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# eu - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie ‘European Union’: Erasmus programme has produced one million babies, says EU International Relations

# eu - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s EU ombudsman decribes the “art” of dealing with EU bureaucracy Emily O'Reilly

Ireland’s EU ombudsman decribes the “art” of dealing with EU bureaucracy

This comes on the first anniversary of Emily O’Reilly’s time in the position.

# eu - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘The Scottish voting yes are doing so from an international, rather than just a nationalist mindset’ Independence

Column: ‘The Scottish voting yes are doing so from an international, rather than just a nationalist mindset’

If Scotland has to consider anew its membership of the European Union, then the Irish Government should be there standing up for its application, writes Eamon Ryan.

# eu - Saturday 13 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Mission Accomplished: Michael Noonan confirms the deal that will save Ireland €1.5 billion The Dealmaker

Mission Accomplished: Michael Noonan confirms the deal that will save Ireland €1.5 billion

The Minister for Finance is having a pretty good Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: ‘We don’t need national political castoffs to run an arbitrarily sized bureaucracy’ Opinion

Aaron McKenna: ‘We don’t need national political castoffs to run an arbitrarily sized bureaucracy’

European Commissioners aren’t picked on any basis of merit or usefulness. It’s no different than most governments, but at least we elect the cabinet together at home.

# eu - Friday 12 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Michael Noonan has struck a deal that will save Ireland €1.5 billion This Charming Man

Michael Noonan has struck a deal that will save Ireland €1.5 billion

The Finance Minister has been in Milan urging EU colleagues to support his push for early repayment of IMF loans.

From TheJournal.ie The EU is targeting Russia’s oil and AK47s in its latest round of sanctions Slap On The Wrist

The EU is targeting Russia’s oil and AK47s in its latest round of sanctions

Meanwhile in Ukraine, the UN has launched a food aid operation in the war-torn east of the country.

# eu - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how much Phil Hogan will be earning as EU Commissioner… Big Bill
From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Phil Hogan’s set to be named as Agriculture Commissioner … but what happens next? Big Phil's Gig

Explainer: Phil Hogan’s set to be named as Agriculture Commissioner … but what happens next?

Some Irish TDs have been threatening to make life difficult for Big Phil during the nomination process. But can they cause that much trouble for the divisive former minister?

# eu - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

EU tells Google to make more of an effort if it wants to settle search row

A deal between the company and the European Commission was agreed back in February, but new complaints will now need to be addressed.

# eu - Monday 8 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Russia is in the driving seat of the Ukrainian crisis and she’s taking the West for a dangerous spin Crisis

Opinion: Russia is in the driving seat of the Ukrainian crisis and she’s taking the West for a dangerous spin

Western powers have been reactive rather than proactive in their approach to the situation all summer, writes Jack Lahart.

# eu - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

From The Score Boycott of Russia’s 2018 World Cup discussed by EU: sources Political Football

Boycott of Russia’s 2018 World Cup discussed by EU: sources

If the crisis in Ukraine escalates, the tournament may be hit.

From TheJournal.ie READ: Nessa Childers’ attack on Phil Hogan over traveller accommodation Don't Hire This Man

READ: Nessa Childers’ attack on Phil Hogan over traveller accommodation

She said Hogan’s appointment in Europe would be “a step backwards for equality.”

# eu - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

EU continues to quiz rivals over Facebook’s WhatsApp deal

A second wave of questionnaires have been sent out to Facebook and WhatsApp’s rivals as the EU tries to identify the difference between a social network and a messaging app.

# eu - Monday 1 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Putin’s actions in Ukraine threaten to alter the entire security architecture of Europe Crimea

Opinion: Putin’s actions in Ukraine threaten to alter the entire security architecture of Europe

The reluctance of the United States to intervene means the EU must radically rethink how it confronts Russian military power.

# eu - Saturday 30 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: We want a ‘jobs and growth’ role for Hogan… but it’s Juncker’s choice Big Phil's Gig

Taoiseach: We want a ‘jobs and growth’ role for Hogan… but it’s Juncker’s choice

Leaders have arrived in Brussels for a summit to fill two of the EU’s top jobs. Enda Kenny’s also been talking about Phil Hogan’s prospects…

From TheJournal.ie Point of no return?… EU leaders send strong warnings to Russia over Ukraine Escalation

Point of no return?… EU leaders send strong warnings to Russia over Ukraine

Leaders meeting in Brussels are likely to boost sanctions against Moscow. “Europe has to act,” France’s Francois Hollande said today.

From TheJournal.ie Enda off to Brussels for election of new European Council President Talks

Enda off to Brussels for election of new European Council President

The EU leaders will also discuss the Ukraine crisis at the special meeting.

# 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.

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