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# european-commission - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Brexit: Von der Leyen tells Johnson ‘we will not renegotiate’ over Northern Ireland
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Brexit: Von der Leyen tells Johnson ‘we will not renegotiate’ over Northern Ireland

Jul 22nd 2021, 1:46 PM 21,831 Views 31 Comments

The European Commission President said the EU and UK must jointly work to ensure stability in the North.

Ireland has the second highest obesity rate in the EU
# Obesity
# Obesity

Ireland has the second highest obesity rate in the EU

Jul 22nd 2021, 12:37 PM 35,358 Views 108 Comments

Research found that only Malta had a higher share of its population rated as obese.

# european-commission - Friday 16 July, 2021

Von der Leyen says Ireland’s handling of the pandemic is 'exemplary'
# Dublin Visit
# Dublin Visit

Von der Leyen says Ireland’s handling of the pandemic is 'exemplary'

Updated Jul 16th 2021, 12:06 PM 35,509 Views 102 Comments

The European Commission President welcomed that Ireland has signed up to the EU Green Cert system.

# european-commission - Friday 18 June, 2021

European Commission says Insurance Ireland restricted competition and drove up prices on premiums
# Insurance Ireland
# Insurance Ireland

European Commission says Insurance Ireland restricted competition and drove up prices on premiums

Updated Jun 18th 2021, 3:28 PM 32,900 Views 63 Comments

The European Commission accusations were made against Insurance Ireland this morning.

# european-commission - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

Von der Leyen 'very concerned' over Hungary law banning LGBT 'promotion' to minors
# Hungary
# Hungary

Von der Leyen 'very concerned' over Hungary law banning LGBT 'promotion' to minors

Jun 16th 2021, 10:36 PM 18,713 Views 46 Comments

She said the European Commission is “assessing if it breaches relevant EU legislation”.

# european-commission - Friday 4 June, 2021

EU to examine Facebook's use of advertiser data
# Probe
# Probe

EU to examine Facebook's use of advertiser data

Jun 4th 2021, 11:56 AM 3,708 Views 0 Comments

The formal probe follows a preliminary investigation focused on Facebook’s Marketplace classifieds service.

# european-commission - Sunday 30 May, 2021

EU not using Northern Ireland to punish UK for Brexit, EC vice-president says
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

EU not using Northern Ireland to punish UK for Brexit, EC vice-president says

May 30th 2021, 10:51 AM 17,041 Views 29 Comments

Maros Sefcovic said they searched for four years for the ‘best solution to the very sensitive situation in Northern Ireland’.

# european-commission - Sunday 9 May, 2021

AstraZeneca vaccine order renewal 'remains to be seen' says EU
# EU VS AZ
# EU VS AZ

AstraZeneca vaccine order renewal 'remains to be seen' says EU

May 9th 2021, 5:37 PM 43,271 Views 41 Comments

The EU last month launched legal action against the pharmaceutical giant for vaccine delivery shortfalls.

# european-commission - Saturday 8 May, 2021

New daily vaccine record set as EU signs contract for additional 1.8 billion Pfizer vaccines
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

New daily vaccine record set as EU signs contract for additional 1.8 billion Pfizer vaccines

Updated May 8th 2021, 5:24 PM 43,789 Views 43 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly also announced that two more countries have been added to the hotel quarantine list

# european-commission - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Irish people struggled more than most Europeans to cope with lockdowns - new EU survey
# Eurobarometer
# Eurobarometer

Irish people struggled more than most Europeans to cope with lockdowns - new EU survey

May 4th 2021, 11:31 AM 29,846 Views 71 Comments

Overall, 41% of Irish people said lockdowns were difficult, with only 18% claiming it was easy to cope with.

# european-commission - Monday 3 May, 2021

EU Commission proposes reopening of external borders
# Travel
# Travel

EU Commission proposes reopening of external borders

May 3rd 2021, 2:02 PM 28,320 Views 8 Comments

EU officials believe the vaccination campaigns will soon be a “game changer” in the fight against Covid-19.

# european-commission - Monday 26 April, 2021

Amnesty Ireland chief: India's virus struggles make EU opposition to vaccine patent waivers 'an obscenity'
# Vaccine Inequality
# Vaccine Inequality

Amnesty Ireland chief: India's virus struggles make EU opposition to vaccine patent waivers 'an obscenity'

Apr 26th 2021, 6:00 PM 23,061 Views 30 Comments

Standing up for the rights of pharma companies over human rights is “not tenable”, says O’Gorman.

EU launches legal action against AstraZeneca over vaccine deliveries
# European Commission
# European Commission

EU launches legal action against AstraZeneca over vaccine deliveries

Updated Apr 26th 2021, 1:53 PM 33,331 Views 65 Comments

The Commission confirmed legal action against the company was launched on Friday.

# european-commission - Thursday 22 April, 2021

European Commission says no legal action taken against AstraZeneca - despite Stephen Donnelly saying otherwise
# Vaccine Deliveries
# Vaccine Deliveries

European Commission says no legal action taken against AstraZeneca - despite Stephen Donnelly saying otherwise

Apr 22nd 2021, 11:30 PM 23,048 Views 39 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said that the action was take over AstraZeneca’s “complete failure to meet its delivery and contractual agreements for April, May and June”.

# european-commission - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Ireland first and only Member State to have fishing plan revoked by European Commission
# Losing Control
# Losing Control

Ireland first and only Member State to have fishing plan revoked by European Commission

Apr 20th 2021, 12:36 PM 49,586 Views 51 Comments

The loss of the control plan means that fisheries will no longer be allowed to weigh their catches in factories.

# european-commission - Friday 16 April, 2021

European Commission writes to government expressing concerns about hotel quarantine system
# Red List
# Red List

European Commission writes to government expressing concerns about hotel quarantine system

Updated Apr 16th 2021, 5:00 PM 31,112 Views 99 Comments
  • A European Commission spokesperson suggested there are other ways to protect public health.
  • Justice Minister Helen McEntee has defended legal advice over the measure, intended to prevent variants of concern.
  • The Irish Government has ten days to reply to the Commission.

# european-commission - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period
# Exports
# Exports

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period

Updated Mar 4th 2021, 12:45 PM 34,576 Views 79 Comments
  • The EU is now considering legal options.
  • Coveney says the move was "disrespectful" and has damaged UK-EU relationships.

# european-commission - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Ryanair loses legal bid to block government bailouts of rival European airlines
# EU State Aid
# EU State Aid

Ryanair loses legal bid to block government bailouts of rival European airlines

Feb 17th 2021, 10:56 AM 13,291 Views 26 Comments

Ryanair says it will appeal the decision to the highest EU court.

# european-commission - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Top EU official tells Oireachtas: 'We made a mistake but please put it in perspective'
# Article 16
# Article 16

Top EU official tells Oireachtas: 'We made a mistake but please put it in perspective'

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 4:47 PM 47,013 Views 27 Comments

European Commission vice president Maroš Šefčovič addressed TDs and Senators today.

# european-commission - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

NI Protocol ‘only way to protect the Good Friday Agreement’, EU official says
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

NI Protocol ‘only way to protect the Good Friday Agreement’, EU official says

Feb 10th 2021, 9:40 PM 10,077 Views 10 Comments

Maros Sefcovic made the remarks in a letter to UK Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove

Von der Leyen 'deeply regrets' proposal to trigger Article 16
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Von der Leyen 'deeply regrets' proposal to trigger Article 16

Updated Feb 10th 2021, 9:28 AM 37,459 Views 48 Comments

The move was quickly reversed after much criticism from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Britain.

# european-commission - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Arlene Foster calls Simon Coveney 'tone deaf to unionist concerns' as talks start over NI Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Arlene Foster calls Simon Coveney 'tone deaf to unionist concerns' as talks start over NI Protocol

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 9:15 AM 49,032 Views 105 Comments

Writing in this morning’s Daily Telegraph, Arlene Foster said there is “growing anger at the current arrangements in Northern Ireland”.

# european-commission - Monday 1 February, 2021

Timeline: How the EU provoked anger in Ireland and the UK with plans for a hard border for vaccines
# Article 16
# Article 16

Timeline: How the EU provoked anger in Ireland and the UK with plans for a hard border for vaccines

Feb 1st 2021, 6:05 PM 24,029 Views 30 Comments

The proposal caused outcry on both sides of the Irish Sea.

# european-commission - Friday 29 January, 2021

'The refrigerators will be empty:' Has the EU vaccine strategy gone off the rails?
# Covid19
# Covid19

'The refrigerators will be empty:' Has the EU vaccine strategy gone off the rails?

Jan 29th 2021, 6:34 PM 65,634 Views 55 Comments

The EU is under increasing pressure as member states face unexpected supply issues just one month into their vaccine programmes.

# european-commission - Monday 25 January, 2021

Amid shortfall, European Commission demands to know who AztraZeneca has delivered vaccine doses to
# Covid19
# Covid19

Amid shortfall, European Commission demands to know who AztraZeneca has delivered vaccine doses to

Updated Jan 25th 2021, 4:55 PM 77,149 Views 78 Comments

Last week the company said initial supplies to Europe will be lower than expected.

Opinion: Is the Brexit war over or has it just begun - what now for the Union?
# Brexit
# Brexit

Opinion: Is the Brexit war over or has it just begun - what now for the Union?

Jan 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 33,680 Views 40 Comments

UL’s Dr Owen Worth says the Brexit question may have been answered, but the greater concept at stake is the Union itself.

# european-commission - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

350 Irish residents stranded in Britain return to Ireland on 'repatriation flights' as travel ban set to continue
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

350 Irish residents stranded in Britain return to Ireland on 'repatriation flights' as travel ban set to continue

Updated Dec 22nd 2020, 9:26 PM 50,421 Views 41 Comments

The government said the measures would be “kept under constant review”.

# european-commission - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Reader Q&A: The Swine Flu vaccine was fast-tracked too - so how are things different this time around?
# Questions Answered
# Questions Answered

Reader Q&A: The Swine Flu vaccine was fast-tracked too - so how are things different this time around?

Dec 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 30,693 Views 26 Comments

Vaccinations in the European Union are set to begin from 27 December.

# european-commission - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Amazon hit with European competition law charges over 'illegal abuse of its market dominance'
# Amazon
# Amazon

Amazon hit with European competition law charges over 'illegal abuse of its market dominance'

Nov 10th 2020, 11:58 AM 17,967 Views 31 Comments

The Commission has also opened a second investigation into the online retail giant.

# european-commission - 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 20,520 Views 14 Comments

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

# european-commission - 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 41,172 Views 67 Comments

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

# european-commission - Friday 25 September, 2020

European Commission to appeal €14.3 billion Apple and Ireland tax ruling
# Apple Tax Row
# Apple Tax Row

European Commission to appeal €14.3 billion Apple and Ireland tax ruling

Sep 25th 2020, 11:39 AM 22,534 Views 43 Comments

The legal row stems from an EU investigation into Apple’s Irish tax structures.

# european-commission - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner?
# Euro Star
# Euro Star

'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner?

Sep 8th 2020, 6:00 PM 37,026 Views 30 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen said that McGuinness has “significant political experience on EU issues”.

Mairead McGuinness chosen as new European Commissioner for Financial Services as Ireland loses Trade portfolio
# Commission Reshuffle
# Commission Reshuffle

Mairead McGuinness chosen as new European Commissioner for Financial Services as Ireland loses Trade portfolio

Sep 8th 2020, 9:02 AM 84,649 Views 171 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen said that McGuinness has “significant political experience on EU issues”.

# european-commission - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness interested in taking over role as EU Trade Commissioner
# European Commission
# European Commission

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness interested in taking over role as EU Trade Commissioner

Aug 30th 2020, 6:24 PM 28,884 Views 100 Comments

Phil Hogan resigned from the role following his attendance at a controversial golf dinner in Galway.

# european-commission - Friday 28 August, 2020

The new commissioner: Who's in the running for Phil Hogan's job - and will Ireland keep the crucial trade portfolio?
# Phil Hogan
# Phil Hogan

The new commissioner: Who's in the running for Phil Hogan's job - and will Ireland keep the crucial trade portfolio?

Aug 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 31,255 Views 46 Comments

Picking a successor could be politically fraught.

# european-commission - Thursday 27 August, 2020

'I know how to take responsibility, in fact I've done it before': It's 25 years since Phil Hogan last resigned
# From The Archives
# From The Archives

'I know how to take responsibility, in fact I've done it before': It's 25 years since Phil Hogan last resigned

Aug 27th 2020, 6:00 PM 51,058 Views 38 Comments

Cast your minds back to 1995.

Von der Leyen says government must propose a woman and a man as candidates to replace Phil Hogan
# Phil Hogan
# Phil Hogan

Von der Leyen says government must propose a woman and a man as candidates to replace Phil Hogan

Updated Aug 27th 2020, 10:10 AM 98,686 Views 209 Comments

Phil Hogan resigned as Trade Commissioner last night.

# european-commission - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

'The correct course of action': Politicians react to Phil Hogan's resignation as EU Trade Commissioner
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

'The correct course of action': Politicians react to Phil Hogan's resignation as EU Trade Commissioner

Aug 26th 2020, 9:32 PM 40,148 Views 174 Comments

Phil Hogan resigned from his role this evening.

Taoiseach will not 'seek to influence' EU Commission President's decision on Phil Hogan
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach will not 'seek to influence' EU Commission President's decision on Phil Hogan

Updated Aug 26th 2020, 12:30 PM 49,370 Views 184 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said that the government has lost confidence in the Trade Commissioner.

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