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#EU

# eu - Thursday 11 August, 2022

Six EU countries send firefighters to help battle French wildfires
# Cooperation
# Cooperation

Six EU countries send firefighters to help battle French wildfires

Aug 11th 2022, 7:33 PM 13,111 Views 12 Comments

361 foreign firefighters were dispatched to assist their 1,100 French colleagues deployed in the worst-hit part of the French southwest.

# eu - Friday 5 August, 2022

Defence Forces units train with NATO and EU partners but retention concerns continue
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Defence Forces units train with NATO and EU partners but retention concerns continue

Aug 5th 2022, 2:06 PM 17,369 Views 19 Comments

The Department of Defence and Defence Forces annual report was launched this week.

# eu - Tuesday 26 July, 2022

Ireland will be exempt from EU's 15% reduction in gas
# Gas Craic
# Gas Craic

Ireland will be exempt from EU's 15% reduction in gas

Jul 26th 2022, 5:11 PM 34,755 Views 26 Comments

The measure will aim to decrease European reliance on Russian gas.

# eu - Friday 22 July, 2022

Coveney says UK Government have not engaged seriously with EU to resolve NI Protocol issues
# Legal Action
# Legal Action

Coveney says UK Government have not engaged seriously with EU to resolve NI Protocol issues

Updated Jul 22nd 2022, 9:42 PM 21,950 Views 20 Comments

The European Commission has triggered four new infringement proceedings against the UK Government today.

Ireland cannot be 'bargaining chip' in UK negotiations with EU, says McDonald
# Australia Trip
# Australia Trip

Ireland cannot be 'bargaining chip' in UK negotiations with EU, says McDonald

Jul 22nd 2022, 12:05 AM 20,656 Views 36 Comments

McDonald said that Boris Johnson’s interactions with Ireland were “wholly negative”.

# eu - Tuesday 19 July, 2022

EU opens membership talks with two more Balkan countries
# Finally
# Finally

EU opens membership talks with two more Balkan countries

Jul 19th 2022, 9:02 AM 17,116 Views 14 Comments

North Macedonia and Albania have been waiting years to begin the process.

# eu - Monday 18 July, 2022

State is allowing calves to be transported to Europe in a cruel manner, claims NGO
# Courts
# Courts

State is allowing calves to be transported to Europe in a cruel manner, claims NGO

Jul 18th 2022, 4:47 PM 10,184 Views 0 Comments

Ethical Farming Ltd has brought a High Court challenge against the Minister for Agriculture and the State.

About 150 refugees to arrive to 16-per-tent Defence Forces marquees in Gormanston tomorrow
# Refugees
# Refugees

About 150 refugees to arrive to 16-per-tent Defence Forces marquees in Gormanston tomorrow

Updated Jul 18th 2022, 9:40 AM 22,206 Views 19 Comments

Further sanctions against Russia are on the cards.

# eu - Sunday 17 July, 2022

EU mulls sanctions as Russia accused of shelling from nuclear plant
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

EU mulls sanctions as Russia accused of shelling from nuclear plant

Jul 17th 2022, 7:43 AM 13,769 Views 11 Comments

More Russian figures could be placed on the EU’s blacklist.

# eu - Saturday 16 July, 2022

North Macedonian parliament approves deal to set EU bid in motion
# European Union
# European Union

North Macedonian parliament approves deal to set EU bid in motion

Jul 16th 2022, 4:25 PM 10,508 Views 1 Comment

Opposition MPs left the chamber in protest.

# eu - Friday 15 July, 2022

European Commission takes Hungary to court over LGBTQ law
# Pushback
# Pushback

European Commission takes Hungary to court over LGBTQ law

Jul 15th 2022, 11:54 AM 10,421 Views 12 Comments

Hungary’s so-called ‘anti-paedophilia’ law bans the “promotion” of homosexuality and gender reassignment to under-18s.

# eu - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

Euro strikes dollar parity as fears mount of a eurozone recession
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Euro strikes dollar parity as fears mount of a eurozone recession

Jul 12th 2022, 3:13 PM 24,445 Views 24 Comments

The European single currency briefly hit exactly one dollar, its lowest level since December 2002.

# eu - Monday 11 July, 2022

EU to slash growth forecast again as high inflation persists
# Europe
# Europe

EU to slash growth forecast again as high inflation persists

Jul 11th 2022, 3:53 PM 8,666 Views 2 Comments

The European Commission is to hike its expectations for inflation.

# eu - Sunday 10 July, 2022

Northern Ireland should be 'front and centre' of Tory leadership race, says McGuinness
# EU
# EU

Northern Ireland should be 'front and centre' of Tory leadership race, says McGuinness

Updated Jul 10th 2022, 2:04 PM 16,545 Views 10 Comments

Ireland’s European Commissioner said candidates should understand the benefits of Northern Ireland remaining in the EU single market.

# eu - Wednesday 6 July, 2022

Britain must 'step back from brink': EU condemns UK's Protocol Bill
# Brexit
# Brexit

Britain must 'step back from brink': EU condemns UK's Protocol Bill

Jul 6th 2022, 1:29 PM 10,523 Views 3 Comments

The Westminster legislation would allow customs checks between Northern Ireland and Britain to be scrapped.

EU Parliament votes down objection to divisive 'sustainable' label for nuclear and gas
# Energy
# Energy

EU Parliament votes down objection to divisive 'sustainable' label for nuclear and gas

Jul 6th 2022, 12:03 PM 11,536 Views 31 Comments

Ireland’s two Fianna Fáil MEPs took opposite sides of the debate.

# eu - Thursday 30 June, 2022

The EU and You: What's working, not working and what we don't understand
# How It Works
# How It Works

The EU and You: What's working, not working and what we don't understand

Jun 30th 2022, 9:30 PM 6,840 Views 5 Comments

In the final topic of our 18-month initiative, we shone a spotlight on the EU itself and our part in it. Turns out we had a lot to learn.

# eu - Wednesday 29 June, 2022

European Commission seeks ban on flavoured heated tobacco products
# Cancer Crackdown
# Cancer Crackdown

European Commission seeks ban on flavoured heated tobacco products

Jun 29th 2022, 4:29 PM 8,258 Views 6 Comments

The devices heat tobacco up to 350°C, lower than the 600°C of conventional cigarettes.

# eu - Monday 27 June, 2022

Westminster pushes forward with NI Protocol Bill after lengthy debate
# Brexit
# Brexit

Westminster pushes forward with NI Protocol Bill after lengthy debate

Updated Jun 27th 2022, 10:21 PM 42,821 Views 33 Comments

MPs voted 295 to 221 to give the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill a second reading, clearing the way for more detailed scrutiny in the coming weeks.

# eu - Sunday 26 June, 2022

The Big MEP Questionnaire: What do our Irish MEPs think of the EU?
# EU Say
# EU Say

The Big MEP Questionnaire: What do our Irish MEPs think of the EU?

Jun 26th 2022, 9:00 PM 20,403 Views 38 Comments
  • All 13 of our MEPs reveal their personal highs and lows of working within the European Parliament.
  • Frustrations include defence issues, pace of progress on climate, and feeling unheard by the Council and Commission.
  • Division among MEPs on whether the EU should have more power - or already has enough.
  • Priorities for next five years range from climate action to mental health to fostering EU businesses.
Does 'constructive Euroscepticism' have a place in the EU?
# Democracy
# Democracy

Does 'constructive Euroscepticism' have a place in the EU?

Jun 26th 2022, 7:30 AM 9,574 Views 17 Comments

Eurosceptic rhetoric has softened in the wake of Brexit but still allows questions of a less-than-perfect system.

# eu - Friday 24 June, 2022

Significant work remains for EU’s climate goals as progress moves forward on key package
# Emissions
# Emissions

Significant work remains for EU’s climate goals as progress moves forward on key package

Updated Jun 24th 2022, 5:49 PM 8,605 Views 9 Comments

MEPs were divided on whether a specific reform went far enough to be valuable.

No sign of new living cost measures before Budget as Taoiseach says recession is a 'not a given'
# Inflation
# Inflation

No sign of new living cost measures before Budget as Taoiseach says recession is a 'not a given'

Updated Jun 24th 2022, 4:53 PM 29,853 Views 67 Comments

Finance minister Paschal Donohoe added that cost of living is causing a ‘very rapid fall in living standards’ for many.

# eu - 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 60,632 Views 55 Comments

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

European leaders are gathering to decide the fate of Ukraine's EU bid - here's what to expect
# Eu Candidacy
# Eu Candidacy

European leaders are gathering to decide the fate of Ukraine's EU bid - here's what to expect

Jun 23rd 2022, 12:05 AM 11,964 Views 10 Comments

The Journal will be reporting at the EU Council over the next two days to bring you the latest from the discussions.

# eu - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

QUIZ: How much do you know about the EU and European Parliament?
# EU Quiz
# EU Quiz

QUIZ: How much do you know about the EU and European Parliament?

Jun 22nd 2022, 8:30 PM 25,485 Views 7 Comments

How much do ‘EU’ know?

EU lays out plan to halve pesticide use and restore damaged ecosystems
# Environment
# Environment

EU lays out plan to halve pesticide use and restore damaged ecosystems

Jun 22nd 2022, 2:23 PM 5,217 Views 5 Comments

The Commission wants legally binding targets to halve the use of pesticides across the EU and restore 20 percent of its land and seas by 2030.

# eu - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

Volodymyr Zelenskyy invites Micheál Martin to visit Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelenskyy invites Micheál Martin to visit Ukraine

Jun 21st 2022, 10:58 PM 19,074 Views 25 Comments

European leaders are due to discuss the application to grant Ukraine EU candidacy status this week.

# eu - Monday 20 June, 2022

Open Newsroom Invitation: Ireland and The EU at 50 years
# Register
# Register

Open Newsroom Invitation: Ireland and The EU at 50 years

Jun 20th 2022, 9:30 AM 4,310 Views 3 Comments

Join us at 1pm this Thursday to see how it started… and how it’s going.

# eu - Friday 17 June, 2022

Ukraine moves closer to EU membership as Boris Johnson makes surprise visit to Kyiv
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukraine moves closer to EU membership as Boris Johnson makes surprise visit to Kyiv

Updated Jun 17th 2022, 4:07 PM 46,751 Views 44 Comments

The European Commission recommended “candidate status” membership for Ukraine after the EU’s major leaders visited Kyiv.

# eu - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

EU says criminals have been trying to smuggle drugs and weapons into single market via the North
# Smuggling
# Smuggling

EU says criminals have been trying to smuggle drugs and weapons into single market via the North

Jun 15th 2022, 2:52 PM 14,235 Views 6 Comments

An official outlined details of attempts to smuggle drugs, weapons and high-end electrical products into the bloc.

# eu - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

MEPs signal discontent at proposal to label gas and nuclear as 'sustainable' energy sources
# Power
# Power

MEPs signal discontent at proposal to label gas and nuclear as 'sustainable' energy sources

Jun 14th 2022, 3:24 PM 7,292 Views 16 Comments

Two EU committees have formally objected to the contentious proposal from the European Commission.

EU buys 110,000 vaccine doses against monkeypox
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

EU buys 110,000 vaccine doses against monkeypox

Jun 14th 2022, 2:43 PM 6,881 Views 11 Comments

The jabs are authorised for use against smallpox, but officials say they will also work against the monkeypox virus too.

# eu - Monday 13 June, 2022

NI Protocol Bill: What is the British government proposing and how has the EU responded?
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

NI Protocol Bill: What is the British government proposing and how has the EU responded?

Jun 13th 2022, 7:10 PM 27,831 Views 43 Comments

The Bill was published this evening.

# eu - Saturday 11 June, 2022

Opinion: EU moves to tackle food insecurity cannot be at the expense of others
# Food Security
# Food Security

Opinion: EU moves to tackle food insecurity cannot be at the expense of others

Jun 11th 2022, 9:30 AM 8,773 Views 6 Comments

Ukraine conflict has exacerbated Covid disruptions and rising costs of energy and fertilisers – and not just in the EU.

# eu - Friday 10 June, 2022

Opinion: The four big challenges facing Ireland in its future with the EU
# European Union
# European Union

Opinion: The four big challenges facing Ireland in its future with the EU

Jun 10th 2022, 6:30 AM 14,543 Views 16 Comments

Alexander Conway looks at how Ireland can be involved in the criticial discussions which will shape the next 50 years of the EU.

# eu - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

EU Parliament rejects emissions trading reform over 'watering-down' by right-wing parties
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

EU Parliament rejects emissions trading reform over 'watering-down' by right-wing parties

Updated Jun 8th 2022, 8:05 PM 11,897 Views 5 Comments

MEPs also voted to back a European Commission proposal for a total ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035.

# eu - Tuesday 7 June, 2022

EU agrees deal to make standard charger for all smartphones despite Apple objections
# Common Charger
# Common Charger

EU agrees deal to make standard charger for all smartphones despite Apple objections

Jun 7th 2022, 3:05 PM 25,794 Views 45 Comments

The requirement will come into effect from late 2024 for most devices but laptops will be given more time.

Poll: Do you vote in European elections?
# Voting
# Voting

Poll: Do you vote in European elections?

Jun 7th 2022, 10:00 AM 20,306 Views 35 Comments

This month, The Good Information Project is looking at the EU and we want to hear from you.

# eu - Monday 6 June, 2022

Open thread: What are the best things Ireland has gotten out of being in the EU? And the worst?
# Over To You
# Over To You

Open thread: What are the best things Ireland has gotten out of being in the EU? And the worst?

Jun 6th 2022, 7:00 PM 22,219 Views 68 Comments

This month, The Good Information Project is looking at the EU and we want to hear from you.

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