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# European politics

Last week
14th July 2024 - 20th July 2024
Gaza, defence, housing and economy: Ursula von der Leyen outlines her leadership plan to MEPs
Three Irish MEPs set to take up seats on European Parliament agriculture committee
MEPs debate Ukraine support and warn actions of some are weakening EU's united front
Roberta Metsola, President of European Parliament, says housing needs to be at top of the agenda
Von der Leyen, Ukraine and picking your patch: What's in store for Ireland's MEPs on Week One?
A number of important ceremonial and procedural votes are taking place in France this week which will determine the direction of this new Parliament.
This month
July 2024
Fine Gael MEPs want Hungary to be blocked from voting in the EU
MEP Sean Kelly looks for equality for the Irish language in European Parliament
Two new Irish MEPs to join Renew group ahead of von der Leyen vote this month
'Disappointed to see the direction our country is taking': French players get political at the Euros
Last month
June 2024
Voting gets underway in France's snap election with result projections expected later this evening
'People move on': Aodhán Ó Ríordáin on Labour gaining first seat in EU after 10 years
Ó Ríordáin told The Journal he plans to protect employment rights, push back against the far right and continue carrying the green torch in the European Parliament.
Energy, Housing, International Relations: What do our new MEPs hope to achieve in Europe?
Govt to name next EU commissioner tomorrow says Martin ahead of 'important week' in the EU
'Make Europe Great Again': Hungary announces new EU slogan as it prepares to take over Council
Taoiseach 'will engage' with Coalition partners on choice of successor to Ursula von der Leyen
Want to keep up with the European Election counts? Check out our results centre
Sinn Féin to rejoin with The Left group in EU after ambiguity around decision
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.
Italian PM sets 'clear objective' for EU election to 'build a right-wing government in Europe'
May
May 2024
Not Tonight: Vincent Browne ended an EU debate early because he wasn't happy with the answers
“What has this got to do with European politics?”
The results of this Europe election are crucial for climate action
SF MEP candidate and incumbent MP Michelle Gildernew will not contest British general election
Ireland among member states seeking EU membership talks with Ukraine to begin next month
The hashtag that started a diplomatic row within the EU over Iran air crash
Teachers, politicians and journalists - what experts say is needed to teach public about the EU
Meet the 'replacements' who could take over seats in Europe if elected MEPs bow out
Sisters, sons, press officers and councillors. This election, it’s all very inside baseball.
Farming, wine and stocks in Ryanair, Barry's Tea and Glanbia - all the side gigs of Irish MEPs
EU agrees to use profits from frozen Russian assets to arm Ukraine
Want to know more about your European election candidates? Check out our new database
This year
2024
Who's running in the European elections and what are the key dates to look out for?
A record number of candidates have declared their status in recent weeks.
What are European political groupings and why are they important?
How much do you know about the EPP? S&D? Get up to speed before you cast your vote.
FG pulls EPP 'to the centre' says Séan Kelly as Irish MEPs say parties will remain in EU groups
Fine Gael, Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil MEPs said they would not be considering a switch.
MEPs urged to accept Migration Pact tomorrow but some negotiators acknowledge remaining flaws
European leaders open EU membership talks with Bosnia and Herzegovina
The EU is confusing - here's how all its bits work together
EPP willing to work with radical parties but only if they 'respect European values' - Taoiseach
Ireland must introduce laws to protect journalists from strategic lawsuits, says new EU directive
Ursula von der Leyen seeks second term as President of European Commission
What parties will 18-34-year-olds vote for in the EU elections? And why?
Sinn Féin TD Kathleen Funchion eyes up Ireland South nomination in European Elections