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EU

EU

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 - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Robert Mugabe isn’t impressed with Europe’s “homosexual nonsense” Not A Fan

Robert Mugabe isn’t impressed with Europe’s “homosexual nonsense”

The 90-year-old leader of Zimbabwe was strongly critical of Europe during a speech today.

# eu - Thursday 17 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Agreed … Ukraine, Russia, the US and EU have reached a surprise deal in Geneva Breakthrough

Agreed … Ukraine, Russia, the US and EU have reached a surprise deal in Geneva

The four parties have agreed on a way forward following half a day of talks, including a call to disband armed groups that have taken over buildings.

# eu - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie It could be the beginning of the end for brick-shaped lorry cabs… On The Road

# eu - Monday 14 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie EU to ‘take stock’ of its relationship with Russia in Ukraine crisis talks Ukraine

EU to ‘take stock’ of its relationship with Russia in Ukraine crisis talks

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will travel to Luxembourg to attend the meeting.

# eu - Sunday 13 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “There is no plan B”: EU targets major carbon emitters to reduce emissions IPCC

“There is no plan B”: EU targets major carbon emitters to reduce emissions

It comes as the IPCC publishes its latest report on climate change.

From TheJournal.ie At least two dead in firefight between Pro-Russian gunmen and Ukrainian special forces Escalation

At least two dead in firefight between Pro-Russian gunmen and Ukrainian special forces

Heavily armed separatist militants launched a series of attacks on police headquarters yesterday and Ukrainian forces fought back today.

# eu - Thursday 10 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ireland handed over 157 people on European arrest warrants in 2013 YOU'RE UNDER ARREST

Ireland handed over 157 people on European arrest warrants in 2013

Ireland issued 69 warrants during 2013 and 40 Irish issued warrants resulted in surrenders.

# eu - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

The EU wants you to be less stressed at work

More than half of workers find their workplace stressful, a survey revealed.

# eu - Sunday 6 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Current MEPs? Hardworking, but failures’ – Matt Carthy runs for Europe Election 2014

‘Current MEPs? Hardworking, but failures’ – Matt Carthy runs for Europe

The 36-year-old Sinn Féin candidate has been in politics since 1999.

# eu - Thursday 3 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ireland officially ratifies arms treaty aimed at regulating the international weapons trade Illegal Weapons

Ireland officially ratifies arms treaty aimed at regulating the international weapons trade

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty was signed this time last year.

# eu - Monday 31 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine crisis: Putin orders ‘partial’ troop pullout Cooling Tensions

Ukraine crisis: Putin orders ‘partial’ troop pullout

The development follows a hastily arranged summit in Paris between John Kerry and the Russian Foreign Minister.

From TheJournal.ie Column: A divided EU will embolden Putin Crimea

Column: A divided EU will embolden Putin

The lack of consensus amongst EU member states over the annexation of Crimea will prove costly for the EU, writes David Moloney.

# eu - Thursday 27 March, 2014

EU Court of Justice rules that ISPs can be forced to block copyright-infringing sites

The ruling allows ISPs to decide the best way to combat copyright violations in their respective country.

# eu - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

No surprises as Irish broadband prices one of the highest in EU

The price difference in advertised broadband between some EU countries can be as much as 400 per cent.

# eu - Saturday 22 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Labour deserve to be slammed’: Socialist Party MEP on being a voice for the working class Election 2014

‘Labour deserve to be slammed’: Socialist Party MEP on being a voice for the working class

Paul Murphy said Irish politicians are ‘obsessed’ with being the poster child for austerity in Europe.

# eu - Friday 21 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Fitch downgrades Russia rating as EU adds sanctions to 12 more people Crimea

Fitch downgrades Russia rating as EU adds sanctions to 12 more people

The agency says investors will be reluctant to lend to Russia during the current crisis.

# eu - Thursday 20 March, 2014

“End to the era of massive bailouts” as EU reaches deal to complete banking union

MEPs now say that a problem bank can be closed down in the space of a weekend to avoid markets turmoil on a Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Report shows quality of life in Ireland above EU average If You're Happy And You Know It

Report shows quality of life in Ireland above EU average

The EU report was published to coincide with International Happiness Day.

# eu - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie College fees to get cut for children of Irish emigrants College Fund

College fees to get cut for children of Irish emigrants

The new rates will be in place by this September.

EU lawmakers vote in favour of scrapping roaming charges by 2015

The European Commission says it expects a final agreement of the legislation by December 2014.

# eu - Sunday 16 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 93 per cent of Crimeans want to re-join Russia: exit polls Ukraine Crisis

93 per cent of Crimeans want to re-join Russia: exit polls

Crimeans have been going to the polls to decide on whether to leave Ukraine and join Russia. Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has condemned the ballot as ‘illegal’.

# eu - Thursday 13 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Tatars urge NATO to intervene in Ukraine “before there is a massacre” Tensions

Tatars urge NATO to intervene in Ukraine “before there is a massacre”

The European Court of Human Rights has called on Russia to avoid military action, while a protester was stabbed in the west of Ukraine.

Atlantic mackerel deal thrashed out but Iceland holds firm and doesn’t sign

The EU, Norway and the Faroe Islands have reached agreement although Simon Coveney expresses reservations.

# eu - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Seanad reform, wind energy and Irish prisoners in the UK Oireachtas Agenda

Seanad reform, wind energy and Irish prisoners in the UK

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

From TheJournal.ie Column: New thinking about tackling extreme deprivation in Europe Poverty

Column: New thinking about tackling extreme deprivation in Europe

A new €3.8 billion EU initiative, FEAD, will help overcome extreme deprivation in Ireland and all across Europe, writes Emer Costello MEP.

# eu - Monday 10 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Cork County Council calls for an immediate end to water fluoridation Unanimous Vote

Cork County Council calls for an immediate end to water fluoridation

The largest county council in the country passed a motion calling on the Government to legislate for change.

# eu - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Damien Kiberd: Why are the Irish not more critical of the EU?

And more to the point – are we “f**ked and brainwashed” by the ‘European Project’?

# eu - Friday 7 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Merkel on bank debt deal: ‘I have a positive outlook on the possible outcome’ Bank Debt

Merkel on bank debt deal: ‘I have a positive outlook on the possible outcome’

Having spent the morning at the EPP Congress, Merkel met with the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste at Government Buildings this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Irish financial consumers are bewildered, frightened and angry Credit Protection

Column: Irish financial consumers are bewildered, frightened and angry

The protection available to consumers when they take out credit is still inadequate – despite all the promises that were made after the crash, writes Noeline Blackwell.

# eu - Thursday 6 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Crimean assembly to be dissolved after request to join Russia Referendum

Crimean assembly to be dissolved after request to join Russia

The decision on whether or not to join the Russia Federation will be put to the people of Crimea on 16 March.

From TheJournal.ie Crimea is to hold referendum on whether or not to join Russia East Or West?

Crimea is to hold referendum on whether or not to join Russia

Crimeans will be asked to choose between Russia or Ukraine.

# eu - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie EU offers Ukraine €11 billion in aid, Russia says it has “no control” over militias Crimea

EU offers Ukraine €11 billion in aid, Russia says it has “no control” over militias

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia will “not allow bloodshed” in Ukraine.

From TheJournal.ie “F**cked and brainwashed by the EU.” – Former Russian adviser’s view on Ireland Harsh Words

“F**cked and brainwashed by the EU.” – Former Russian adviser’s view on Ireland

Don’t worry, Alexander Nekrassov still thinks we’re “great people”.

# eu - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Putin calls end to ‘military exercises’ as Kerry heads to Kiev Ukraine Crisis

Putin calls end to ‘military exercises’ as Kerry heads to Kiev

The Russian President has called an end to the drill near Ukraine’s border involving army, navy and airforce troops.

# eu - Monday 3 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘From Ballyhea to Brussels’: Anti-bailout campaigner launches MEP bid In It To Win It

‘From Ballyhea to Brussels’: Anti-bailout campaigner launches MEP bid

Diarmuid O’Flynn is calling for a debt write down for Ireland and the abolition of the euro.

From TheJournal.ie Russian troops and planes flow into Crimea as EU says sanctions are on the table Ukraine Crisis

Russian troops and planes flow into Crimea as EU says sanctions are on the table

Over the last 24 hours, 10 Russian combat helicopters and eight military cargo planes have landed on the Black Sea peninsula.

From TheJournal.ie ‘A clear violation of sovereignty’: G7 leaders condemn Russian troop build-up Ukraine Crisis

‘A clear violation of sovereignty’: G7 leaders condemn Russian troop build-up

Russia’s partners in the G8 have condemned Moscow’s military escalation and cancelled their participation in preparations for the group’s summit in Sochi this June.

# eu - Sunday 2 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What both sides are saying in Scotland’s great debate Indyref

# eu - Saturday 1 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie EU Commissioner to investigate ‘cows in limbo’ Limbo Land

EU Commissioner to investigate ‘cows in limbo’

It’s claimed farmers whose cows are born in the Republic and slaughtered in Northern Ireland are being offered lower prices.

# eu - Thursday 27 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘European friends came to the help of Ireland’: TDs brief Scots on EU membership Gallant Allies

‘European friends came to the help of Ireland’: TDs brief Scots on EU membership

Labour TD Eric Byrne told Scottish counterparts that “it wasn’t Europe who sabotaged” the Irish economy.

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