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From TheJournal.ie Your crash course in... the EU's grand plans for 'technological sovereignty' Deeptech

Your crash course in... the EU's grand plans for 'technological sovereignty'

The European Commission unveiled a slate of proposals this week on data rules and AI.

From TheJournal.ie 'A great day for rural Ireland': Turf-cutting trial collapses in Galway Protected Bogs

'A great day for rural Ireland': Turf-cutting trial collapses in Galway

The State conceded it could offer no evidence as a crucial prosecution witness was in Australia.

From TheJournal.ie EU threatens big tech companies with 'stricter' regulation following meeting with Zuckerberg Social Media

EU threatens big tech companies with 'stricter' regulation following meeting with Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg has recently asked governments to strengthen how online media is regulated.

From TheJournal.ie People in Dublin have the fifth highest commuting times in Europe Bumper To Bumper

People in Dublin have the fifth highest commuting times in Europe

Budapest, Paris, Amsterdam and London have the longest average commuting times, according to new research.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook postpones Valentine's Day launch for dating app due to data regulator's concerns Data Protection Commission

Facebook postpones Valentine's Day launch for dating app due to data regulator's concerns

The app was due to launch tomorrow, the day before Valentine’s Day.

From TheJournal.ie The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC United Ireland

The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC

The Sinn Féin leader also said the British government needs to start preparing itself for this constitutional change.

From TheJournal.ie Your crash course in... what to expect from Britain and the EU's trade talk tango Brexit

Your crash course in... what to expect from Britain and the EU's trade talk tango

The clock is ticking as the newly-divorced sides kick off tricky negotiations, with major implications for Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Your crash course in... what to expect from Britain and the EU's trade talk tango Policy And Economy

Your crash course in... what to expect from Britain and the EU's trade talk tango

The clock is ticking as the newly-divorced sides kick off tricky negotiations, with major implications for Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland had the highest rate of increase in cyclist deaths in the EU over 10 years Cyclist

Ireland had the highest rate of increase in cyclist deaths in the EU over 10 years

Between 2010 and 2018, cyclist deaths across the EU fell on average by 0.4% annually. In Ireland, this figure was an 8% increase.

From TheJournal.ie 'We weren't riding on their coattails': What does it mean for Ireland now that the UK has left the EU? Brexit Day

'We weren't riding on their coattails': What does it mean for Ireland now that the UK has left the EU?

The UK “might be leaving by the backdoor… but sure, they can always come round the front door and knock on it again.”

From TheJournal.ie British flag lowered from outside European Parliament ahead of Brexit hour Brexit This post contains videos

British flag lowered from outside European Parliament ahead of Brexit hour

As the clock strikes 11pm, Britain becomes the first country to leave the 28-member bloc.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney claims Brexit will 'dominate Irish politics' as UK prepares to leave the EU tonight Britain

Coveney claims Brexit will 'dominate Irish politics' as UK prepares to leave the EU tonight

He also said there will be no discussions on a trade deal if there is not a ‘level playing field’.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A very Churchillian Brexit Brexit

Opinion: A very Churchillian Brexit

As the UK prepares to leave the EU tonight, Noelle O Connell explores what practical changes it can expect to see.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-remain MEPs sing Auld Lang Syne after EU Parliament backs Brexit deal Final Countdown This post contains videos

Pro-remain MEPs sing Auld Lang Syne after EU Parliament backs Brexit deal

A vote by MEPs in Brussels paves the way for Britain to leave the EU on Friday with an agreement in place.

From TheJournal.ie 'Our friendship will remain': EU chiefs sign off on Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Brexit Actually

'Our friendship will remain': EU chiefs sign off on Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

The UK is set to leave the EU at the end of the month.

From TheJournal.ie Businesses warn of price rises as Sajid Javid vows no EU alignment post-Brexit Brexit

Businesses warn of price rises as Sajid Javid vows no EU alignment post-Brexit

Javid urged businesses to “adjust” and said that while some will benefit others will not.

From TheJournal.ie Countdown clock to be projected onto Number 10 to mark Brexit day Clocking Off

Countdown clock to be projected onto Number 10 to mark Brexit day

A commemorative Brexit coin will come into circulation on exit day.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit divorce deal was 'the easy part'; and more 'last-minute turmoil' on the way, Irish MEPs say Back To Brexit

Brexit divorce deal was 'the easy part'; and more 'last-minute turmoil' on the way, Irish MEPs say

Irish MEPs regret that Brexit has become an inevitability, with one saying that “as an Irish person, I can’t feel any happiness” towards the certainty it created.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson's Brexit Bill expected to sail through House of Commons as MPs return post-Christmas Trade Deal

Johnson's Brexit Bill expected to sail through House of Commons as MPs return post-Christmas

Boris Johnson does not want the Brexit transition period extended beyond December 2020, but Ireland and Europe have said this may not be realistic.

From TheJournal.ie No more loyalty points on alcohol: Raft of changes to drink laws to take effect in January 2021 Crackdown

No more loyalty points on alcohol: Raft of changes to drink laws to take effect in January 2021

Health Minister Simon Harris said that alcohol should not be the subject of promotional activity.

From TheJournal.ie Von der Leyen 'seriously concerned' over concluding post-Brexit trade deal within 2020 deadline Ursula Von Der Leyen

Von der Leyen 'seriously concerned' over concluding post-Brexit trade deal within 2020 deadline

“I am very worried given the little time we have,” Ursula von der Leyen said.

From TheJournal.ie You will always be welcomed back, EU chief tells UK in Brexit 'love letter' From Brussels With Love

You will always be welcomed back, EU chief tells UK in Brexit 'love letter'

The UK has inflicted unnecessary damage on itself with Brexit, the European Commission’s vice-president has said.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson will bring Brexit bill to parliament on Friday Withdrawal Agreement

Boris Johnson will bring Brexit bill to parliament on Friday

Johnson has pledged to bring the Bill back before the Commons before Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie Von der Leyen's Green Deal promises a carbon-neutral EU by 2050 EU Commission Boss

Von der Leyen's Green Deal promises a carbon-neutral EU by 2050

At least 25% of the EU’s long-term budget should be dedicated to climate action, the EU Commission has said.

From TheJournal.ie New European Commission begins fresh term under leadership of von der Leyen New Era

New European Commission begins fresh term under leadership of von der Leyen

The team took the reins as the 28-member union is faced with a mountain of difficulties, including Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie The new European Commission has been voted in ... here are the key players New Era

The new European Commission has been voted in ... here are the key players

The incoming European Commission will take office on 1 December.

From TheJournal.ie Anand Menon: 'Ireland is the only EU country that bothered to reflect on its relationship with the UK' Brexit

Anand Menon: 'Ireland is the only EU country that bothered to reflect on its relationship with the UK'

Professor Anand Menon, Director of the think-tank The UK in a Changing Europe, was speaking in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney condemns 'illegal' Israeli settlements in wake of US policy u-turn Occupied Territories

Coveney condemns 'illegal' Israeli settlements in wake of US policy u-turn

This comes after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington no longer considers them to be illegal.

From TheJournal.ie Up to 4.8m unauthorised migrants lived in Europe in 2017 - that's less than 1% of the population Asylum Seekers

Up to 4.8m unauthorised migrants lived in Europe in 2017 - that's less than 1% of the population

An ‘unauthorised migrant’ was defined as a foreigner who entered the country illegally, or asylum seekers waiting to be processed.

From TheJournal.ie EU countries must now label products imported from Israeli occupied territories Settlements

EU countries must now label products imported from Israeli occupied territories

It follows a case taken by a French tribunal in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland fined €5m plus daily penalty of €15,000 over landslides at Galway wind farm Derrybrien

Ireland fined €5m plus daily penalty of €15,000 over landslides at Galway wind farm

The fine relates to an incident which saw 50,000 fish killed in 2003.

From TheJournal.ie US and EU warn of 'danger of Russia and China' on Berlin Wall anniversary NATO

US and EU warn of 'danger of Russia and China' on Berlin Wall anniversary

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the West “can never take … things for granted”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Seeing that little body was unbearable': How Europe is responding to the migrant and refugee crisis Essex

'Seeing that little body was unbearable': How Europe is responding to the migrant and refugee crisis

The recent discovery of 39 bodies in a lorry in Essex has put the crisis back under the spotlight.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson says he feels 'deep regret' over failure to deliver Brexit by 31 October Missed Deadline

Johnson says he feels 'deep regret' over failure to deliver Brexit by 31 October

He said he sees no reason why the UK should extend the Brexit transition period beyond December 2020.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson sends letter to Donald Tusk accepting Brexit extension to 31 January 2020 Flextension

Boris Johnson sends letter to Donald Tusk accepting Brexit extension to 31 January 2020

Donald Tusk confirmed the news this morning.

From TheJournal.ie MPs to vote on December election as EU decides Brexit extension length Not Over Yet

MPs to vote on December election as EU decides Brexit extension length

Boris Johnson previously said he would prefer to be “dead in a ditch” than miss the 31 October deadline.

From TheJournal.ie 'It feels like being in limbo': Two Irish MEPs still unable to take seats due to Brexit delay European Parliament

'It feels like being in limbo': Two Irish MEPs still unable to take seats due to Brexit delay

All the UK MEPs were due to leave the European Parliament on 31 October, but this now remains up in the air.

From TheJournal.ie No extension yet: EU waiting to see what happens in London, Labour waiting to see what happens in Europe Catch 22

No extension yet: EU waiting to see what happens in London, Labour waiting to see what happens in Europe

One must decide on granting an extension and the other must decide on holding an election.

From TheJournal.ie There are three main differences between Theresa May's Brexit deal and Boris Johnson's one Brexit

There are three main differences between Theresa May's Brexit deal and Boris Johnson's one

Boris Johnson has been bullish about the UK leaving the EU on 31 October – will these changes help him?

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Where has the Northern Ireland backstop gone? New Deal

Explainer: Where has the Northern Ireland backstop gone?

After almost two years of back-and-forth, a new Brexit withdrawal deal was agreed today.

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