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# european-commission - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

A complaint has been made to Europe about Ireland's failure to protect wildlife
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

A complaint has been made to Europe about Ireland's failure to protect wildlife

Sep 12th 2017, 9:32 AM 28,982 Views 51 Comments

The Irish Wildlife Trust has reported 97 illegal wildfires to the European Commission.

# european-commission - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Government yet to make final decision as to when water charges will be refunded
# Pay Back
# Pay Back

Government yet to make final decision as to when water charges will be refunded

Jul 12th 2017, 4:17 PM 9,739 Views 57 Comments

Officials are in negotiations with the EU for a special deal to pay around €160 million in water charge refunds.

# european-commission - Monday 10 July, 2017

'These investigations could seriously alter the motor insurance landscape in Ireland'
# Column
# Column

'These investigations could seriously alter the motor insurance landscape in Ireland'

Jul 10th 2017, 6:30 AM 39,276 Views 83 Comments

This is an exceptionally worrying time for those companies implicated in these investigations, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

# european-commission - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Juncker lays into 'ridiculous' European Parliament after just 30 of 751 MEPs show up for debate
# Junck Bond
# Junck Bond

Juncker lays into 'ridiculous' European Parliament after just 30 of 751 MEPs show up for debate

Jul 4th 2017, 7:18 PM 20,168 Views 64 Comments

But his remarks drew a sharp response from parliament head Antonio Tajani.

# european-commission - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Facebook fined €110 million for providing false information on WhatsApp takeover
# European Commission
# European Commission

Facebook fined €110 million for providing false information on WhatsApp takeover

May 18th 2017, 9:20 AM 9,943 Views 11 Comments

The social media giant said that any errors it made were not intentional.

# european-commission - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

EU investigates if company increased cancer drug prices by 'several hundred percent'
# Aspen Pharma
# Aspen Pharma

EU investigates if company increased cancer drug prices by 'several hundred percent'

May 16th 2017, 8:10 AM 9,459 Views 18 Comments

In Italy in 2016, Aspen Pharma increased the price of five “life-saving and irreplaceable” drugs by between 300% and 1,500%.

# european-commission - Monday 1 May, 2017

Theresa May dismisses rumours Brexit meeting with EU chief went badly as "Brussels gossip"
# Be Grand
# Be Grand

Theresa May dismisses rumours Brexit meeting with EU chief went badly as "Brussels gossip"

May 1st 2017, 7:09 PM 11,276 Views 53 Comments

Rumours abound that Commission chief Jean Claude Juncker is deeply pessimistic regarding May’s alleged hardline attitude towards Brexit talks.

# european-commission - Friday 7 April, 2017

Simon Coveney says water committee seems to be moving in 'extremely worrying' direction
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Simon Coveney says water committee seems to be moving in 'extremely worrying' direction

Apr 7th 2017, 8:02 AM 16,253 Views 128 Comments

The minister has said some of the wording agreed by the committee is “deeply ambiguous” and at odds with the EU.

# european-commission - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Ireland spent €440k on a report defending Apple months before the EU's scathing tax ruling
# Like Dem Apples
# Like Dem Apples

Ireland spent €440k on a report defending Apple months before the EU's scathing tax ruling

Feb 18th 2017, 7:00 AM 7,266 Views 23 Comments

But European officials said the unsolicited report from PwC ‘misinterpreted’ the relevant rules.

# european-commission - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

The EU wants to tighten rules on claiming benefits in a different country
# Free Movement
# Free Movement

The EU wants to tighten rules on claiming benefits in a different country

Dec 13th 2016, 5:59 PM 12,485 Views 49 Comments

Critics say the current rules are an incentive for so-called benefits tourism.

# european-commission - Friday 2 December, 2016

Europe raises concerns about lack of housing in Ireland
# Report Card
# Report Card

Europe raises concerns about lack of housing in Ireland

Dec 2nd 2016, 9:50 PM 15,481 Views 44 Comments

The European Commission and ECB say “recent price and rent increases have drawn attention to persistent housing supply bottlenecks”.

# european-commission - Thursday 1 December, 2016

'Thousands of employees, very highly trained': Kenny pays tribute to Apple
# Appletax
# Appletax

'Thousands of employees, very highly trained': Kenny pays tribute to Apple

Dec 1st 2016, 7:55 AM 8,366 Views 53 Comments

The Taoiseach is on a three-day trip to the US, where he will meet business leaders including those from Apple and Facebook.

# european-commission - Friday 11 November, 2016

Ryanair ordered to pay back €2 million illegal state aid to Austrian airport
# Payback
# Payback

Ryanair ordered to pay back €2 million illegal state aid to Austrian airport

Nov 11th 2016, 5:15 PM 11,454 Views 8 Comments

The EU Commission found that some funding provided to the airline breached its rules.

# european-commission - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Calls to give free Interrail passes to all European 18-year-olds as birthday presents
# Good Idea
# Good Idea

Calls to give free Interrail passes to all European 18-year-olds as birthday presents

Sep 29th 2016, 8:13 PM 17,077 Views 44 Comments

The proposal is being put forward by Manfred Weber of the European People’s Party (EEP), the party in Europe aligned with Fine Gael.

# european-commission - Monday 19 September, 2016

Margrethe Vestager, scourge of Apple, is going after more multinationals
# Apple Tax
# Apple Tax

Margrethe Vestager, scourge of Apple, is going after more multinationals

Sep 19th 2016, 10:20 AM 16,812 Views 56 Comments

Late last week, 185 American CEOs asked German chancellor Angela Merkel to intervene in Vestager’s €13 billion Apple tax ruling.

# european-commission - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Call for more monitoring of super trawlers after dolphin deaths
# Irish Coast
# Irish Coast

Call for more monitoring of super trawlers after dolphin deaths

Sep 17th 2016, 3:08 PM 14,318 Views 37 Comments

Irish MEP Seán Kelly said people who break rules should be “dealt with”.

# european-commission - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

MEPs laugh at Jean-Claude Juncker when he says Europe is fighting tax evasion
# Bite Of The Apple
# Bite Of The Apple

MEPs laugh at Jean-Claude Juncker when he says Europe is fighting tax evasion

Sep 14th 2016, 10:08 AM 20,906 Views 87 Comments

Earlier, Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes said: “Changing the rules, however appalling [they are], is not smart.”

# european-commission - Saturday 10 September, 2016

The race for the €13 billion: Spain, Austria and Italy chase a slice of the Apple pie
# Illegal State Aid
# Illegal State Aid

The race for the €13 billion: Spain, Austria and Italy chase a slice of the Apple pie

Sep 10th 2016, 4:06 PM 26,974 Views 85 Comments

Heavily-indebted Spain, which is under threat of an EU fine for breaking spending rules, said it was urgently seeking how much Apple may have denied Spanish taxpayers.

# european-commission - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

The Taoiseach went on the US news to defend the Apple tax appeal
# Enda Kenny
# Enda Kenny

The Taoiseach went on the US news to defend the Apple tax appeal

Sep 7th 2016, 7:16 PM 16,965 Views 96 Comments

Sweetheart deals are “not the way we do business here,” he said.

# european-commission - Sunday 4 September, 2016

We Need To Talk About Apple: Two top Irish economists go head-to-head over the €13 billion
# Appletax
# Appletax

We Need To Talk About Apple: Two top Irish economists go head-to-head over the €13 billion

Sep 4th 2016, 7:00 AM 24,763 Views 75 Comments

UCD Professor Moore McDowell says we have nothing to lose in appealing, while TCD Professor Brian Lucey says Ireland should let Apple fight its own battles.

# european-commission - Friday 2 September, 2016

Noonan claims Apple ruling an "attack" on Ireland's corporate tax regime
# Apple Tax
# Apple Tax

Noonan claims Apple ruling an "attack" on Ireland's corporate tax regime

Sep 2nd 2016, 7:02 PM 40,059 Views 240 Comments

The Dáil will be recalled next to vote on the Government’s decision to appeal the Apple ruling.

# european-commission - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Government expresses fears for jobs after EU decision 'upends' our tax system
# Appletax
# Appletax

Government expresses fears for jobs after EU decision 'upends' our tax system

Aug 31st 2016, 9:48 AM 12,701 Views 106 Comments

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan requires Cabinet consent to allow Ireland to appeal the European Commission’s recent ruling.

# european-commission - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

Other EU countries could claim a portion of Ireland's €13 billion in back taxes from Apple
# Apple Tax
# Apple Tax

Other EU countries could claim a portion of Ireland's €13 billion in back taxes from Apple

Aug 30th 2016, 12:32 PM 13,904 Views 71 Comments

Vestager said other EU countries can try to prove some of Apple’s profits funnelled through Ireland were based on sales in their territories.

# european-commission - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Europe accused of 'undermining the global tax system' as Apple faces billions in Irish back-taxes
# Policy
# Policy

Europe accused of 'undermining the global tax system' as Apple faces billions in Irish back-taxes

Aug 25th 2016, 3:07 PM 26,635 Views 73 Comments

The transatlantic dogfight over multinationals’ profit-shifting continues to heat up.

# european-commission - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

From Celtic to Salzburg, here's who Dundalk could face next in the Champions League
# European Commission
From The42
# European Commission

From Celtic to Salzburg, here's who Dundalk could face next in the Champions League

Aug 3rd 2016, 12:28 PM 31,778 Views 52 Comments

They’re not finished yet.

# european-commission - Sunday 31 July, 2016

FactCheck: Is Frances Fitzgerald right about Ireland's financial gain from the EU?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Frances Fitzgerald right about Ireland's financial gain from the EU?

Jul 31st 2016, 10:00 PM 36,822 Views 140 Comments

Big numbers, big claims – FactCheck is here to find out what’s what.

# european-commission - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Looking for a job? Graduates are being urged to think about training at the EU
# We Want EU
# We Want EU

Looking for a job? Graduates are being urged to think about training at the EU

Jul 27th 2016, 6:05 AM 15,928 Views 27 Comments

There are around 1,200 jobs in total.

# european-commission - Thursday 14 July, 2016

A major business lobby group wants a €1 BILLION social housing spend
# Brexit
# Brexit

A major business lobby group wants a €1 BILLION social housing spend

Jul 14th 2016, 6:03 AM 17,826 Views 58 Comments

Businesses are increasingly viewing the homeless crisis in Ireland as an obstacle to economic growth.

# european-commission - Monday 27 June, 2016

Ryanair cancels 166 flights (including 12 in Dublin) over French strike action

Ryanair cancels 166 flights (including 12 in Dublin) over French strike action

Jun 27th 2016, 5:11 PM 29,817 Views 5 Comments

Some 30,000 customers will have their flights cancelled tomorrow.

# european-commission - Thursday 2 June, 2016

European Commission confirms its view that we are no longer exempt from water charges
# Established Practices
# Established Practices

European Commission confirms its view that we are no longer exempt from water charges

Jun 2nd 2016, 6:02 PM 35,318 Views 289 Comments

The “Irish exemption” ended when we introduced water charges, the European Commission has told TheJournal.ie.

# european-commission - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Is Ireland set to go to war with the European Commission over water charges?
# Water Fight
# Water Fight

Is Ireland set to go to war with the European Commission over water charges?

May 31st 2016, 8:17 PM 41,480 Views 217 Comments

The Commission today issued a statement apparently saying that Ireland is no longer exempt from water charges.

# european-commission - Sunday 29 May, 2016

Poll: Is Ireland right to introduce health warnings on alcohol products?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is Ireland right to introduce health warnings on alcohol products?

May 29th 2016, 9:44 AM 21,018 Views 118 Comments

11 EU countries have cried foul at the previous government’s plans to introduce five separate health warnings on alcohol bottles.

# european-commission - Friday 6 May, 2016

Foley names Munster side that'll aim to secure Champions Cup qualification
# European Commission
From The42
# European Commission

Foley names Munster side that'll aim to secure Champions Cup qualification

May 6th 2016, 12:16 PM 8,529 Views 12 Comments

Dave Kilcoyne will make his 100th appearance as Munster bring their season to an end against the Scarlets.

# european-commission - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Google's latest EU headache could end up affecting how your phone operates
# System Error
# System Error

Google's latest EU headache could end up affecting how your phone operates

Apr 20th 2016, 12:51 PM 13,134 Views 25 Comments

The European Commission has accused Android of abusing its own dominant position to promote its own services.

# european-commission - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

The EU is planning a serious clampdown on multinational tax planning
# New Proposals
# New Proposals

The EU is planning a serious clampdown on multinational tax planning

Apr 12th 2016, 9:32 AM 9,004 Views 23 Comments

It is estimated that “aggressive corporate tax planning” leads to an annual loss of tax revenue to the EU of around €50 to €70 billion.

# european-commission - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

Why did Europe delay a report that criticised Ireland until after the election?
# Capital Spending
# Capital Spending

Why did Europe delay a report that criticised Ireland until after the election?

Mar 1st 2016, 3:15 PM 36,194 Views 106 Comments

It says it did not want to be seen to be interfering.

# european-commission - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Europe says it's OK for the boss to snoop on your private messages at work
# Delete Delete Delete
# Delete Delete Delete

Europe says it's OK for the boss to snoop on your private messages at work

Jan 13th 2016, 1:37 PM 16,224 Views 45 Comments

The ruling comes after a Romanian engineer was fired over private Yahoo Messenger chats.

# european-commission - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

EU to Ireland: We're not stopping you from dredging
# Flooding
# Flooding

EU to Ireland: We're not stopping you from dredging

Jan 5th 2016, 1:58 PM 25,198 Views 62 Comments

The European Commission has said any suggestion EU environmental rules are to blame for the recent severe flooding is “completely without foundation”.

# european-commission - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Joan Burton has spoken about having Eamon Gilmore 'shot at dawn'
# Et Tu Joanie?
# Et Tu Joanie?

Joan Burton has spoken about having Eamon Gilmore 'shot at dawn'

Nov 3rd 2015, 10:30 AM 15,049 Views 61 Comments

Gilmore has suggested he was thrown to the wolves by his former deputy upon stepping down as Labour leader in July 2014.

# european-commission - Monday 14 September, 2015

Why can Germany close its borders and what does it mean for the EU?
# Schengen Agreement
# Schengen Agreement

Why can Germany close its borders and what does it mean for the EU?

Sep 14th 2015, 3:32 PM 19,347 Views 108 Comments

Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland have opted to introduce temporary border controls.