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# eu - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Boris Johnson phones Angela Merkel as Brexit deal deadline looms
# Close Call
# Close Call

Boris Johnson phones Angela Merkel as Brexit deal deadline looms

Oct 11th 2020, 7:54 PM 35,523 Views 34 Comments

Johnson spoke to the French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday.

# eu - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Boris Johnson holds last-minute Brexit talks with Macron
# Deal Or No Deal
# Deal Or No Deal

Boris Johnson holds last-minute Brexit talks with Macron

Oct 10th 2020, 4:30 PM 36,436 Views 51 Comments

Johnson spoke with the French leader by phone today.

# eu - Friday 9 October, 2020

EU and UK to resume talks next week as time starts to run out for a trade deal
# Time Running Out
# Time Running Out

EU and UK to resume talks next week as time starts to run out for a trade deal

Oct 9th 2020, 1:59 PM 9,578 Views 9 Comments

No 10 says there have been ‘useful discussions’ but that differences remain on some ‘important issues’.

# eu - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Green List: Ryanair and Aer Lingus push for Ireland to join EU traffic light system but minister says it will 'take time'
# Foreign Travel
# Foreign Travel

Green List: Ryanair and Aer Lingus push for Ireland to join EU traffic light system but minister says it will 'take time'

Oct 7th 2020, 1:09 PM 59,532 Views 27 Comments

Eamon Ryan tol the Oireachtas Transport Committee that the Green LIst was ‘not working’.

Last month was hottest September on record globally, EU says
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Last month was hottest September on record globally, EU says

Oct 7th 2020, 8:02 AM 13,206 Views 27 Comments

This year has now seen three months of record warmth – January, May and September.

# eu - Monday 5 October, 2020

Ursula von der Leyen in isolation after contact with Covid-19-infected person
# European Commission
# European Commission

Ursula von der Leyen in isolation after contact with Covid-19-infected person

Oct 5th 2020, 8:52 AM 20,522 Views 14 Comments

The European Commission President said she tested negative for the virus last week and will undergo another test today.

# eu - Sunday 4 October, 2020

Boris Johnson says EU-UK trade deal 'there to be done'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Boris Johnson says EU-UK trade deal 'there to be done'

Oct 4th 2020, 3:32 PM 21,578 Views 16 Comments

Intense talks are now set to take place in coming days in a bid to reach a deal.

Government plan on international travel to be published by 13 October, says transport minister
# EU
# EU

Government plan on international travel to be published by 13 October, says transport minister

Oct 4th 2020, 2:28 PM 32,984 Views 21 Comments

Eamon Ryan said that the government was also looking at the issue of airport testing.

# eu - Saturday 3 October, 2020

Neale Richmond: Government can only do so much, businesses must now prepare for Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Neale Richmond: Government can only do so much, businesses must now prepare for Brexit

Oct 3rd 2020, 7:30 AM 12,337 Views 10 Comments

Neale Richmond says businesses must be on guard and ready for what Brexit brings, regardless of what comes of the fractured political process.

# eu - Friday 2 October, 2020

Mairéad McGuinness tells EU hearing she wants a 'fair and sustainable' tax system
# EU
# EU

Mairéad McGuinness tells EU hearing she wants a 'fair and sustainable' tax system

Updated Oct 2nd 2020, 10:35 AM 34,591 Views 47 Comments

McGuinness was also asked about being Irish, trust, and Michael D’Arcy as part of the three-hour hearing before MEPs.

# eu - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Brexit: European Commission begins legal action against UK over Internal Market Bill
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit: European Commission begins legal action against UK over Internal Market Bill

Oct 1st 2020, 10:06 AM 41,173 Views 67 Comments

The Bill threatens to overwrites parts of the Withdrawal Agreement, which the UK government admitted was a breach of international law.

Taoiseach to 'share assessment of Brexit' with European leaders today
# Deal Or No Deal
# Deal Or No Deal

Taoiseach to 'share assessment of Brexit' with European leaders today

Oct 1st 2020, 7:39 AM 10,116 Views 16 Comments

Micheál Martin has said the government is preparing its latest Budget on the basis of a no-deal Brexit.

# eu - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

UK MPs back controversial Brexit legislation despite ‘law-breaking’ concerns
# Internal Market Bill
# Internal Market Bill

UK MPs back controversial Brexit legislation despite ‘law-breaking’ concerns

Sep 29th 2020, 9:34 PM 21,789 Views 26 Comments

The United Kingdom Internal Market Bill will undergo further scrutiny in the House of Lords after clearing the Commons.

# eu - Monday 28 September, 2020

Micheál Martin 'not optimistic' about Brexit trade deal
# No Deal
# No Deal

Micheál Martin 'not optimistic' about Brexit trade deal

Sep 28th 2020, 7:29 AM 24,257 Views 28 Comments

It’s set to be a big week in Brussels, as the UK and the EU resume talks.

# eu - Sunday 27 September, 2020

Swiss voters appear to reject proposal to limit number of EU citizens living and working in country
# Switzerland
# Switzerland

Swiss voters appear to reject proposal to limit number of EU citizens living and working in country

Sep 27th 2020, 3:30 PM 23,998 Views 28 Comments

Projections based on partial counts indicated that most voters had rejected the measure.

# eu - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Opinion: Brexit may be bleak but Ireland has many allies throughout Europe and beyond
# Brexit
# Brexit

Opinion: Brexit may be bleak but Ireland has many allies throughout Europe and beyond

Sep 24th 2020, 7:43 AM 27,436 Views 45 Comments

Noelle O Connell says it’s easy for us to keep the focus on what’s happening across the Irish Sea, but if we look beyond, there is a huge body of support for Ireland in the face of Brexit.

# eu - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Brazil rejects concerns that EU-Mercosur trade deal could increase Amazon deforestation
# Mercosur
# Mercosur

Brazil rejects concerns that EU-Mercosur trade deal could increase Amazon deforestation

Sep 23rd 2020, 7:30 AM 14,575 Views 22 Comments

Brazil argued that a French report raising these concerns “showed the true protectionist interests of those who commissioned it”.

# eu - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Cocaine overtakes opiates to become Ireland's second-most commonly used illicit drug
# Report
# Report

Cocaine overtakes opiates to become Ireland's second-most commonly used illicit drug

Sep 22nd 2020, 2:09 PM 25,545 Views 34 Comments

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

Simon Coveney to meet Michel Barnier in Brussels to discuss 'challenging' Brexit developments
# Brexit
# Brexit

Simon Coveney to meet Michel Barnier in Brussels to discuss 'challenging' Brexit developments

Sep 22nd 2020, 8:24 AM 15,682 Views 16 Comments

Coveney has said the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has Ireland’s full support.

# eu - Monday 21 September, 2020

Simon Coveney meets 'extraordinary' Svetlana Tikhanovskaya at EU meeting on Belarus' future
# Belarusian Leader
# Belarusian Leader

Simon Coveney meets 'extraordinary' Svetlana Tikhanovskaya at EU meeting on Belarus' future

Sep 21st 2020, 10:51 AM 32,412 Views 11 Comments

The Belarusian opposition leader is in Brussels as the EU prepares sanctions to support her battle against the Minsk regime.

# eu - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

'The people of Europe are still suffering': EU chief calls for stronger health union amid pandemic
# Covid19
# Covid19

'The people of Europe are still suffering': EU chief calls for stronger health union amid pandemic

Sep 16th 2020, 9:41 AM 16,163 Views 18 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen announced the creation of a new agency for biomedical advanced research.

# eu - Monday 14 September, 2020

Boris Johnson's controversial Internal Markets Bill clears first hurdle in House of Commons
# Internal Markets Bill
# Internal Markets Bill

Boris Johnson's controversial Internal Markets Bill clears first hurdle in House of Commons

Updated Sep 14th 2020, 10:49 PM 54,397 Views 65 Comments

Former British prime ministers have all warned against the Internal Markets Bill proposed by Johnson.

# eu - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Simon Coveney says UK suggestion that EU would 'blockade' food to Northern Ireland is 'spin and not true'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Simon Coveney says UK suggestion that EU would 'blockade' food to Northern Ireland is 'spin and not true'

Sep 13th 2020, 10:05 AM 52,804 Views 91 Comments

“Britain is behaving in an extraordinary way and the British people need to know that,” Coveney said on the BBC.

Where does Ireland's Europe minister think Brexit talks stand now?
# Thomas Byrne
# Thomas Byrne

Where does Ireland's Europe minister think Brexit talks stand now?

Sep 13th 2020, 6:30 AM 23,838 Views 19 Comments

The Meath-East TD, who worked in European law and twice ran as an MEP candidate, talks to TheJournal.ie about an extraordinary Brexit week.

# eu - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Opinion: Is Britain on the path to becoming a rogue state?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Is Britain on the path to becoming a rogue state?

Sep 12th 2020, 7:30 AM 30,737 Views 36 Comments

The UK government this week told the Commons that it would be breaking international law in relation to Brexit in ‘a limited and specific way’. Rights campaigner Emma DeSouza says she’s seen this before.

# eu - Friday 11 September, 2020

'Terrible mess': UK and EU at odds as trade talks hang in the balance
# No Deal
# No Deal

'Terrible mess': UK and EU at odds as trade talks hang in the balance

Sep 11th 2020, 7:41 AM 26,044 Views 28 Comments

The UK has said that it won’t drop measures that would undermine the Withdrawal Agreement.

# eu - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Facebook told it can no longer send user data from EU to US
# Data Protection Commission
# Data Protection Commission

Facebook told it can no longer send user data from EU to US

Sep 10th 2020, 8:47 AM 21,307 Views 32 Comments

The social media giant said the Data Protection Commission told it the key mechanism it uses to transfer data to the US “cannot in practice be used”.

# eu - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Defiant Boris 'won't back down': UK front pages react to Brexit latest
# Headlines
# Headlines

Defiant Boris 'won't back down': UK front pages react to Brexit latest

Sep 8th 2020, 8:40 AM 24,691 Views 27 Comments

The rising prospect that Boris Johnson will backtrack on the Brexit agreement dominates the UK front pages.

Brexit: The adults are no longer in charge in Downing Street
# Opinion
# Opinion

Brexit: The adults are no longer in charge in Downing Street

Sep 8th 2020, 7:44 AM 41,415 Views 24 Comments

Former ambassador Bobby McDonagh says the Cummings-driven cabal of ‘weirdos and misfits’ are now steering the UK onto a dangerous path in the Brexit negotiations.

UK calls for ‘more realism’ from Brussels ahead of crunch round of negotiations
# Trade
# Trade

UK calls for ‘more realism’ from Brussels ahead of crunch round of negotiations

Sep 8th 2020, 7:02 AM 12,527 Views 12 Comments

Trade talks will resume in London today.

# eu - Monday 7 September, 2020

NI protocol must be honoured, pro-Remain parties say amid reports UK 'plans to rip up Brexit Agreement'
# Brexit
# Brexit

NI protocol must be honoured, pro-Remain parties say amid reports UK 'plans to rip up Brexit Agreement'

Updated Sep 7th 2020, 10:30 PM 95,091 Views 122 Comments

Political leaders have described the reported plans as a “treacherous betrayal” by “charlatans”.

# eu - Sunday 6 September, 2020

UK chief negotiator says government 'not scared' of no-deal exit from EU
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK chief negotiator says government 'not scared' of no-deal exit from EU

Sep 6th 2020, 7:24 AM 19,833 Views 36 Comments

David Frost was speaking in an interview with the Mail on Sunday.

# eu - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Michel Barnier says he will miss Phil Hogan, who he met with weekly as Trade Commissioner
# Brexit
# Brexit

Michel Barnier says he will miss Phil Hogan, who he met with weekly as Trade Commissioner

Sep 2nd 2020, 6:25 PM 23,461 Views 57 Comments

The EU’s Chief negotiator said that the UK side “continues to disappoint” on three main issues in Brexit trade talks.

# eu - Thursday 27 August, 2020

From a trickle to a torrent: How days of revelations made Phil Hogan's position untenable
# Unrelenting Pressure
# Unrelenting Pressure

From a trickle to a torrent: How days of revelations made Phil Hogan's position untenable

Aug 27th 2020, 9:33 AM 24,084 Views 58 Comments

The unending revelations from GolfGate took a toll on the trade commissioner.

# eu - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

EU rejects Belarus' disputed presidential election result as Lukashenko orders clampdown
# Belarus
# Belarus

EU rejects Belarus' disputed presidential election result as Lukashenko orders clampdown

Aug 19th 2020, 9:56 PM 24,961 Views 18 Comments

Protesters have flooded the streets of Belarusian cities since the 9 August election.

# eu - Friday 14 August, 2020

The government wants Irish grass-fed beef and Achill Island Sea Salt to get protected EU status
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

The government wants Irish grass-fed beef and Achill Island Sea Salt to get protected EU status

Aug 14th 2020, 7:17 PM 18,689 Views 13 Comments

Eight Irish products have already received the protected status as a Geographical Indications.

# eu - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

European Union threatens tough sanctions over vote-rigging and violent clashes in Belarus
# Belarus
# Belarus

European Union threatens tough sanctions over vote-rigging and violent clashes in Belarus

Aug 12th 2020, 8:34 AM 13,684 Views 15 Comments

Protests have erupted into violence in Belarus in retaliation against election results.

# eu - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Explainer: Why protests have erupted in Belarus against Europe's 'last dictator'
# Alexander Lukashenko
# Alexander Lukashenko

Explainer: Why protests have erupted in Belarus against Europe's 'last dictator'

Aug 11th 2020, 3:59 PM 16,366 Views 43 Comments

Alexander Lukashenko just won another presidential election, although the opposition has said it was rigged.

# eu - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Opponents boycott ceremony as Poland's president sworn in for second term
# Andrzej Duda
# Andrzej Duda

Opponents boycott ceremony as Poland's president sworn in for second term

Aug 6th 2020, 6:10 PM 19,381 Views 55 Comments

Opponents have accused Andrzej Duda of undermining the constitution and of running a homophobic campaign.

# eu - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

European Council finally agrees €750 billion virus recovery fund - including €390 billion in grants
# EU
# EU

European Council finally agrees €750 billion virus recovery fund - including €390 billion in grants

Updated Jul 21st 2020, 8:44 AM 36,760 Views 57 Comments

“It is true that we will pay in more than we receive, but that does reflect our strong economic growth,” Europe Minister Thomas Byrne said.