A political and economic union consisting of 27 member countries. It is a trading bloc with common trading laws and product regulation for all of its members. The union was originaly the European Coal and Steel Community and was set up after the Second World War to help improve relations between countries. In 1957 it became the European Economic Community and in 1993 the EU was formally established.
# eu - Today’s News
And it would probably be something a little bit more sophisticated than the piggy bank pictured.
# eu - Tuesday 22 July, 2014
Charlie Flanagan calls for immediate ceasefire to conflict in Gaza, and urges all sides involved in the Ukraine conflict to cooperate on MH17 inquiry.
# eu - Monday 14 July, 2014
Kevin Thornton has warned that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership could lead to the introduction of genetically-modified foods here. The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said that GM foods are safe to eat.
# eu - Friday 11 July, 2014
A record 270,000 European students travelled abroad under the programme last year.
# eu - Thursday 10 July, 2014
Your suggestions are a high-demand commodity.
The ruling means that the layout of Apple’s stores are now registered as a trademark in both the US and EU.
# eu - Friday 27 June, 2014
Moldova and Georgia also signed identical deals with the union this morning.
The British Prime Minister is expected to force a vote on the issue as EU leaders meet today.
# eu - Thursday 26 June, 2014
Leaders will meet at Ypres in Belgium, which was destroyed in World War I.
# eu - Wednesday 25 June, 2014
New app provides by-country road safety details for motorists in the EU.
More than 8 million citizens carried a card in 2013 compared to the previous year.
# eu - Tuesday 24 June, 2014
Data roaming prices being cut by more than half across the EU from 1 July 2014, but Neelie Kroes says that it is ‘not enough’.
Meanwhile, Putin calls on Russian parliament to cancel resolution sanctioning Russian military force in Ukraine.
# eu - Monday 23 June, 2014
Emerging markets, like China, are pushing up demand for European food products, according to the European Commission.
# eu - Sunday 22 June, 2014
The Taoiseach said he expects Jean-Claude Juncker to become the next president of the European Commission, but David Cameron is trying to block this from happening.
# eu - Tuesday 17 June, 2014
The Fiscal Advisory Council is urging the government to stick to this year’s target, but promising an easing off of austerity next year.
# eu - Monday 16 June, 2014
The partnership will see both sides cooperate in 5G research as well as developing a target timeline for the technology by the end of 2015.
# eu - Saturday 14 June, 2014
An Taisce has branded such policies as “unsustainable”.
# eu - Friday 13 June, 2014
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.
# eu - Thursday 12 June, 2014
Seven victims of human trafficking were identified in Ireland over the past 48 hours.
The postdoctoral fellowship programme, valued at €4.6m, aims to expand the capacity of the Irish energy sector, which is said to be short of qualified personnel.
The European Court of Justice originally fined Intel in 2009 after it said the company had offered clients price rebates to use its computer chips instead of its rival AMD.
# eu - Saturday 7 June, 2014
The Juan Sebastián de Elcano, the third-largest tall ship in the world, is staying over for five days.
Such a probe would be ‘worrying’ according to Fianna Fáil.
# eu - Thursday 5 June, 2014
There is a tragedy unfolding in the Mediterranean – and it’s not just the responsibility of southern European states.
# eu - Tuesday 3 June, 2014
Disappointing inflation figures mean we’re likely to see some action this month, but will it make a difference?
# eu - Thursday 29 May, 2014
It’s one of a number of details conatined in EU-wide research on digital habits.
# eu - Wednesday 28 May, 2014
The review, if it goes ahead, could help Facebook avoid potential antitrust reviews from multiple EU member states.
# eu - Tuesday 27 May, 2014
The EU has applied visa bans and asset freezes to a series of high-profile Russian and Ukrainian figures.
For small member states like Ireland, the change in Parliament will bring many challenges…
The European leaders will discuss the impact of the election results as well as the Ukraine crisis.
# eu - Tuesday 20 May, 2014
Don’t know your EPP from your elbow? We’ve got you covered.
The amount of people working in Europe has decreased, and still hasn’t recovered from the financial crisis.
# eu - Friday 16 May, 2014
Lithuania has banned the sale of the drinks to minors citing health concerns.
# eu - Tuesday 13 May, 2014
Mental health, rather than economic growth, may be one of the key factors in helping people return to work.
An EU court has ruled that a person can request certain information to be removed from search engines if “the data appears to be inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant.”
# eu - Saturday 10 May, 2014
The more we pay for water, perhaps the more we’ll think about how we use it, writes Aaron McKenna.
# eu - Thursday 8 May, 2014
“The decision was made a number of months ago. Whether I agreed or disagreed with it, it’s over and done with…”
# eu - Tuesday 6 May, 2014
Robin allows elderly people to connect with friends, family and medical professionals and can also watch for falls and monitor blood pressure.
David O’Sullivan previously worked with the Department of Foreign Affairs.