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# eu-summit - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Varadkar hopes UK election produces 'decisive' outcome

The Taoiseach said he’d be staying up late to watch the results roll in.

# eu-summit - Friday 18 October, 2019

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”.

# eu-summit - Thursday 17 October, 2019

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.

# eu-summit - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

'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-summit - Monday 1 July, 2019

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.

# eu-summit - Monday 8 April, 2019

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.

# eu-summit - Thursday 21 March, 2019

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.

# eu-summit - Sunday 25 November, 2018

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.

# eu-summit - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

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.

# eu-summit - Friday 2 November, 2018

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.

# eu-summit - Friday 23 March, 2018

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.

# eu-summit - Friday 24 October, 2014

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.

# eu-summit - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

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.

# eu-summit - Thursday 27 June, 2013

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.

# eu-summit - Friday 12 April, 2013

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-summit - Friday 23 November, 2012

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-summit - Friday 19 October, 2012

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.

# eu-summit - Thursday 18 October, 2012

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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.

# eu-summit - Friday 29 June, 2012

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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…

# eu-summit - Monday 21 May, 2012

Explainer: What are Eurobonds and why do they matter?

Your quick guide to current proposals for a commmon euro-area bond.

# eu-summit - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

As it happened: 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.

# eu-summit - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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.

From The Daily Edge Caption Competition: What's Nicolas Sarkozy doing to our Enda? Caption Comp

Caption Competition: What's Nicolas Sarkozy doing to our Enda?

A playful stroke or a bit of manhandling in Brussels?

# eu-summit - Monday 30 January, 2012

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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.

The 9 at 9: Monday

The 9 stories you need to know this morning, including the latest on the woman’s body found in a bag in Dublin, today’s EU summit, and the banker who is giving back his bonus…

# eu-summit - 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.

# eu-summit - Friday 16 December, 2011

Ratings agency may downgrade Ireland - and 5 other eurozone countries

Fitch ratings agency has this evening said it is considering downgrading Ireland, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Slovenia and Cyprus by one or two notches.

# eu-summit - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# eu-summit - Friday 9 December, 2011

Will Ireland need to hold a referendum over EU fiscal plan? EU

Will Ireland need to hold a referendum over EU fiscal plan?

Minister for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton says there is a “50-50 chance” of the matter being put to the Irish people. investigates if we are facing a referendum.

# eu-summit - Thursday 8 December, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# eu-summit - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

‘Merkozy’ urge common taxes ahead of EU summit

In their submission to the European Council ahead of the EU leaders’ summit tomorrow, Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy outline proposals to harmonise corporation tax and impose a new financial transaction tax.

# eu-summit - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

EU Commission could be given powers to impose austerity - report

The president of the European Council has proposed a radical shake-up of the eurozone ahead of the upcoming summit.

Germany welcomes S&P moves to downgrade eurozone

Wolfgang Schauble says threats that the entire eurozone could be downgraded are an “incentive” for EU leaders to strike a deal.

# eu-summit - Monday 5 December, 2011

S&P may downgrade 16 eurozone countries – and increase interest on our bailout

Standard & Poor’s says 16 eurozone nations could have their credit ratings cut – which would make Ireland’s bailout more expensive.

Merkozy: Europe needs a 'tougher' treaty

The leaders of France and Germany say that a new, “tougher” European treaty needed to be agreed upon by March of next year.

'Merkozy' meet to plan stronger fiscal coordination across eurozone

The German Chancellor and French President are meeting in Paris today to finalise their proposals for stronger fiscal coordination to stabilise the euro.

# eu-summit - Saturday 3 December, 2011

Euro 'architect' claims single currency was flawed from the start

Former EC president Jacques Delors says faults in the single currency were exposed when the global credit crunch struck.

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