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#EU summit

# eu-summit - Thursday 23 June, 2022

'A good day for Europe': Ukraine and Moldova officially granted EU candidate status
# EU Summit
# EU Summit

'A good day for Europe': Ukraine and Moldova officially granted EU candidate status

Updated Jun 23rd 2022, 10:45 PM 60,657 Views 55 Comments

EU leaders met to consider applications for EU candidacy from Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia.

# eu-summit - Wednesday 23 March, 2022

Taoiseach leaving Covid isolation in US and will head to EU summit in Brussels tomorrow
# Negative Tests
# Negative Tests

Taoiseach leaving Covid isolation in US and will head to EU summit in Brussels tomorrow

Mar 23rd 2022, 5:29 PM 17,085 Views 10 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has spent the last week in Washington due to testing positive for Covid-19.

# eu-summit - Thursday 10 March, 2022

Taoiseach to travel to France for two-day EU summit on Ukraine invasion
# EU Summit
# EU Summit

Taoiseach to travel to France for two-day EU summit on Ukraine invasion

Mar 10th 2022, 6:00 AM 6,566 Views 6 Comments

The Taoiseach will arrive in Versailles today for the European summit.

# eu-summit - Thursday 16 December, 2021

EU leaders stress importance of boosters and coordinated travel rules
# The European Council
# The European Council

EU leaders stress importance of boosters and coordinated travel rules

Updated Dec 16th 2021, 3:12 PM 15,461 Views 16 Comments

Leaders agreed that a harmonised approach needed to be taken to avoid confusing new rules within the 27 member states.

# eu-summit - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Taoiseach says Poland’s challenge of EU’s legal foundations went ‘too far’
# Tensions
# Tensions

Taoiseach says Poland’s challenge of EU’s legal foundations went ‘too far’

Updated Oct 21st 2021, 8:21 PM 21,582 Views 40 Comments

Several EU officials insisted that there would be no ganging-up against Poland.

# eu-summit - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Brexit: Boris Johnson warns there is 'strong possibility' that trade deal will not be struck with EU
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit: Boris Johnson warns there is 'strong possibility' that trade deal will not be struck with EU

Updated Dec 10th 2020, 6:00 PM 23,626 Views 48 Comments
  • 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

# eu-summit - Sunday 19 July, 2020

'People are dying': EU leaders remain 'fundamentally divided' over €750 billion rescue deal
# Brussels
# Brussels

'People are dying': EU leaders remain 'fundamentally divided' over €750 billion rescue deal

Updated Jul 19th 2020, 7:15 PM 43,808 Views 72 Comments

Frugal states are resisting pleas to agree to a plan to help the countries hardest hit by the pandemic.

# eu-summit - Saturday 18 July, 2020

'A moment of truth': EU Summit to resume amid deadlock over €750 billion Covid rescue plan
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

'A moment of truth': EU Summit to resume amid deadlock over €750 billion Covid rescue plan

Jul 18th 2020, 7:51 AM 15,041 Views 23 Comments

The 27 leaders are scheduled to reconvene at 11am local time.

# eu-summit - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Varadkar hopes UK election produces 'decisive' outcome
# No Hung Parliament Please
# No Hung Parliament Please

Varadkar hopes UK election produces 'decisive' outcome

Dec 12th 2019, 4:42 PM 5,887 Views 9 Comments

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'
# The 27 Musketeers
# The 27 Musketeers

Did Varadkar worry that the EU would put pressure on him? 'It did cross my mind'

Oct 18th 2019, 4:21 PM 12,064 Views 23 Comments

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
# Lot Going On
# Lot Going On

The EU summit kicks off in Brussels today, here's everything that's happening

Oct 17th 2019, 6:30 AM 6,191 Views 5 Comments

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
# EU Commission
# EU Commission

'Let's get serious': EU leaders to meet again amid deadlock in election of new Commission chief

Jul 2nd 2019, 7:44 AM 6,619 Views 19 Comments

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
# Up All Night
# Up All Night

EU suspends negotiations until tomorrow as Europe's leaders fail to agree who should get top jobs

Jul 1st 2019, 11:37 AM 15,681 Views 45 Comments

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
# Brextension
# Brextension

Varadkar to meet Michel Barnier in Dublin for Brexit talks ahead of EU summit

Apr 8th 2019, 7:47 AM 8,903 Views 31 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

Varadkar warns against 'rolling cliff edge' as leaders meet for crunch summit

Updated Mar 21st 2019, 12:55 PM 14,885 Views 46 Comments

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'
# Brexit Roundup
# Brexit Roundup

After EU endorses Brexit deal, Theresa May tells UK: 'This is all there is'

Updated Nov 25th 2018, 2:35 PM 28,974 Views 65 Comments

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
# Hold Up
# Hold Up

A Brexit deal in November is less likely with every day that passes, says Taoiseach

Nov 7th 2018, 5:35 PM 7,910 Views 31 Comments

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
# Down To The Wire
# Down To The Wire

Brexit negotiators are 'very close' to resolving differences over Ireland’s border

Nov 2nd 2018, 8:45 PM 15,267 Views 37 Comments

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'
# Salisbury
# Salisbury

Russian ambassador to Ireland says expulsion of diplomats would be 'unfriendly action'

Mar 23rd 2018, 3:40 PM 33,692 Views 305 Comments

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 Summit
# EU Summit

Ireland (and our cows) seem happy with a new agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Oct 24th 2014, 11:05 AM 28,031 Views 98 Comments

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
# Talks
# Talks

Taoiseach briefs Dáil ahead of EU Summit tomorrow

Dec 18th 2013, 7:00 PM 3,266 Views 15 Comments

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
# European Council
# European Council

Youth unemployment tops the agenda as EU leaders head to Brussels

Jun 27th 2013, 6:45 AM 1,869 Views 5 Comments

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
# Garda Protest
# Garda Protest

Garda protest outside EU finance ministers meeting in Dublin Castle

Apr 12th 2013, 8:20 AM 12,012 Views 171 Comments

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
# EU Budget
# EU Budget

EU budget talks head into second day but no deal yet

Nov 23rd 2012, 7:44 AM 2,316 Views 21 Comments

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
# Euro
# Euro

EU leaders agree on bank supervision

Oct 19th 2012, 9:28 AM 3,065 Views 39 Comments

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

Slideshow: The EU summit in Brussels
# EU Summit
# EU Summit

Slideshow: The EU summit in Brussels

Oct 18th 2012, 7:36 PM 5,648 Views 32 Comments

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
# EU Summit
# EU Summit

EU summit: Merkel backs EU budget control

Oct 18th 2012, 11:50 AM 2,227 Views 33 Comments

While not originally on the agenda, there is speculation Spain may ask for a limited bailout in Brussels.

# eu-summit - Friday 29 June, 2012

We Know How You Feel Photo of the Day
# OMG
# OMG

We Know How You Feel Photo of the Day

Jun 29th 2012, 1:01 PM 5,263 Views 19 Comments

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?
# Eurobonds
# Eurobonds

Explainer: What are Eurobonds and why do they matter?

May 21st 2012, 10:10 PM 5,724 Views 26 Comments

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
Live Feb 29th 2012, 4:35 PM

As it happened: Dáil discussion on the EU fiscal treaty referendum

# eu-summit - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

AG to decide on need for referendum
# Referendum
# Referendum

AG to decide on need for referendum

Jan 31st 2012, 8:07 AM 1,385 Views 29 Comments

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?
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From The Daily Edge
# Caption Comp

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

Jan 31st 2012, 7:42 AM 9,440 Views 121 Comments

A playful stroke or a bit of manhandling in Brussels?

# eu-summit - Monday 30 January, 2012

Welcome to Brussels, EU leaders! Everyone is on strike
# Belgium
# Belgium

Welcome to Brussels, EU leaders! Everyone is on strike

Jan 30th 2012, 10:21 AM 1,692 Views 13 Comments

The summit to sign off on the ‘fiscal compact’ deal has coincided with Belgium’s first general strike in almost 20 years.

# eu-summit - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

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

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

Jan 24th 2012, 6:51 PM 4,028 Views 104 Comments

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
# Eurocrisis
# Eurocrisis

Ratings agency may downgrade Ireland - and 5 other eurozone countries

Dec 16th 2011, 6:07 PM 3,267 Views 37 Comments

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

# eu-summit - Friday 9 December, 2011

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

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

Dec 9th 2011, 1:30 PM 3,007 Views 68 Comments

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

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