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#EU summit

From TheJournal.ie Did Varadkar worry that the EU would put pressure on him? 'It did cross my mind' The 27 Musketeers

Did Varadkar worry that the EU would put pressure on him? 'It did cross my mind'

In an attempt to comfort unionists, Varadkar said “the queen will still be the queen; the pound will still be the pound”.

From TheJournal.ie The EU summit kicks off in Brussels today, here's everything that's happening Lot Going On

The EU summit kicks off in Brussels today, here's everything that's happening

Turkey, budgets and enlargement… it’s not just about Brexit, you know.

From TheJournal.ie 'Let's get serious': EU leaders to meet again amid deadlock in election of new Commission chief EU Commission

'Let's get serious': EU leaders to meet again amid deadlock in election of new Commission chief

Talks ended without an agreement in Brussels yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie EU suspends negotiations until tomorrow as Europe's leaders fail to agree who should get top jobs Up All Night

EU suspends negotiations until tomorrow as Europe's leaders fail to agree who should get top jobs

Talks will resume tomorrow to decide who will get the EU’s top jobs.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar to meet Michel Barnier in Dublin for Brexit talks ahead of EU summit Brextension

Varadkar to meet Michel Barnier in Dublin for Brexit talks ahead of EU summit

Barnier arrives in Ireland ahead of this Wednesday’s European Council meeting.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar warns against 'rolling cliff edge' as leaders meet for crunch summit Brexit

Varadkar warns against 'rolling cliff edge' as leaders meet for crunch summit

Varadkar repeated his assertion that the EU needs to cut the UK some slack on an extension.

From TheJournal.ie After EU endorses Brexit deal, Theresa May tells UK: 'This is all there is' Brexit Roundup

After EU endorses Brexit deal, Theresa May tells UK: 'This is all there is'

The biggest hurdle for the Brexit deal is the House of Commons vote – as it stands now, that doesn’t look likely to happen.

From TheJournal.ie A Brexit deal in November is less likely with every day that passes, says Taoiseach Hold Up

A Brexit deal in November is less likely with every day that passes, says Taoiseach

An EU summit is scheduled for the 13th and 14th of December.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit negotiators are 'very close' to resolving differences over Ireland’s border Down To The Wire

Brexit negotiators are 'very close' to resolving differences over Ireland’s border

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has some movement is still needed from the UK side in order for a deal this month.

From TheJournal.ie Russian ambassador to Ireland says expulsion of diplomats would be 'unfriendly action' Salisbury

Russian ambassador to Ireland says expulsion of diplomats would be 'unfriendly action'

The 28 EU leaders have offered British Prime Minister Theresa May their full support in blaming Russia for the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland (and our cows) seem happy with a new agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions EU Summit

Ireland (and our cows) seem happy with a new agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions

EU leaders have agreed to cut emissions by 40 per cent on 1990 levels at a summit in Brussels overnight.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach briefs Dáil ahead of EU Summit tomorrow Talks

Taoiseach briefs Dáil ahead of EU Summit tomorrow

Enda Kenny is in Belgium tomorrow to attend the first EU Summit since Ireland’s exit of the bailout.

From TheJournal.ie Youth unemployment tops the agenda as EU leaders head to Brussels European Council

Youth unemployment tops the agenda as EU leaders head to Brussels

Enda Kenny and colleagues will also discuss signing off on individual budgetary recommendations for each member state.

From TheJournal.ie Garda protest outside EU finance ministers meeting in Dublin Castle Garda Protest

Garda protest outside EU finance ministers meeting in Dublin Castle

Members of the Garda Representative Association are protesting outside the two-day summit of finance chiefs.

From TheJournal.ie EU budget talks head into second day but no deal yet EU Budget

EU budget talks head into second day but no deal yet

Angela Merkel is doubtful as to whether a deal can be reached as the leaders of the 27 EU members meet again today.

From TheJournal.ie EU leaders agree on bank supervision Euro

EU leaders agree on bank supervision

They agreed at the EU summit to create a single supervisor for banks in countries that use the euro.

From TheJournal.ie Slideshow: The EU summit in Brussels EU Summit This post contains images

Slideshow: The EU summit in Brussels

Greater European Union control of national budgets, oh and what the heads of state will be dining on tonight.

From TheJournal.ie EU summit: Merkel backs EU budget control EU Summit

EU summit: Merkel backs EU budget control

While not originally on the agenda, there is speculation Spain may ask for a limited bailout in Brussels.

From TheJournal.ie We Know How You Feel Photo of the Day OMG

We Know How You Feel Photo of the Day

This is Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker at summit of EU leaders in Brussels. Maybe he knows something we don’t…

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What are Eurobonds and why do they matter? Eurobonds

Explainer: What are Eurobonds and why do they matter?

Your quick guide to current proposals for a commmon euro-area bond.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Dáil discussion on the EU fiscal treaty referendum Liveblog

As it happened: Dáil discussion on the EU fiscal treaty referendum

Just 24 hours after announcing that Ireland will hold a referendum on the treaty, the Dáil is holding discussions on the matter. We’re following each and every word. Come, join us.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie AG to decide on need for referendum Referendum

AG to decide on need for referendum

Independent TD Richard Boyd Barrett has echoed other opposition parties’ calls for a referendum on the new EU fiscal compact.

Caption Competition: What's Nicolas Sarkozy doing to our Enda?

A playful stroke or a bit of manhandling in Brussels?

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Welcome to Brussels, EU leaders! Everyone is on strike Belgium

Welcome to Brussels, EU leaders! Everyone is on strike

The summit to sign off on the ‘fiscal compact’ deal has coincided with Belgium’s first general strike in almost 20 years.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

The 9 stories you need to know this morning, including the latest on the woman’s body found in a bag in Dublin, today’s EU summit, and the banker who is giving back his bonus…

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny: New EU treaty is 'absolutely in Ireland's interest' Europe

Enda Kenny: New EU treaty is 'absolutely in Ireland's interest'

Speaking ahead of next week’s EU summit, the Taoiseach said Ireland had “nothing to fear” from the so-called fiscal compact.

From TheJournal.ie Ratings agency may downgrade Ireland - and 5 other eurozone countries Eurocrisis

Ratings agency may downgrade Ireland - and 5 other eurozone countries

Fitch ratings agency has this evening said it is considering downgrading Ireland, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Slovenia and Cyprus by one or two notches.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you should know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Will Ireland need to hold a referendum over EU fiscal plan? EU

Will Ireland need to hold a referendum over EU fiscal plan?

Minister for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton says there is a “50-50 chance” of the matter being put to the Irish people. TheJournal.ie investigates if we are facing a referendum.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you should know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie ‘Merkozy’ urge common taxes ahead of EU summit Eurozone

‘Merkozy’ urge common taxes ahead of EU summit

In their submission to the European Council ahead of the EU leaders’ summit tomorrow, Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy outline proposals to harmonise corporation tax and impose a new financial transaction tax.

From TheJournal.ie EU Commission could be given powers to impose austerity - report Eurozone

EU Commission could be given powers to impose austerity - report

The president of the European Council has proposed a radical shake-up of the eurozone ahead of the upcoming summit.

From TheJournal.ie Germany welcomes S&P moves to downgrade eurozone Eurozone

Germany welcomes S&P moves to downgrade eurozone

Wolfgang Schauble says threats that the entire eurozone could be downgraded are an “incentive” for EU leaders to strike a deal.

From TheJournal.ie S&P may downgrade 16 eurozone countries – and increase interest on our bailout Debt Crisis

S&P may downgrade 16 eurozone countries – and increase interest on our bailout

Standard & Poor’s says 16 eurozone nations could have their credit ratings cut – which would make Ireland’s bailout more expensive.

From TheJournal.ie Merkozy: Europe needs a 'tougher' treaty Eurozone

Merkozy: Europe needs a 'tougher' treaty

The leaders of France and Germany say that a new, “tougher” European treaty needed to be agreed upon by March of next year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Merkozy' meet to plan stronger fiscal coordination across eurozone Euro

'Merkozy' meet to plan stronger fiscal coordination across eurozone

The German Chancellor and French President are meeting in Paris today to finalise their proposals for stronger fiscal coordination to stabilise the euro.

From TheJournal.ie Euro 'architect' claims single currency was flawed from the start Euro

Euro 'architect' claims single currency was flawed from the start

Former EC president Jacques Delors says faults in the single currency were exposed when the global credit crunch struck.

From TheJournal.ie G20 urges Eurozone leaders to come up with 'comprehensive plan' Eurozone

G20 urges Eurozone leaders to come up with 'comprehensive plan'

A summit of Eurozone leaders next Sunday is expected to be decisive for the long-term economic prospects of the region.

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