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# European Commission

Last month
June 2024
Taoiseach says he'll 'engage' with Irish MEPs over vote on Ursula von der Leyen
EU leaders back Ursula von der Leyen for second term as European Commission president
Ireland's Apple escrow fund increased €400 million in value last year
FF MEPs to stick to position on von der Leyen as Martin says he'll 'engage' with them on vote
Taoiseach 'will engage' with Coalition partners on choice of successor to Ursula von der Leyen
What is an EU commissioner and how are they appointed?
There is a grueling, sometimes-months-long process within the EU to select the next 27 commissioners.
This year
2024
Von der Leyen squares off against rivals in debate organised by Eurovision broadcaster
Probe into Facebook and Instagram launched over possible online 'rabbit holes' affecting minors
EU warns Georgia must withdraw 'foreign influence' law or face tougher path to membership
The Explainer: Everything you need to know about how the EU works but were too afraid to ask
Barry Andrews: Watch as Russia interferes with European politics ahead of the elections
Barry Andrews
Ireland fined €4.5m by EU court for persistent delays in implementing updated telecoms rules
Ireland could face legal action over failure to protect peat bogs from turf cutting
The EU is confusing - here's how all its bits work together
EU revises Irish economy forecast to reflect a much smaller growth in 2024
Ireland and Spain ask for urgent review of EU's trade deal with Israel amid 'grave' Rafah threat
In a letter sent to the European Commission president, Varadkar also called for an ‘immediate humanitarian ceasefire’.
EU Commission warns Ireland must tackle online terrorist content
European Commission issues warning to Ireland over pumping waste water into sensitive areas
European court again sides with Ryanair over Covid-19 state aid programme for Air France-KLM
EU agrees on first law that combats violence against women
Families affected by the mica scandal escalate crisis to European Commission
Last year
2023
European Commission: 'No evidence' that far-right used Irish language online during riots
Varadkar not in favour of strict cut-off ages and restrictions for older drivers
IBM pulls ads from X after report says they appeared next to antisemitic posts
Ireland referred to EU court over failure linked to work-life balance rules
EU opens probes into YouTube and TikTok over child protection measures on platforms
Decision to throw out €13bn Apple tax case must be revisited, advisor to European court says
EU executive recommends opening formal membership talks with Ukraine and Moldova
Commissioner to be quizzed by MEPs on his 'solo run' to remove aid to Gaza
'It's not just Ursula von der Leyen, it's broader than her': Irish MEPs on European politics failing
EU opens disinformation probes into Meta and TikTok over spread of Israel-Hamas content
Ireland's Apple escrow fund lost €259 million in value last year
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary gets pied in Brussels before European Commission protest
The European Union's tough new laws on social media content have officially come into force
EU countries green light disputed law to restore Europe's natural habitats
EU commission's appeal against €14.3 billion Apple and Ireland tax ruling to be heard today
State yet to protect natural sites such as Killarney Park and Burren despite Europe court case
Irish diplomat was attacked in Sudan during robbery by 'armed men wearing military fatigues'
The Explainer: What is it like to be a humanitarian on the ground in Ukraine right now?
Worldwide tech job cuts having ‘no visible impact’ on Irish labour market