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# european-union - Monday 29 March, 2021

Hungary death toll remains high despite impressive vaccination campaign
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Hungary death toll remains high despite impressive vaccination campaign

Mar 29th 2021, 2:11 PM 22,444 Views 9 Comments

The Central European country has given at least a first dose of a vaccine to 21.6% of its population.

# european-union - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Remember the plan to stop twice-yearly clock changes across the EU? Well, it's stalled - here's why
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Remember the plan to stop twice-yearly clock changes across the EU? Well, it's stalled - here's why

Mar 27th 2021, 10:30 AM 57,163 Views 75 Comments

The summer and winter changes were set to be scrapped from 2021, but there’s disagreement among EU countries.

# european-union - Friday 26 March, 2021

Ireland makes final repayment on £3.2 billion crash-era loan from the UK, says NTMA
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Ireland makes final repayment on £3.2 billion crash-era loan from the UK, says NTMA

Mar 26th 2021, 2:04 PM 38,907 Views 53 Comments

Dating back to 2010, the loan formed part of the EU-IMF bailout

# european-union - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

EU tightens Covid vaccine export rules, union and UK pledge to seek 'win-win' in jab dispute
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EU tightens Covid vaccine export rules, union and UK pledge to seek 'win-win' in jab dispute

Mar 24th 2021, 8:22 PM 16,273 Views 45 Comments

The European Commission said it would weigh how needy countries are, in terms of infection rates and how many vaccines they have.

# european-union - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

EU criticises AstraZeneca over production shortfalls amid action warning
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EU criticises AstraZeneca over production shortfalls amid action warning

Mar 23rd 2021, 10:36 AM 25,484 Views 50 Comments

The European Union has been criticised at home and abroad for the slow rollout of its vaccine drive.

# european-union - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period
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Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period

Updated Mar 4th 2021, 12:45 PM 34,502 Views 78 Comments
  • The EU is now considering legal options.
  • Coveney says the move was "disrespectful" and has damaged UK-EU relationships.

# european-union - Monday 1 February, 2021

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the Covid-19 vaccines and their roll-out in Ireland?
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Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the Covid-19 vaccines and their roll-out in Ireland?

Feb 1st 2021, 3:43 PM 15,148 Views 0 Comments

With three vaccines now approved for use in the EU – and each reporting supply issues – what do you want to know?

# european-union - Friday 29 January, 2021

'The refrigerators will be empty:' Has the EU vaccine strategy gone off the rails?
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'The refrigerators will be empty:' Has the EU vaccine strategy gone off the rails?

Jan 29th 2021, 6:34 PM 65,585 Views 55 Comments

The EU is under increasing pressure as member states face unexpected supply issues just one month into their vaccine programmes.

Ireland to receive 300,000 fewer vaccine doses to April due to supply issues
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Ireland to receive 300,000 fewer vaccine doses to April due to supply issues

Updated Jan 29th 2021, 4:30 PM 37,082 Views 39 Comments

This is due to the “significant drop” in the expected deliveries from AstraZeneca.

# european-union - Thursday 28 January, 2021

UK government says there'll be 'no interruption' to vaccine supply amid EU row
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UK government says there'll be 'no interruption' to vaccine supply amid EU row

Jan 28th 2021, 9:47 AM 19,447 Views 56 Comments

Michael Gove said the government would not allow vaccines to go to the EU until the UK schedule is honoured.

# european-union - Monday 25 January, 2021

Amid shortfall, European Commission demands to know who AztraZeneca has delivered vaccine doses to
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Amid shortfall, European Commission demands to know who AztraZeneca has delivered vaccine doses to

Updated Jan 25th 2021, 4:55 PM 77,108 Views 78 Comments

Last week the company said initial supplies to Europe will be lower than expected.

# european-union - Thursday 24 December, 2020

'We won't accept this': Post-Brexit trade agreement disappoints Irish fishing industry
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'We won't accept this': Post-Brexit trade agreement disappoints Irish fishing industry

Dec 24th 2020, 5:57 PM 60,880 Views 53 Comments

Meanwhile, business groups are cautiously optimistic about the deal

# european-union - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

A post-Brexit trade deal looks imminent as speculation mounts about an announcement
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A post-Brexit trade deal looks imminent as speculation mounts about an announcement

Updated Dec 23rd 2020, 11:07 PM 35,794 Views 28 Comments

It had been reported that the negotiating teams were pushing to get a deal over the line before Christmas.

# european-union - Thursday 10 December, 2020

UK and Singapore sign free trade deal
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UK and Singapore sign free trade deal

Dec 10th 2020, 6:59 AM 17,348 Views 20 Comments

It comes amid tense negotiations in Brussels to salvage the chances of a post-Brexit trade deal.

# european-union - Monday 16 November, 2020

UK demands 'more realism' from European Union as Brexit talks tick towards deadline in Brussels
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UK demands 'more realism' from European Union as Brexit talks tick towards deadline in Brussels

Updated Nov 16th 2020, 10:12 PM 39,014 Views 26 Comments

Chief British negotiator David Frost says he and his team are working hard for an agreement.

Covid-19: EU to sign contract with German pharmaceutical company for fifth potential vaccine
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Covid-19: EU to sign contract with German pharmaceutical company for fifth potential vaccine

Nov 16th 2020, 6:31 PM 25,976 Views 60 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen confirmed the deal would be signed in a video message today.

# european-union - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Taoiseach says no Brexit deal would be 'ruinous' for UK as Downing Street says 'time is in short supply'
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Taoiseach says no Brexit deal would be 'ruinous' for UK as Downing Street says 'time is in short supply'

Updated Nov 12th 2020, 4:48 PM 21,716 Views 24 Comments

The EU wants a deal by mid-November ahead of the end of the transition period.

# european-union - Thursday 15 October, 2020

How does Ireland compare? How other European countries are handling a surge in Covid-19 cases
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How does Ireland compare? How other European countries are handling a surge in Covid-19 cases

Oct 15th 2020, 12:05 AM 54,123 Views 47 Comments

Case numbers in some European countries have soared in recent weeks.

# european-union - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Dutch prime minister orders bars and restaurants to close in new 'partial lockdown'
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Dutch prime minister orders bars and restaurants to close in new 'partial lockdown'

Oct 14th 2020, 7:35 AM 25,220 Views 26 Comments

The sale of alcohol and cannabis will also be banned after 8pm.

# european-union - Friday 9 October, 2020

EU members green light 'colour coded' travel policy
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EU members green light 'colour coded' travel policy

Oct 9th 2020, 7:50 PM 34,308 Views 23 Comments

Ireland agreed in principle last month to sign up to the EU system.

# european-union - Thursday 8 October, 2020

'A notable shock': Pandemic impact on Ireland's domestic economy worse than most other EU countries, says ESRI
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'A notable shock': Pandemic impact on Ireland's domestic economy worse than most other EU countries, says ESRI

Oct 8th 2020, 6:00 AM 22,394 Views 27 Comments

Arts, entertainment and construction among the worst-affected domestic sectors.

# european-union - Friday 2 October, 2020

Mairéad McGuinness tells EU hearing she wants a 'fair and sustainable' tax system
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Mairéad McGuinness tells EU hearing she wants a 'fair and sustainable' tax system

Updated Oct 2nd 2020, 10:35 AM 34,574 Views 47 Comments

McGuinness was also asked about being Irish, trust, and Michael D’Arcy as part of the three-hour hearing before MEPs.

# european-union - Sunday 27 September, 2020

Swiss voters appear to reject proposal to limit number of EU citizens living and working in country
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Swiss voters appear to reject proposal to limit number of EU citizens living and working in country

Sep 27th 2020, 3:30 PM 23,990 Views 28 Comments

Projections based on partial counts indicated that most voters had rejected the measure.

# european-union - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Brazil rejects concerns that EU-Mercosur trade deal could increase Amazon deforestation
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Brazil rejects concerns that EU-Mercosur trade deal could increase Amazon deforestation

Sep 23rd 2020, 7:30 AM 14,558 Views 22 Comments

Brazil argued that a French report raising these concerns “showed the true protectionist interests of those who commissioned it”.

# european-union - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

'The people of Europe are still suffering': EU chief calls for stronger health union amid pandemic
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'The people of Europe are still suffering': EU chief calls for stronger health union amid pandemic

Sep 16th 2020, 9:41 AM 16,163 Views 18 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen announced the creation of a new agency for biomedical advanced research.

# european-union - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Pelosi says 'absolutely no chance' of US-UK trade deal passing Congress if Johnson breaches Brexit deal
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Pelosi says 'absolutely no chance' of US-UK trade deal passing Congress if Johnson breaches Brexit deal

Updated Sep 9th 2020, 10:19 PM 65,354 Views 83 Comments

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the breach of the Withdrawal Agreement would break international law.

# european-union - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

EU rejects Belarus' disputed presidential election result as Lukashenko orders clampdown
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EU rejects Belarus' disputed presidential election result as Lukashenko orders clampdown

Aug 19th 2020, 9:56 PM 24,954 Views 18 Comments

Protesters have flooded the streets of Belarusian cities since the 9 August election.

# european-union - Friday 14 August, 2020

A record number of jobs were lost across the European Union in the second quarter of the year
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A record number of jobs were lost across the European Union in the second quarter of the year

Aug 14th 2020, 3:18 PM 9,631 Views 13 Comments

Europe is in recession after two quarters of economic contraction.

# european-union - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

European Union threatens tough sanctions over vote-rigging and violent clashes in Belarus
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European Union threatens tough sanctions over vote-rigging and violent clashes in Belarus

Aug 12th 2020, 8:34 AM 13,681 Views 15 Comments

Protests have erupted into violence in Belarus in retaliation against election results.

# european-union - Sunday 19 July, 2020

'People are dying': EU leaders remain 'fundamentally divided' over €750 billion rescue deal
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'People are dying': EU leaders remain 'fundamentally divided' over €750 billion rescue deal

Updated Jul 19th 2020, 7:15 PM 43,688 Views 72 Comments

Frugal states are resisting pleas to agree to a plan to help the countries hardest hit by the pandemic.

# european-union - Saturday 18 July, 2020

'A moment of truth': EU Summit to resume amid deadlock over €750 billion Covid rescue plan
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'A moment of truth': EU Summit to resume amid deadlock over €750 billion Covid rescue plan

Jul 18th 2020, 7:51 AM 15,024 Views 23 Comments

The 27 leaders are scheduled to reconvene at 11am local time.

# european-union - Saturday 11 July, 2020

It's a dirty, time-consuming job so why would Paschal want to become head of the Eurogroup?
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It's a dirty, time-consuming job so why would Paschal want to become head of the Eurogroup?

Jul 11th 2020, 12:05 AM 39,656 Views 86 Comments

Experts say that increased Irish influence in Europe could come at a cost.

# european-union - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Donohoe wins in bid to become president of the group of Euro finance ministers, says EU recovery fund is first priority
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Donohoe wins in bid to become president of the group of Euro finance ministers, says EU recovery fund is first priority

Updated Jul 9th 2020, 8:05 PM 74,710 Views 104 Comments

Donohoe faced opposition from finance ministers in Spain and Luxembourg for the Eurogroup presidency.

EU leaders remain divided on plans for a €750 billion recovery fund ahead of a vital summit meeting
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EU leaders remain divided on plans for a €750 billion recovery fund ahead of a vital summit meeting

Jul 9th 2020, 3:38 PM 8,252 Views 14 Comments

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte leads a bloc of countries opposed to the deal.

# european-union - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Dependents of EU citizens entitled to claim social welfare benefits, High Court rules
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Dependents of EU citizens entitled to claim social welfare benefits, High Court rules

Jun 7th 2020, 5:20 PM 44,329 Views 0 Comments

The judgement could allow thousands of dependents of non-Irish EU nationals living in the Republic to claim benefits.

# european-union - Monday 1 June, 2020

Further clarity needed on NI business and trade in UK's protocol plan, EU House of Lords committee says
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Further clarity needed on NI business and trade in UK's protocol plan, EU House of Lords committee says

Jun 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 12,804 Views 3 Comments

It has been nearly two weeks since the UK published its proposal for the Northern Ireland protocol.

# european-union - Friday 29 May, 2020

Coveney seeks approval for new Brexit omnibus bill as he warns ministers there may be no trade deal
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Coveney seeks approval for new Brexit omnibus bill as he warns ministers there may be no trade deal

May 29th 2020, 12:10 AM 14,708 Views 45 Comments

The UK government has said it will not request an extension to the transition period – and will reject any such request from the EU.

# european-union - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Explainer: Why is Germany suddenly backing the EU recovery fund?
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Explainer: Why is Germany suddenly backing the EU recovery fund?

May 19th 2020, 7:00 PM 27,203 Views 37 Comments

Experts say the scale of the crisis and a German constitutional court ruling might have something to do with it.

'A financial diuretic': Leo Varadkar and ECB voice support for €500bn Franco-German recovery plan
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'A financial diuretic': Leo Varadkar and ECB voice support for €500bn Franco-German recovery plan

May 19th 2020, 8:23 AM 15,738 Views 36 Comments

President Emmanuel Macron said that the funds “were not loans.”

# european-union - Monday 18 May, 2020

Merkel and Macron agree €500 billion virus recovery plan for Europe
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Merkel and Macron agree €500 billion virus recovery plan for Europe

May 18th 2020, 9:22 PM 20,026 Views 34 Comments

French President Emmanuel Macron said today that Europe’s action at the start of the crisis wasn’t sufficient.

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