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# european-commission - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Spending watchdog tells Government to stick to €2 billion austerity target

The Fiscal Advisory Council is urging the government to stick to this year’s target, but promising an easing off of austerity next year.

# european-commission - Friday 13 June, 2014

Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe

The former prime minister of Luxembourg is part of a developing crisis that threatens to be one of the greatest faced by the European Union.

# european-commission - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

TD warns that Apple tax probe could result in job losses

Michael McGrath has said that the government must use “every means at its disposal” to defend Ireland’s corporate tax rules.

# european-commission - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Kenny: Comments were made to me about the top EU job, but 'that matter is now irrelevant' Enda's Choice This post contains videos

Kenny: Comments were made to me about the top EU job, but 'that matter is now irrelevant'

The Taoiseach was speaking at a press conference with the Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte who is in Dublin on an official visit today.

Is the EU going to investigate Ireland's tax deal with multinationals?

An announcement is expected tomorrow, but the European Commission is keeping quiet.

# european-commission - Monday 2 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about Labour Party leadership, marathons and job worries in Waterford.

Criticisms of Irish healthcare overspend and unemployment levels in EU report

The European Commission has recommended that the government ensure that excessive debt is corrected in a sustainable manner by 2015 and beyond.

# european-commission - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Facebook tries to avoid future headaches by asking EU to review WhatsApp deal

The review, if it goes ahead, could help Facebook avoid potential antitrust reviews from multiple EU member states.

# european-commission - Monday 26 May, 2014

Angela Merkel: The rise of populist parties is remarkable and regrettable

But she is happy today with her own party wins.

# european-commission - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Everything you need to know about the European Parliament but were afraid to ask

Don’t know your EPP from your elbow? We’ve got you covered.

# european-commission - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Controversial Poolbeg plan gets green light from EU

But TD Kevin Humphreys still thinks the plans should be scrapped, saying today it is a waste of taxpayers’ money.

Does this man know how to fix the Eurozone?

A former advisor to Jose Manuel Barroso says the only way to save Europe is to change direction.

# european-commission - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

This charming robot helps older people stay in their own homes

Robin allows elderly people to connect with friends, family and medical professionals and can also watch for falls and monitor blood pressure.

# european-commission - Monday 5 May, 2014

Europe predicts growth and less unemployment for Ireland

The European Commission predicted 1.4 per cent growth for 2014 and employment growth of 2.4 per cent.

# european-commission - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

European Commission proposes rules for the operation of unmanned drones

The new regulations would allow remotely piloted devices to be treated the same way as piloted aircraft.

# european-commission - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Road deaths falling in Europe - but up 19 per cent in Ireland

The European Commission expressed concern today about trends in deaths of vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists.

# european-commission - Thursday 27 March, 2014

One in three Irish adults never exercise

That’s 34 per cent of the population.

# european-commission - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Greece could get more cash after Troika agree next step in bailout programme IMF

Greece could get more cash after Troika agree next step in bailout programme

Meanwhile, IMF chief Christine Lagarde denied any wrongdoing as she was questioned for the third time by French prosecutors in a corruption case.

# european-commission - Friday 7 March, 2014

UK tribunal rules Ryanair must sell Aer Lingus stake

The company said today is will be appealing the ruling.

# european-commission - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Barroso: 'The European Commission is one of Ireland's best friends'

In a speech to be delivered tomorrow night in Cork, the European Commission President praises the “sacrifices” Irish families have made.

# european-commission - Thursday 27 February, 2014

App companies face EU pressure to limit in-app purchases for kids

The European Commission is meeting with a number of large tech companies and policy makers to discuss the problem of paid content in apps designed for children.

Hauliers want exemption from "unfair" Northern Irish roads levy

MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has asked the EU Commissioner for Transport to intervene in the issue.

# european-commission - Monday 24 February, 2014

Some care staff are working seven 'sleepover' shifts a fortnight say unions

SIPTU and IMPACT have lodged a complaint with the European Commission.

# european-commission - Sunday 16 February, 2014

It could be "impossible" for an independent Scotland to join the EU

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso noted that the formation of a new member state needs approval from all other EU nations.

# european-commission - Monday 3 February, 2014

If you're for voting rights for Irish abroad the EU is on your side

The European Commission intervention comes as the ‘We’re Coming Back’ group make a submission to Irish Government arguing for voting rights.

# european-commission - Monday 27 January, 2014

Europe to help Guinea after 5-year freeze

€140 million has been released to support development in the west African nation.

# european-commission - Monday 13 January, 2014

Column: The Reform Alliance – should we expect radical change... or more of the same?

The new political alliance espouses reform; however, there appears to be little real questioning of the nature of that ‘reform’ or who stands to benefit from it, writes Rory Hearne.

# european-commission - Monday 30 December, 2013

No more austerity, not even for the sake of the euro

A new Red C poll of Irish adults finds that just 27 per cent of Irish people would support cuts to save the euro.

# european-commission - Friday 20 December, 2013

'Ireland wasn't a victim of the Euro, the Euro was a victim of Ireland's banks'- Barroso

The European Commission President didn’t mince his words last night.

# european-commission - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Taoiseach: I fully expect to lead Fine Gael into the next election

Enda Kenny is “flattered” by being linked to two top European jobs that become available next year, but has insisted he intends to lead his party into the next general election.

# european-commission - Monday 16 December, 2013

Coveney facing "exceptionally tough" negotiations on fishing quotas

Proposals put forward by the European Commission would severely cut quotas for some of the stocks of vital importance to Irish fishing communities.

# european-commission - Friday 13 December, 2013

Ministers have some good news, and they’ll be telling us about it all day

There’ll be a sustained eight-hour media assault by Cabinet members and State agency bosses today, as the Government marks the end of the bailout.

# european-commission - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Extra Banking Union meeting needed after ministers fail to reach agreement

Eurogroup ministers met earlier this week on the topic, but only agreed on general principles.

# european-commission - Saturday 30 November, 2013

E-cigarette manufacturers could face tough new restrictions

The measures could restrict the amount of nicotine allowed in electronic cigarettes, which have been marketed as a way for smokers to wean themselves off the habit.

# european-commission - Monday 25 November, 2013

European Commission to publish proposal on closing more corporate tax loopholes

The proposal is part of a wide range of measures planned by the EU to tackle tax evasion.

# european-commission - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

IMO welcomes decision to refer Ireland to EU Court of Justice

The directive has failed to be implemented properly in the health service, the European Commission says.

# european-commission - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

'A great day for Europe': MEPs approve EU's budget for the next seven years MFF

'A great day for Europe': MEPs approve EU's budget for the next seven years

The agreement brings to near conclusion a lengthy process of getting 28 member states to agree on its spending priorities for the coming years.

# european-commission - Thursday 14 November, 2013

5 reasons why the government decided to exit the bailout and go it alone

When the bailout ends, Ireland will not avail of a precautionary credit line, but why? Let us explain…

# european-commission - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

EU Budget for 2014 agreed after marathon overnight talks

A 400 million fund to help countries hit by flooding and drought had been one of the main stumbling blocks in the negotiations.

# european-commission - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Ireland's economy forecast to grow 1.7 per cent in 2014

Olli Rehn says the European economy has reach a “turning point”, but it is too early to declare victory.