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#European Commission

# european-commission - Sunday 1 December, 2019

New European Commission begins fresh term under leadership of von der Leyen

The team took the reins as the 28-member union is faced with a mountain of difficulties, including Brexit.

# european-commission - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

The new European Commission has been voted in ... here are the key players

The incoming European Commission will take office on 1 December.

# european-commission - Friday 15 November, 2019

EU approves state aid for €3bn National Broadband Plan

The decision means the contract for the €3 billion plan can be signed.

# european-commission - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

€14 billion Apple tax fund could lose €70 million this year

The fund is to be held in escrow until the outcome of legal challenges to the European Commission’s landmark ruling in 2016.

# european-commission - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

EU tax demand 'defies reality and common sense', claims Apple

It is fighting the European Commission’s landmark order that the company reimburse Ireland €13 billion in back taxes.

# european-commission - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

EU accused of 'divisive rhetoric' after appointing Vice President for 'Protecting Our Way of Life'

This title is a rebranding of the Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship portfolio.

# european-commission - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

EU launches probe into Amazon's use of third-party sellers data

Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the investigation would be completed as a matter of priority.

# european-commission - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Ursula von der Leyen narrowly elected as new President of the European Commission

The German defence minister will take up her post in November.

Von der Leyen 'ready' to back Brexit delay in pitch to MEPs for European Commission president bid

MEPs will vote today on whether to elect the German defence minister to the European Commission top job.

# european-commission - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Poll: Are you happy with Phil Hogan getting a second term? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you happy with Phil Hogan getting a second term?

Hogan previously served as the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development.

# european-commission - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Phil Hogan nominated for a second term as Ireland's European Commissioner

There had been speculation that Hogan would lose the Taoiseach’s support after the fallout from the Mercosur trade deal.

# european-commission - Monday 8 July, 2019

Telecoms group concerned about Eir's €1bn claim and will consider legal action against the Irish government

Eir’s CEO told an Oireachtas committee recently that it could deliver the NBP for less than €1 billion.

# european-commission - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

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.

# european-commission - Sunday 30 June, 2019

# european-commission - 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.

# european-commission - 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.

# european-commission - Thursday 20 June, 2019

UK's porn blocking laws to be delayed again

The laws were to be introduced on 15 July, but are to be delayed because of bureaucratic, legal issues.

# european-commission - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

The EU's Game of Thrones: Merkel and Macron clash over who should replace Juncker

The German Chancellor prefers Manfred Weber, while Macron wants a centre-left pick, or one of two French candidates.

# european-commission - 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.

# european-commission - 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…

# european-commission - Saturday 23 March, 2019

If UK seek long extension, they'll have to run candidates in European elections, says Coveney

The man tipped to be the next EC president says the UK is ‘infecting’ Europe’s decision-making process..

# european-commission - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Rising rents and lack of social housing has driven up homelessness in Ireland, EU warns

The European Commission report was highly critical of Ireland’s housing policy.

# european-commission - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Taoiseach won't accept Brexit border promises that 'it will be alright on the night'

A European Commission spokesman said today that it’s “pretty obvious” that a no-deal Brexit would lead to a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

# european-commission - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

EU reaches landmark agreement to cut usage of single-use plastics

The directive will come into effect in two years time if it is passed.

# european-commission - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Irish 18-year-olds can now avail of 12,000 free interrail tickets to travel around Europe next summer

Winning applicants will have the opportunity to travel between 15 April and 31 October 2019.

# european-commission - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

EU secures funding to roll out free WiFi hotspots to public spaces

Local authorities can apply for vouchers worth €15,000 to provide free public WiFi in town centres, parks, libraries and museums.

# european-commission - Thursday 18 October, 2018

European Commission withdraws ECJ case against Ireland after €13.1 billion Apple tax is recovered

Ireland completed the recovery of the aid on 6 September.

# european-commission - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Chances of Brexit agreement have 'increased', Jean-Claude Juncker says

The change in tone comes two days after EU Council President Donald Tusk gave London a stern warning that time was running out to strike a deal.

# european-commission - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

To reach EU targets Ireland needs to increase its plastic recycling by 80%

According to Repak, Ireland’s plastic recycling must increase to 175,000 tonnes by 2030 to reach new EU targets.

# european-commission - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Charlie Flanagan has 'open mind' about scrapping seasonal time changes

The President of the European Commission has proposed to end the changes in Europe next year.

# european-commission - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Lights out for halogen lamps as Europe-wide phasing-out of bulbs begins today

EU member states agreed to withdrawing the inefficient bulbs from the market in 2009.

# european-commission - Monday 6 August, 2018

European Commission opens case against Ireland over levels of drinking water contamination

Earlier this year Irish Water was fined for delays in carrying out work at six water treatment plans in Donegal to reduce levels.

# european-commission - Sunday 5 August, 2018

UK trade secretary says Britain likely to leave EU without a deal

Liam Fox put the chances of a no-deal departure at “60-40″.

# european-commission - Sunday 22 July, 2018

'Nonsensical': Restaurants are fighting an EU bid to mandate free tap water for all

Trade groups believe a European proposal will unfairly burden businesses.

# european-commission - Friday 20 July, 2018

Pressure mounts on GAA after Liam Miller tribute match sells out within minutes

The move may fall foul of a 2016 ruling by the European Commission over a €30m grant from the Government for the stadium’s redevelopment.

# european-commission - Thursday 19 July, 2018

New Brexit secretary says he will 'intensify' talks with EU

Meanwhile, the EU has urged members to “step up preparations” for all Brexit outcomes before the 30 March deadline.

# european-commission - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

EU's Jean-Claude Juncker calls for 'respect' over stumbling incident

He has said he was suffering from sciatica when he repeatedly stumbled at a NATO summit.

Google just got fined a whopping €4.3 billion for its conduct regarding its Android system

The fine relates to the online giant allegedly using its Android phone operating system to further its own dominance of the search engine market.

# european-commission - Friday 13 July, 2018

Back pain, not alcohol, caused Juncker summit stumble, according to EU

The 63-year-old was seen repeatedly unsteady on his feet at the NATO summit dinner on Wednesday night.

# european-commission - Friday 22 June, 2018

Hate speech, xenophobia, and resentment are 'unrelentingly' on the rise across Europe

The annual report of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance paints a bleak picture of the levels of tolerance currently being seen across the EU.

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