Belgium tomorrow to attend the first EU Summit since Ireland’s exit of the bailout.
Youth unemployment tops the agenda as EU leaders head to Brussels
Enda Kenny and colleagues will also discuss signing off on individual budgetary recommendations for each member state.
Garda protest outside EU finance ministers meeting in Dublin Castle
Members of the Garda Representative Association are protesting outside the two-day summit of finance chiefs.
EU budget talks head into second day but no deal yet
Angela Merkel is doubtful as to whether a deal can be reached as the leaders of the 27 EU members meet again today.
EU leaders agree on bank supervision
They agreed at the EU summit to create a single supervisor for banks in countries that use the euro.
Slideshow: The EU summit in Brussels
Greater European Union control of national budgets, oh and what the heads of state will be dining on tonight.
EU summit: Merkel backs EU budget control
While not originally on the agenda, there is speculation Spain may ask for a limited bailout in Brussels.
We Know How You Feel Photo of the Day
This is Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker at summit of EU leaders in Brussels. Maybe he knows something we don’t…
Explainer: What are Eurobonds and why do they matter?
Your quick guide to current proposals for a commmon euro-area bond.
Dáil discussion on the EU fiscal treaty referendum
Just 24 hours after announcing that Ireland will hold a referendum on the treaty, the Dáil is holding discussions on the matter. We’re following each and every word. Come, join us.
AG to decide on need for referendum
Independent TD Richard Boyd Barrett has echoed other opposition parties’ calls for a referendum on the new EU fiscal compact.
Caption Competition: What's Nicolas Sarkozy doing to our Enda?
A playful stroke or a bit of manhandling in Brussels?
Welcome to Brussels, EU leaders! Everyone is on strike
The summit to sign off on the ‘fiscal compact’ deal has coincided with Belgium’s first general strike in almost 20 years.
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.