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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.

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# eu - Friday 15 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Some EU countries will be arming Kurdish fighters in Iraq – but Ireland won’t be one of them TAKING ACTION

Some EU countries will be arming Kurdish fighters in Iraq – but Ireland won’t be one of them

The decision follows a rare summer meeting of EU foreign ministers, including Charlie Flanagan, in Brussels today.

# eu - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What to do? The EU is to hold an extraordinary meeting on Iraq Escalation

What to do? The EU is to hold an extraordinary meeting on Iraq

Charlie Flanagan says the EU needs a “strong and unified response to the terror in Northern Iraq”.

# eu - Monday 11 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Video: Would you eat meat from the offspring of clones? Send In The Clones

Video: Would you eat meat from the offspring of clones?

Good sense or Frankenfood? The issue is coming up for debate again in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Nobody knows which EU job Phil Hogan is getting… but we know which one he wants Big Philly Style

Nobody knows which EU job Phil Hogan is getting… but we know which one he wants

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says the decision is a matter for Jean Claude Juncker…

# eu - Friday 8 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine hits back with sanctions on Russian companies and citizens Ukraine

Ukraine hits back with sanctions on Russian companies and citizens

The move comes after Russia imposed sanctions on EU and western countries.

From TheJournal.ie This app aims to help you avoid the areas with most air pollution Breathe Deep

This app aims to help you avoid the areas with most air pollution

This app reads the level of air pollution in your environment.

# eu - Thursday 7 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how Russia’s ban on most EU food imports affects Ireland… Agriculture

Here’s how Russia’s ban on most EU food imports affects Ireland…

The ban comes after Western countries imposed sanctions against Moscow over its policy on Ukraine.

# eu - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Non-EU citizens register much higher unemployment rate across the EU than locals Out Of Work

Non-EU citizens register much higher unemployment rate across the EU than locals

Eurostat figures also show that EU citizens living in other EU states had a higher employment level last year than people from that state.

# eu - Thursday 24 July, 2014

# eu - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Flight MH17 and Gaza to dominate EU Foreign Affairs meeting Conflict

Flight MH17 and Gaza to dominate EU Foreign Affairs meeting

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

From TheJournal.ie Top chef says Ireland must not allow GM foods to be sold here TTIP

Top chef says Ireland must not allow GM foods to be sold here

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish students lean towards France and Spain for Erasmus Student Travel

Irish students lean towards France and Spain for Erasmus

A record 270,000 European students travelled abroad under the programme last year.

# eu - Thursday 10 July, 2014

An Oireachtas committee wants your ideas on how to grow the economy of Europe

Your suggestions are a high-demand commodity.

Apple’s distinctive store design has now been trademarked by the EU

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

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine’s landmark EU trade pact has sparked a vow of retaliation from Russia East-west

Ukraine’s landmark EU trade pact has sparked a vow of retaliation from Russia

Moldova and Georgia also signed identical deals with the union this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Cameron not backing down from EU showdown over Junker vote Prime Fight

Cameron not backing down from EU showdown over Junker vote

The British Prime Minister is expected to force a vote on the issue as EU leaders meet today.

# eu - Thursday 26 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Lest we forget: Taoiseach and other leaders mark 100 years since World War I In Memoriam

Lest we forget: Taoiseach and other leaders mark 100 years since World War I

Leaders will meet at Ypres in Belgium, which was destroyed in World War I.

# eu - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What’s the speed limit in France? Or Spain? Travel Tips

What’s the speed limit in France? Or Spain?

New app provides by-country road safety details for motorists in the EU.

From TheJournal.ie More than 200 million people in Europe bring one of these cards on holidays SICK ABROAD

More than 200 million people in Europe bring one of these cards on holidays

More than 8 million citizens carried a card in 2013 compared to the previous year.

# eu - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

EU Commission pushes for elimination of roaming charges

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’.

From TheJournal.ie Nine soldiers killed as Ukraine helicopter shot down Ukraine

Nine soldiers killed as Ukraine helicopter shot down

Meanwhile, Putin calls on Russian parliament to cancel resolution sanctioning Russian military force in Ukraine.

# eu - Monday 23 June, 2014

EU beats US to become world’s top agri and food exporter

Emerging markets, like China, are pushing up demand for European food products, according to the European Commission.

# eu - Sunday 22 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘I’ve a job to do here’: Enda rules out top EU role… again I'm Out

‘I’ve a job to do here’: Enda rules out top EU role… again

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

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.

# eu - Monday 16 June, 2014

EC and South Korea team up to develop 5G technology

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland imports millions of litres of used cooking oil to meet EU biofuel targets Energy Policy

Ireland imports millions of litres of used cooking oil to meet EU biofuel targets

An Taisce has branded such policies as “unsustainable”.

# eu - Friday 13 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe Brian Hayes

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.

# eu - Thursday 12 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí believe sex traffickers use voodoo rituals on their victims Crime Gangs

Gardaí believe sex traffickers use voodoo rituals on their victims

Seven victims of human trafficking were identified in Ireland over the past 48 hours.

UCD launches postdoc programme to help develop Irish energy industry

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.

Intel forced to pay €1 billion fine after it loses EU court challenge EU

Intel forced to pay €1 billion fine after it loses EU court challenge

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

From TheJournal.ie Ahoy! One of the world’s largest tall ships arrives in Dublin De Elcano This post contains images

Ahoy! One of the world’s largest tall ships arrives in Dublin

The Juan Sebastián de Elcano, the third-largest tall ship in the world, is staying over for five days.

Apple’s 2% tax in Ireland claim could lead to a formal EU investigation

Such a probe would be ‘worrying’ according to Fianna Fáil.

# eu - Thursday 5 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: An EU coastguard for the Mediterranean could save lives and national budgets Migrants

Opinion: An EU coastguard for the Mediterranean could save lives and national budgets

There is a tragedy unfolding in the Mediterranean – and it’s not just the responsibility of southern European states.

# eu - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

ECB action could be ‘too little, too late’ as eurozone inflation slows to 0.5 per cent

Disappointing inflation figures mean we’re likely to see some action this month, but will it make a difference?

# eu - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Irish businesses are among the EU’s best for selling abroad online

It’s one of a number of details conatined in EU-wide research on digital habits.

# eu - 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.

# eu - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie EU calls on Russia to work with new Ukraine president Withdraw Troops

EU calls on Russia to work with new Ukraine president

The EU has applied visa bans and asset freezes to a series of high-profile Russian and Ukrainian figures.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: What does the rise of anti-EU MEPs mean for European politics? EU

Opinion: What does the rise of anti-EU MEPs mean for European politics?

For small member states like Ireland, the change in Parliament will bring many challenges…

From TheJournal.ie Kenny and Gilmore off to Brussels to discuss outcome of European elections Fallout

Kenny and Gilmore off to Brussels to discuss outcome of European elections

The European leaders will discuss the impact of the election results as well as the Ukraine crisis.

# eu - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Everything you need to know about the European Parliament but were afraid to ask Election 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.

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