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# eu - Saturday 26 December, 2020

'The devil is in the detail': Scrutiny of Brexit deal begins after full text of trade agreement is published
# Brexit
# Brexit

'The devil is in the detail': Scrutiny of Brexit deal begins after full text of trade agreement is published

Dec 26th 2020, 12:43 PM 33,639 Views 26 Comments

The 1,246-page document waspublished this morning.

EU countries move towards vaccine rollout as new virus strain spreads
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

EU countries move towards vaccine rollout as new virus strain spreads

Dec 26th 2020, 10:21 AM 14,648 Views 20 Comments

Several countries have reported cases of the new strain.

# eu - Thursday 24 December, 2020

A look at the detail: What is in the Brexit trade deal?
# And That's A Wrap
# And That's A Wrap

A look at the detail: What is in the Brexit trade deal?

Dec 24th 2020, 8:44 PM 80,340 Views 81 Comments

From what has been published so far, the UK conceded on both fisheries and the level playing field, while the EU conceded on governance.

Brexit trade deal agreed between EU and UK
# A Christmas Miracle
# A Christmas Miracle

Brexit trade deal agreed between EU and UK

Dec 24th 2020, 2:55 PM 52,587 Views 69 Comments
  • After 24 hours of speculation that there was a deal, the news was confirmed this afternoon.
  • “This agreement will write history,” European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said.
  • A Downing Street source said the deal takes the UK out of the “lunar pull of the EU” and the ECJ.

# eu - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

A post-Brexit trade deal looks imminent as speculation mounts about an announcement
# Brexciting
# Brexciting

A post-Brexit trade deal looks imminent as speculation mounts about an announcement

Updated Dec 23rd 2020, 11:07 PM 35,797 Views 28 Comments

It had been reported that the negotiating teams were pushing to get a deal over the line before Christmas.

# eu - Monday 21 December, 2020

Poll: Will there be a Brexit trade deal before 31 December?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will there be a Brexit trade deal before 31 December?

Dec 21st 2020, 9:32 AM 30,961 Views 56 Comments

Another weekend of tense negotiations failed to achieve a breakthrough.

Post-Brexit trade talks resume as ‘significant differences’ remain
# Customs Union
# Customs Union

Post-Brexit trade talks resume as ‘significant differences’ remain

Dec 21st 2020, 7:10 AM 7,652 Views 9 Comments

Michel Barnier and Lord Frost met in Brussels yesterday.

# eu - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Path to post-Brexit deal blocked by fish dispute
# Sinking Ship
# Sinking Ship

Path to post-Brexit deal blocked by fish dispute

Dec 19th 2020, 7:20 PM 57,779 Views 24 Comments

Fishing is now the main obstacle to securing a pact by 1 January.

# eu - Friday 18 December, 2020

Brexit: Taoiseach says 'very significant difficulties' remain as time ticks away
# Groundhog Day
# Groundhog Day

Brexit: Taoiseach says 'very significant difficulties' remain as time ticks away

Updated Dec 18th 2020, 7:11 PM 21,594 Views 25 Comments

Michel Barnier said earlier: “There is a chance of getting an agreement but the path to such an agreement is very narrow.”

# eu - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Green Party Cabinet ministers write to members in a bid to allay fears about the EU-Canada trade deal
# CETA
# CETA

Green Party Cabinet ministers write to members in a bid to allay fears about the EU-Canada trade deal

Dec 16th 2020, 3:15 PM 11,364 Views 31 Comments

Party membership has been told that ratifying the controversial EU-Canada trade deal is “politically important” with Brexit looming.

Covid-19: Curfews, lockdowns and travel limits in place across Europe amid fears of Christmas surge
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: Curfews, lockdowns and travel limits in place across Europe amid fears of Christmas surge

Dec 16th 2020, 2:34 PM 19,424 Views 6 Comments

Tougher measures are being implemented across the continent.

'We have found a way forward': Ursula von der Leyen says path to a Brexit agreement is in sight
# Brexit
# Brexit

'We have found a way forward': Ursula von der Leyen says path to a Brexit agreement is in sight

Dec 16th 2020, 9:10 AM 36,107 Views 37 Comments

The European Commission president addressed the European Parliament this morning.

# eu - Sunday 13 December, 2020

Brexit trade talks to continue but Johnson says two sides remain 'very far apart'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit trade talks to continue but Johnson says two sides remain 'very far apart'

Updated Dec 13th 2020, 3:12 PM 33,952 Views 45 Comments

The legal date for the UK to leave the Customs Union and Single Market is 31 December.

# eu - Friday 11 December, 2020

EU leaders agree to cut emissions by 55% over the next decade after all-night summit
# Grumbles In Brussels
# Grumbles In Brussels

EU leaders agree to cut emissions by 55% over the next decade after all-night summit

Dec 11th 2020, 8:09 AM 9,307 Views 41 Comments

Leaders also came to a compromise yesterday to clear the way for a €1.8 trillion Covid-19 recovery package.

# eu - 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 23,599 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
European Court of Human Rights declares complaints by Irish symphysiotomy victims as inadmissible
# ECHR
# ECHR

European Court of Human Rights declares complaints by Irish symphysiotomy victims as inadmissible

Dec 10th 2020, 10:02 AM 27,450 Views 15 Comments

The three women from Dublin, Cork and Meath had sought damages from the State.

# eu - Monday 7 December, 2020

Brexit trade talks: Boris and Ursula to meet in coming days to discuss final 'significant differences'
# End Game
# End Game

Brexit trade talks: Boris and Ursula to meet in coming days to discuss final 'significant differences'

Updated Dec 7th 2020, 6:53 PM 41,892 Views 48 Comments
  • 'Significant differences' remain on the level playing field, fisheries and governance
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said new problems on fisheries had arisen
  • The House of Commons votes to reject Lords' amendments to Internal Market Bill, but UK government agrees to 'deactivate' contentious clauses if there is a trade deal
EU climate service records hottest November on record in Europe
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

EU climate service records hottest November on record in Europe

Dec 7th 2020, 7:59 AM 7,064 Views 22 Comments

November 2020 was 0.1 degrees Celsius hotter than the previous record.

# eu - Friday 4 December, 2020

FactCheck: Was the UK able to approve the Pfizer vaccine before the EU because of Brexit?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Was the UK able to approve the Pfizer vaccine before the EU because of Brexit?

Dec 4th 2020, 6:10 AM 20,395 Views 0 Comments

The head of the UK regulator who approved the Pfizer vaccine said its progress was “totally dependent” on the “rolling review” approach it took.

# eu - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Explainer: Why is Ireland looking for observer status at the Arctic Council?
# Pole Position
# Pole Position

Explainer: Why is Ireland looking for observer status at the Arctic Council?

Dec 3rd 2020, 11:00 PM 15,849 Views 22 Comments

Cabinet has agreed that Ireland should apply for observer status at the Arctic Council.

‘Good chance’ of Brexit trade deal in coming days, Coveney says
# Brexit
# Brexit

‘Good chance’ of Brexit trade deal in coming days, Coveney says

Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 1:39 PM 18,109 Views 23 Comments

Simon Coveney met European leaders in Paris today.

EU agency insists it has the 'most appropriate' vaccine regulation process after UK approves Pfizer jab
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

EU agency insists it has the 'most appropriate' vaccine regulation process after UK approves Pfizer jab

Dec 3rd 2020, 7:04 AM 16,298 Views 37 Comments

The UK formally approved the vaccine yesterday.

# eu - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Boris Johnson remains ‘optimistic’ of post-Brexit trade deal with Brussels
# Time Is Ticking
# Time Is Ticking

Boris Johnson remains ‘optimistic’ of post-Brexit trade deal with Brussels

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:44 PM 9,199 Views 21 Comments

Michel Barnier has briefed EU ambassadors on the negotiations amid little signs of progress as time runs out.

# eu - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Over half of people believe individuals travelling from 'red' regions should not be allowed into Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Over half of people believe individuals travelling from 'red' regions should not be allowed into Ireland

Dec 1st 2020, 1:43 PM 23,944 Views 54 Comments

More than half of people also expect to take their next international flight before the end of 2021, according to new figures.

# eu - Friday 27 November, 2020

Talks on 'almost impossible' trade deal spill into weekend as focus shifts to fisheries
# Brexit Saga
# Brexit Saga

Talks on 'almost impossible' trade deal spill into weekend as focus shifts to fisheries

Nov 27th 2020, 2:30 PM 10,030 Views 8 Comments

Although the focus has mostly been on State aid and the level-playing field, that is shifting to fisheries in the past few weeks.

# eu - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

'This is move week': Where are post-Brexit trade talks at right now?
# Level Playing Fields
# Level Playing Fields

'This is move week': Where are post-Brexit trade talks at right now?

Nov 17th 2020, 6:00 AM 8,045 Views 2 Comments

It’s another crunch week on the Brexit front – so what are the sticking points?

# eu - Saturday 7 November, 2020

New travel traffic light system kicks in on Sunday - here's what you need to know
# International Travel
# International Travel

New travel traffic light system kicks in on Sunday - here's what you need to know

Nov 7th 2020, 12:05 AM 121,353 Views 29 Comments

It’s hoped the plan will help jump start the aviation sector in a safe way.

# eu - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Taoiseach says it is 'far too early to say what type of Christmas we will be having'
# Travel
# Travel

Taoiseach says it is 'far too early to say what type of Christmas we will be having'

Oct 29th 2020, 4:58 PM 37,345 Views 60 Comments

Government aims to have travel traffic light system up and running by 8 November.

'We're overwhelmed by a second wave': Here's what Europe's worst-hit countries are doing to try curb Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'We're overwhelmed by a second wave': Here's what Europe's worst-hit countries are doing to try curb Covid-19

Oct 29th 2020, 11:33 AM 62,954 Views 103 Comments

The WHO has said that Europe is again an “epicentre” for the disease.

# eu - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Coronavirus across Europe: ICU shortage in France as Belgium urges Covid-positive doctors to keep working
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Coronavirus across Europe: ICU shortage in France as Belgium urges Covid-positive doctors to keep working

Oct 27th 2020, 5:25 PM 53,166 Views 15 Comments

There is concern across the continent.

# eu - Friday 23 October, 2020

MEPs say veggie burgers can still be 'burgers'
# Food For Thought
# Food For Thought

MEPs say veggie burgers can still be 'burgers'

Oct 23rd 2020, 3:37 PM 22,986 Views 68 Comments

The move is seen as a victory for environmentalists.

# eu - Thursday 22 October, 2020

Brexit: EU and UK to kickstart 'intensive' talks on trade deal with deadline looming
# Endgame
# Endgame

Brexit: EU and UK to kickstart 'intensive' talks on trade deal with deadline looming

Oct 22nd 2020, 8:12 AM 10,042 Views 13 Comments

The key issues of contention remain fishing rights, the governance of any deal and the “level playing field” aimed at preventing unfair competition.

Spain becomes first EU country to record over 1 million Covid-19 cases
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Spain becomes first EU country to record over 1 million Covid-19 cases

Oct 22nd 2020, 7:34 AM 16,476 Views 6 Comments

Spain is only the sixth country to pass this grim milestone.

# eu - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Neale Richmond: When Boris refers to an 'Australia-style' deal with the EU, he's talking through his hat
# Opinion
# Opinion

Neale Richmond: When Boris refers to an 'Australia-style' deal with the EU, he's talking through his hat

Oct 21st 2020, 8:45 AM 40,634 Views 64 Comments

The trade arrangements in place between Australia and the EU are nothing like a free-trade deal, writes Neale Richmond.

# eu - Monday 19 October, 2020

British government says EU leaders must 'change their position' for talks to continue
# Looming Deadline
# Looming Deadline

British government says EU leaders must 'change their position' for talks to continue

Updated Oct 19th 2020, 3:10 PM 34,900 Views 52 Comments

The British government has launched a ‘time is running out’ campaign urging businesses to get ready for the end of the transition period on 31 December.

# eu - Friday 16 October, 2020

Brexit: UK negotiator tells EU there is 'no basis' for further trade talks following EU summit
# Brexit Trade Deal
# Brexit Trade Deal

Brexit: UK negotiator tells EU there is 'no basis' for further trade talks following EU summit

Updated Oct 16th 2020, 5:30 PM 71,102 Views 99 Comments

The Taoiseach has emphasised the importance of securing an agreement on fisheries if there was to be an overall trade deal.

# eu - Thursday 15 October, 2020

EU leaders demand Britain budge on post-Brexit deal as UK 'disappointed' at summit conclusion
# Brussels
# Brussels

EU leaders demand Britain budge on post-Brexit deal as UK 'disappointed' at summit conclusion

Updated Oct 15th 2020, 7:54 PM 26,721 Views 45 Comments

EU leaders met today in Brussels for a two-day summit.

EU imposes sanctions on Russian officials over poisoning of opposition leader
# Alexei Navalny
# Alexei Navalny

EU imposes sanctions on Russian officials over poisoning of opposition leader

Oct 15th 2020, 1:50 PM 10,157 Views 11 Comments

The decision was agreed upon among the 27 EU envoys to Brussels.

EU Summit: Today is Boris's deadline day for a trade deal - but talks are still stuck
# Stalemate
# Stalemate

EU Summit: Today is Boris's deadline day for a trade deal - but talks are still stuck

Oct 15th 2020, 6:30 AM 12,307 Views 17 Comments

A draft deal hasn’t been created yet, with wide gaps remaining between the two sides on State aid and fisheries.

# eu - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

EU countries agree 'traffic light' system of international Covid-19 travel restrictions
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

EU countries agree 'traffic light' system of international Covid-19 travel restrictions

Oct 13th 2020, 7:22 PM 30,612 Views 23 Comments

The new guidelines were agreed at a meeting in Luxembourg today.