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Dublin: 12 °C Monday 22 December, 2014

#EU

# eu - Friday 19 December, 2014

Ireland owes the EU €1 million for an outstanding fruit and veg bill

And you thought Marks and Spencer’s was pricey…

# eu - Thursday 18 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Environment Department denies Europe could force us to pay higher water charges Aint Gonna Happen

Environment Department denies Europe could force us to pay higher water charges

Independent MEP Marian Harkin said the Commission could tell the Government to increase the controversial charge.

# eu - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

One in six Irish people have NEVER used the internet

65% of Irish people said they use the internet every day.

# eu - Thursday 11 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Of all the member states, Ireland would be the most affected if the UK opted to leave the EU Breixt

Opinion: Of all the member states, Ireland would be the most affected if the UK opted to leave the EU

What is the likelihood of the UK leaving the European Union… and what would it mean for Ireland if it did?

# eu - Thursday 4 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie LGBT asylum-seekers cannot produce ‘sex tapes’ as evidence Privacy And Dignity

LGBT asylum-seekers cannot produce ‘sex tapes’ as evidence

An EU court also ruled authorities can’t ask questions that violate privacy or dignity.

# eu - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Farmers say rural Ireland will fall into turmoil if Phil Hogan doesn’t help them Got Milk

Farmers say rural Ireland will fall into turmoil if Phil Hogan doesn’t help them

Dairy farmers were told yesterday their incomes could fall by 50% in 2015.

# eu - Saturday 29 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: France flouts the eurozone rules Ireland was beaten down with EU

Opinion: France flouts the eurozone rules Ireland was beaten down with

The French prime minister has insisted that “France must be respected, it is a big country.”

# eu - Thursday 27 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie He’s only in the job 27 days but the EC boss has already survived a motion of no confidence Luxleaks

He’s only in the job 27 days but the EC boss has already survived a motion of no confidence

So much for getting it easy because you’re the new guy.

# eu - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Google could have another EU-related headache to deal with

The EU’s privacy regulators are pushing for its ‘Right to be Forgotten’ ruling to be applied globally by all search engines.

# eu - Thursday 20 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie UKIP set to win second UK parliament seat Voters

UKIP set to win second UK parliament seat

The polls close at 10pm tonight.

# eu - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how much money Europe is giving us over the next seven years… Ca-ching

# eu - Sunday 16 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Now you can pick up your prescription while you’re on holiday Cross Border Prescriptions

Now you can pick up your prescription while you’re on holiday

If you’re in the EU, that is.

# eu - Friday 7 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie After saying ‘no way, we won’t pay’, UK agrees to half of €2bn bill from Europe Bills Bills Bills

After saying ‘no way, we won’t pay’, UK agrees to half of €2bn bill from Europe

And they don’t have to pay until September 2015.

# eu - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Almost a quarter of people across Europe live on the brink of poverty Survey

Almost a quarter of people across Europe live on the brink of poverty

This comes in a new study released today by EU’s statistical information office, Eurostat.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The growth of Euroscepticism shows Europes’s problems are deeper than its pockets Anti-EU

Opinion: The growth of Euroscepticism shows Europes’s problems are deeper than its pockets

Euroscepticism is undoubtedly connected to the economic crisis – but it is not the whole story: the problem is that the EU is not a democracy.

# eu - Friday 31 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Russia and Ukraine have reached an uneasy deal about staying warm for winter Deal

Russia and Ukraine have reached an uneasy deal about staying warm for winter

The gas deal followed two days of intense negotiation.

# eu - Thursday 30 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan is officially no longer a TD Over And Out

Phil Hogan is officially no longer a TD

From Saturday, he’ll be the European Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development.

From TheJournal.ie This 9-year-old Dubliner has been named the EU’s Digital Girl of the Year Fair Play

This 9-year-old Dubliner has been named the EU’s Digital Girl of the Year

What were you doing when you were nine?

# eu - Thursday 23 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: What do crystal and bread rolls have in common? Name Of The Game

Opinion: What do crystal and bread rolls have in common?

We already recognise geographical reputation for foodstuffs but we should do likewise for local crafts – it has cultural and economic benefits.

# eu - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Confirmed: Big Phil Hogan is now officially the EU Agriculture Commissioner In The Door

Confirmed: Big Phil Hogan is now officially the EU Agriculture Commissioner

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy said he intends to hold the commissioner accountable at all times.

# eu - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Nessa Childers says the legal, er, ‘situation’ between her and Phil Hogan is over That's That Then

Nessa Childers says the legal, er, ‘situation’ between her and Phil Hogan is over

Hogan sent legal letters to the MEP last month.

# eu - Saturday 18 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Some convicted migrants may have been forced to commit crimes by human traffickers Human Trafficking

Some convicted migrants may have been forced to commit crimes by human traffickers

183 people were trafficked into Ireland in three years, a report shows.

# eu - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

EU tells Ireland: You must follow rules for Bus Éireann scheme

Compensation under the School Transport Scheme is not in line with current EU rules.

# eu - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Europe is helping these Limerick women who were let go from a jewellery making company Helping Hand

Europe is helping these Limerick women who were let go from a jewellery making company

Workers made redundant from Andersen Ireland Limited in 2013 have been approved for training and education supports.

# eu - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We need a modern framework for data protection – and we need it now Data

Opinion: We need a modern framework for data protection – and we need it now

Data protection reform will need to rebuild the trust that has been shattered by numerous spying scandals and data breaches.

# eu - Monday 6 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is ahead of the pack in terms of supporting developing countries One Campaign

Ireland is ahead of the pack in terms of supporting developing countries

Ireland is the only donor country to allocate half of its total aid to the world’s least developed countries.

# eu - Saturday 4 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “I hope you won’t get into trouble…”: Here are the winners and losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

“I hope you won’t get into trouble…”: Here are the winners and losers from the political week

The McNulty omnishambles just wouldn’t go away, Big Phil’s Big Grilling failed to materialise, and a Tory minister landed himself in hot water – over a poem.

# eu - Thursday 2 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Celebrities who took nude photos are “dumb” – EU Commissioner Privacy

Celebrities who took nude photos are “dumb” – EU Commissioner

Günther Oettinger, the EU’s next head of digital economy, has blamed celebrities for the recent nude photo leak.

# eu - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny meets next generation of European enthusiasts Wish They Had That In My Day

Enda Kenny meets next generation of European enthusiasts

He was launching the Blue Star programme for primary schools.

# eu - Monday 29 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie State of the Nation: Does Apple have a ‘sweetheart’ tax deal with Ireland? Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Does Apple have a ‘sweetheart’ tax deal with Ireland?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

From TheJournal.ie Here’s why the next 10 days are critical for the future of the European Union Explainer

Here’s why the next 10 days are critical for the future of the European Union

Fine Gael’s Brian Hayes explains the process of confirming the make-up of the next European Commission.

# eu - Friday 26 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish peacekeepers are going to train their African counterparts Peacekeepers

Irish peacekeepers are going to train their African counterparts

A new training programme has been announced by Minister Charlie Flanagan.

From TheJournal.ie European doctors urge governments to “mobilise” in fight against Ebola EBOLA

European doctors urge governments to “mobilise” in fight against Ebola

Irish medical personnel are among those who have signed the letter calling on western governments to join the fight.

# eu - Thursday 25 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ever thought of working for the EU? These Irish people do and they think it’s great EU're The One They Want

# eu - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

EU tells Google to improve its proposal regarding search practices or face charges

The European Commission’s antitrust commissioner said that ‘fresh evidence’ from competitors has raised new concerns over Google’s search proposal.

# eu - Monday 22 September, 2014

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

# eu - Sunday 21 September, 2014

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.

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