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# european-union - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

EU says there will be no renegotiation of the Protocol, after UK suggests 'significant change'
# Groundhog Day
# Groundhog Day

EU says there will be no renegotiation of the Protocol, after UK suggests 'significant change'

Updated Jul 21st 2021, 3:30 PM 43,330 Views 52 Comments

The UK government has said that current arrangements “cannot go on”, despite progress made last month on some big issues.

# european-union - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

EU to launch action against Hungary over law discriminating against LGBTQ citizens
# Hungary
# Hungary

EU to launch action against Hungary over law discriminating against LGBTQ citizens

Jul 14th 2021, 2:20 PM 13,249 Views 116 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen has warned that the EU would use “all powers available” to force Hungary to repeal or modify the law.

# european-union - Saturday 3 July, 2021

Former EU chief Donald Tusk wins leadership of Poland’s strongest opposition party
# Poland
# Poland

Former EU chief Donald Tusk wins leadership of Poland’s strongest opposition party

Jul 3rd 2021, 1:10 PM 17,897 Views 21 Comments

Tusk branded the current Polish government as ‘evil’.

# european-union - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

UK and EU set to sign last minute truce to hold off ‘sausage war’ trade dispute
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK and EU set to sign last minute truce to hold off ‘sausage war’ trade dispute

Jun 30th 2021, 7:01 AM 10,600 Views 19 Comments

The UK and the European Union are set to announce an extension to a grace period.

# european-union - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Airline passenger rights 'not protected' in the EU during pandemic, report says
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Airline passenger rights 'not protected' in the EU during pandemic, report says

Jun 29th 2021, 6:58 PM 12,197 Views 4 Comments

A report from the European Court of Auditors said many passengers were forced to accept vouchers for cancelled flights.

# european-union - Friday 25 June, 2021

Taoiseach tells story of gay Drogheda teenager at EU summit, as pressure ramps up on Hungary over new law
# LGBT
# LGBT

Taoiseach tells story of gay Drogheda teenager at EU summit, as pressure ramps up on Hungary over new law

Updated Jun 25th 2021, 3:20 PM 44,234 Views 70 Comments

A majority of the leaders insisted that discrimination must not be tolerated in the 27-nation bloc.

# european-union - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

‘Weeping for this country’: Struggle continues in Hungary as Ireland joins Europe in stance against anti-LGBT+ bill
# Equality
# Equality

‘Weeping for this country’: Struggle continues in Hungary as Ireland joins Europe in stance against anti-LGBT+ bill

Jun 22nd 2021, 6:12 PM 38,857 Views 56 Comments

Ireland has joined 12 other EU member states to condemn a bill passed in Hungary last week.

# european-union - Sunday 20 June, 2021

Hailed by Brexiteers, loathed by farmers — Just how big a deal is the UK's new Australian free trade agreement?
# What's The Deal
# What's The Deal

Hailed by Brexiteers, loathed by farmers — Just how big a deal is the UK's new Australian free trade agreement?

Jun 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 32,702 Views 23 Comments

In principle, the deal commits to the “full liberalisation” of Australian goods entering Britain.

# european-union - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

EU recommends countries lift travel restrictions on US tourists
# Tourism
# Tourism

EU recommends countries lift travel restrictions on US tourists

Jun 16th 2021, 3:48 PM 13,637 Views 15 Comments

EU members agreed to add the US to the list of countries from which restrictions on non-essential travel should be removed.

# european-union - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Explainer: What does the EU Covid Cert mean for travel this summer?
# Holidays
# Holidays

Explainer: What does the EU Covid Cert mean for travel this summer?

Jun 13th 2021, 6:30 AM 32,090 Views 30 Comments

The cert will allow free travel for vaccinated people as well as those who have had a recent negative PCR test.

# european-union - Saturday 12 June, 2021

EU urged to be ‘pragmatic, not bloody-minded’ over Brexit dispute
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

EU urged to be ‘pragmatic, not bloody-minded’ over Brexit dispute

Updated Jun 12th 2021, 2:05 PM 24,293 Views 99 Comments

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab made the call as Boris Johnson met leaders from the bloc in Cornwall.

# european-union - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Greece, Germany and five other countries kick off EU Covid travel certificates early
# Eu Travel
# Eu Travel

Greece, Germany and five other countries kick off EU Covid travel certificates early

Jun 1st 2021, 8:01 PM 38,335 Views 21 Comments

Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Croatia and Poland have also started the system ahead of the July 1 rollout.

# european-union - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Tensions rise between Spain and Morocco over record number of migrants
# Migrants
# Migrants

Tensions rise between Spain and Morocco over record number of migrants

May 20th 2021, 12:55 PM 15,767 Views 12 Comments

The 8,000 migrants landed on the shores of the Spanish city of Ceuta on the North African Coast and many have since been returned to Morocco.

# european-union - Monday 3 May, 2021

EU Commission proposes reopening of external borders
# Travel
# Travel

EU Commission proposes reopening of external borders

May 3rd 2021, 2:02 PM 28,321 Views 8 Comments

EU officials believe the vaccination campaigns will soon be a “game changer” in the fight against Covid-19.

# european-union - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Almost half of Irish people don't have confidence in the EU's Covid-19 vaccines strategy
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Almost half of Irish people don't have confidence in the EU's Covid-19 vaccines strategy

Apr 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 12,858 Views 42 Comments

That’s according to a Red C poll commissioned by European Movement Ireland published today.

# european-union - Monday 5 April, 2021

EU pledges support for Ukraine amid Russian military buildup along borders
# Donbass
# Donbass

EU pledges support for Ukraine amid Russian military buildup along borders

Apr 5th 2021, 12:30 PM 20,816 Views 55 Comments

The Kremlin did not deny the recent troop movements, but insisted that Moscow was “not threatening anyone”.

# european-union - Monday 29 March, 2021

Hungary death toll remains high despite impressive vaccination campaign
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Hungary death toll remains high despite impressive vaccination campaign

Mar 29th 2021, 2:11 PM 22,633 Views 9 Comments

The Central European country has given at least a first dose of a vaccine to 21.6% of its population.

# european-union - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Remember the plan to stop twice-yearly clock changes across the EU? Well, it's stalled - here's why
# Stop The Clocks
# Stop The Clocks

Remember the plan to stop twice-yearly clock changes across the EU? Well, it's stalled - here's why

Mar 27th 2021, 10:30 AM 58,131 Views 75 Comments

The summer and winter changes were set to be scrapped from 2021, but there’s disagreement among EU countries.

# european-union - Friday 26 March, 2021

Ireland makes final repayment on £3.2 billion crash-era loan from the UK, says NTMA
# EU-IMF Bailout
# EU-IMF Bailout

Ireland makes final repayment on £3.2 billion crash-era loan from the UK, says NTMA

Mar 26th 2021, 2:04 PM 39,342 Views 53 Comments

Dating back to 2010, the loan formed part of the EU-IMF bailout

# european-union - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

EU tightens Covid vaccine export rules, union and UK pledge to seek 'win-win' in jab dispute
# Vaccine Row
# Vaccine Row

EU tightens Covid vaccine export rules, union and UK pledge to seek 'win-win' in jab dispute

Mar 24th 2021, 8:22 PM 16,294 Views 45 Comments

The European Commission said it would weigh how needy countries are, in terms of infection rates and how many vaccines they have.

# european-union - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

EU criticises AstraZeneca over production shortfalls amid action warning
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

EU criticises AstraZeneca over production shortfalls amid action warning

Mar 23rd 2021, 10:36 AM 25,495 Views 55 Comments

The European Union has been criticised at home and abroad for the slow rollout of its vaccine drive.

# european-union - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period
# Exports
# Exports

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period

Updated Mar 4th 2021, 12:45 PM 34,576 Views 79 Comments
  • The EU is now considering legal options.
  • Coveney says the move was "disrespectful" and has damaged UK-EU relationships.

# european-union - Monday 1 February, 2021

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the Covid-19 vaccines and their roll-out in Ireland?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the Covid-19 vaccines and their roll-out in Ireland?

Feb 1st 2021, 3:43 PM 15,161 Views 0 Comments

With three vaccines now approved for use in the EU – and each reporting supply issues – what do you want to know?

# european-union - Friday 29 January, 2021

'The refrigerators will be empty:' Has the EU vaccine strategy gone off the rails?
# Covid19
# Covid19

'The refrigerators will be empty:' Has the EU vaccine strategy gone off the rails?

Jan 29th 2021, 6:34 PM 65,634 Views 55 Comments

The EU is under increasing pressure as member states face unexpected supply issues just one month into their vaccine programmes.

Ireland to receive 300,000 fewer vaccine doses to April due to supply issues
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

Ireland to receive 300,000 fewer vaccine doses to April due to supply issues

Updated Jan 29th 2021, 4:30 PM 37,102 Views 39 Comments

This is due to the “significant drop” in the expected deliveries from AstraZeneca.

# european-union - Thursday 28 January, 2021

UK government says there'll be 'no interruption' to vaccine supply amid EU row
# Covid19
# Covid19

UK government says there'll be 'no interruption' to vaccine supply amid EU row

Jan 28th 2021, 9:47 AM 19,458 Views 56 Comments

Michael Gove said the government would not allow vaccines to go to the EU until the UK schedule is honoured.

# european-union - Monday 25 January, 2021

Amid shortfall, European Commission demands to know who AztraZeneca has delivered vaccine doses to
# Covid19
# Covid19

Amid shortfall, European Commission demands to know who AztraZeneca has delivered vaccine doses to

Updated Jan 25th 2021, 4:55 PM 77,151 Views 78 Comments

Last week the company said initial supplies to Europe will be lower than expected.

# european-union - Thursday 24 December, 2020

'We won't accept this': Post-Brexit trade agreement disappoints Irish fishing industry
# Brexit
# Brexit

'We won't accept this': Post-Brexit trade agreement disappoints Irish fishing industry

Dec 24th 2020, 5:57 PM 60,960 Views 53 Comments

Meanwhile, business groups are cautiously optimistic about the deal

# european-union - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

A post-Brexit trade deal looks imminent as speculation mounts about an announcement
# Brexciting
# Brexciting

A post-Brexit trade deal looks imminent as speculation mounts about an announcement

Updated Dec 23rd 2020, 11:07 PM 35,796 Views 28 Comments

It had been reported that the negotiating teams were pushing to get a deal over the line before Christmas.

# european-union - Thursday 10 December, 2020

UK and Singapore sign free trade deal
# United Kingdom
# United Kingdom

UK and Singapore sign free trade deal

Dec 10th 2020, 6:59 AM 17,351 Views 20 Comments

It comes amid tense negotiations in Brussels to salvage the chances of a post-Brexit trade deal.

# european-union - Monday 16 November, 2020

UK demands 'more realism' from European Union as Brexit talks tick towards deadline in Brussels
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK demands 'more realism' from European Union as Brexit talks tick towards deadline in Brussels

Updated Nov 16th 2020, 10:12 PM 39,014 Views 26 Comments

Chief British negotiator David Frost says he and his team are working hard for an agreement.

Covid-19: EU to sign contract with German pharmaceutical company for fifth potential vaccine
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: EU to sign contract with German pharmaceutical company for fifth potential vaccine

Nov 16th 2020, 6:31 PM 25,979 Views 60 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen confirmed the deal would be signed in a video message today.

# european-union - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Taoiseach says no Brexit deal would be 'ruinous' for UK as Downing Street says 'time is in short supply'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Taoiseach says no Brexit deal would be 'ruinous' for UK as Downing Street says 'time is in short supply'

Updated Nov 12th 2020, 4:48 PM 21,719 Views 24 Comments

The EU wants a deal by mid-November ahead of the end of the transition period.

# european-union - Thursday 15 October, 2020

How does Ireland compare? How other European countries are handling a surge in Covid-19 cases
# Second Wave
# Second Wave

How does Ireland compare? How other European countries are handling a surge in Covid-19 cases

Oct 15th 2020, 12:05 AM 54,301 Views 47 Comments

Case numbers in some European countries have soared in recent weeks.

# european-union - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Dutch prime minister orders bars and restaurants to close in new 'partial lockdown'
# Netherlands
# Netherlands

Dutch prime minister orders bars and restaurants to close in new 'partial lockdown'

Oct 14th 2020, 7:35 AM 25,233 Views 26 Comments

The sale of alcohol and cannabis will also be banned after 8pm.

# european-union - Friday 9 October, 2020

EU members green light 'colour coded' travel policy
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

EU members green light 'colour coded' travel policy

Oct 9th 2020, 7:50 PM 34,326 Views 23 Comments

Ireland agreed in principle last month to sign up to the EU system.

# european-union - Thursday 8 October, 2020

'A notable shock': Pandemic impact on Ireland's domestic economy worse than most other EU countries, says ESRI
# Recession Ireland
# Recession Ireland

'A notable shock': Pandemic impact on Ireland's domestic economy worse than most other EU countries, says ESRI

Oct 8th 2020, 6:00 AM 22,444 Views 27 Comments

Arts, entertainment and construction among the worst-affected domestic sectors.

# european-union - Friday 2 October, 2020

Mairéad McGuinness tells EU hearing she wants a 'fair and sustainable' tax system
# EU
# EU

Mairéad McGuinness tells EU hearing she wants a 'fair and sustainable' tax system

Updated Oct 2nd 2020, 10:35 AM 34,586 Views 47 Comments

McGuinness was also asked about being Irish, trust, and Michael D’Arcy as part of the three-hour hearing before MEPs.

# european-union - Sunday 27 September, 2020

Swiss voters appear to reject proposal to limit number of EU citizens living and working in country
# Switzerland
# Switzerland

Swiss voters appear to reject proposal to limit number of EU citizens living and working in country

Sep 27th 2020, 3:30 PM 23,994 Views 28 Comments

Projections based on partial counts indicated that most voters had rejected the measure.

# european-union - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Brazil rejects concerns that EU-Mercosur trade deal could increase Amazon deforestation
# Mercosur
# Mercosur

Brazil rejects concerns that EU-Mercosur trade deal could increase Amazon deforestation

Sep 23rd 2020, 7:30 AM 14,571 Views 22 Comments

Brazil argued that a French report raising these concerns “showed the true protectionist interests of those who commissioned it”.

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