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#EU

# eu - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

'F*ck off Mercosur': Angry scenes outside Leinster House as farmers protest against EU trade deal

There were heated scenes in the crowd during today’s protest when a farmer rounded on Fianna Fáil’s Jackie Cahill.

Ireland's economic outlook 'clouded by uncertainty', EU warns

The EU points to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU as a reason behind the uncertainty.

# eu - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Quiz: Do you recognise this EU leader?

Can you name those taking up key EU positions for the next five years?

# eu - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Mairead McGuinness re-elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament

Mairead McGuinness re-elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament

The Fine Gael MEP secured over 93% of votes cast.

Former journalist David Sassoli elected as European Parliament President

The Italian socialist was the Vice President of the EP in the last term, and is well liked across the chamber.

# eu - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

EU leaders finally decide on nominations for top jobs

IMF chief Christine Lagarde is among the nominees.

Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal

The biggest ever trade agreement between the EU and South American countries was announced last week.

Why are leaders deadlocked over the top EU jobs - and who's in the running?

European leaders showed frustration as they entered a third day of discussions on who should fill the EU’s top jobs.

The US has proposed tariffs on a range of EU products - including Irish whiskey

The $4 billion tariffs are being proposed in retaliation to “EU subsidies on large civil aircraft,” according to a statement.

# eu - Monday 1 July, 2019

Why a new trade deal between EU and South American countries has gone down badly in Ireland

The so-called Mercosur deal has been met with celebrations and opposition on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

Varadkar: Ireland will vote against South America trade deal if risks outweigh benefits

The Mercosur trade pact is the largest ever concluded by the EU.

# eu - Sunday 30 June, 2019

# eu - Friday 28 June, 2019

'A bad deal for Irish farmers': EU signs massive trade agreement with South American countries

The EU and the South American trade bloc Mercosur today sealed a hugely significant trade deal.

# eu - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Ireland surpasses all EU recycling targets including plastics, glass and metal

Ireland currently recycles 33% of all plastics, which needs to rise to 50% in 2025 and 55% by 2030 to meet EU targets.

# eu - Monday 24 June, 2019

Government plans to 'phase out' fur farming in Ireland

Government will consider an implementation plan to ban fur farming.

# eu - Friday 21 June, 2019

EU leaders call 'crisis' summit after failure to agree on candidates for Brussels top jobs

EU leaders failed to agree on a successor to Jean-Claude Juncker.

# eu - Thursday 20 June, 2019

'Enormous hostility' among some EU members towards any further Brexit extension, says Varadkar

Varadkar reiterated that the EU is not prepared to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement again.

From The42 Adidas loses 'three-stripe' trademark battle in European court Invalid

Adidas loses 'three-stripe' trademark battle in European court

The German sports brand’s design was not distinctive enough to deserve protection, according to the EU ruling.

# eu - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Irish adults among Europe's biggest users of cocaine and MDMA as experts warn of 'Uberisation' of drugs trade

The findings were outlined in the EU’s drugs agency’s annual report today.

# eu - Saturday 1 June, 2019

After the populist wave failed to materialise, what next for the EU's right-wing parties?

There are more right-wing and far-right parties enjoying success in European politics.

# eu - Monday 27 May, 2019

Sajid Javid throws his hat in leadership race as Gove 'saddened' over election result

Secretary Michael Gove is pledging to leave the EU before the next general election.

# eu - Friday 24 May, 2019

'Anything is possible now': No-deal Brexit is more likely than ever before, says Tánaiste

‘We do have to prepare for the worst case,’ said Simon Coveney.

'She's banjaxed': The slow-motion fall of Theresa May

May officially resigned today.

# eu - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

'Ambitious' single-use plastic straws and cutlery ban approved by European Council

This was the final step in adopting the single-use products ban, which will come into force in Ireland by 2021.

# eu - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Switzerland votes to approve stricter gun laws in line with EU regulations

Reports suggest the country has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world.

Theresa May says she's going to make a 'bold offer' to MPs to get them to support her Brexit deal

MPs have rejected the deal May agreed with Brussels three times already.

# eu - Saturday 18 May, 2019

How Nigel Farage’s new party capitalised on Brexit chaos to surge into the lead in the Euro polls

Only officially established in February, the Brexit Party now looks set to come out on top when the votes are counted.

# eu - Thursday 16 May, 2019

FactCheck: Did the German parliament approve the Irish budget in 2011?

Irexit Party leader and European election candidate Hermann Kelly claimed that the German Bundestag approved the Irish Budget in 2011 before the Dáil.

# eu - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Who are the candidates most likely to replace Jean-Claude Juncker?

What does the President of the European Commission do, and how is he/she elected? It’s complicated…

# eu - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

FactCheck: Did Nigel Farage coin the phrase ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’?

Nigel Farage has claimed that he used the phase repeatedly during the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign.

# eu - Saturday 4 May, 2019

European elections: What constituency am I in? Who can I vote for?

We’ve got you covered.

# eu - Friday 3 May, 2019

Irish 18-year-olds can avail of new free interrail tickets to travel around Europe

The aim of the scheme is to get young people interested in connecting with Europe.

# eu - Sunday 28 April, 2019

Peter Casey challenged over immigration during European elections tv debate

“What we can’t afford is to become a haven for freeloaders,” Casey told the Sunday Times.

# eu - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Greta Thunberg tells EU it needs 'cathedral-thinking' on climate change

“Notre Dame will be rebuilt”, Thunberg told MEPs, “I hope its foundations are strong, I hope ours are even stronger.”

# eu - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Poll: Do you think the UK will leave the EU before Halloween? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the UK will leave the EU before Halloween?

The UK and the EU have agreed a flexible Brexit extension until 31 October.

Here's how the UK front pages reacted to the new Brexit Halloween deadline

Four of the tabloids didn’t choose the Brexit extension as their front page story at all.

As it happened: 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.

# eu - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Theresa May tells MPs: 'We could have actually been outside the EU by now'

Theresa May has asked to extend Article 50 to 30 June, and EU leaders will decide today on whether to grant that.

# eu - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

'A flexible extension': EU's Tusk proposes long Brexit delay but not more than a year

Prime Minister Theresa May met with German Chancellor Merkel and French President Macron today.

# eu - Monday 8 April, 2019

EU will 'stand fully behind Ireland' whatever happens with Brexit, Barnier says

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier was in Dublin meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today.