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From TheJournal.ie Irish government wants to oppose the EU's proposal to end seasonal clock changes Daylight Savings Time

Irish government wants to oppose the EU's proposal to end seasonal clock changes

It is understood that during the discussions at working groups the UK has opposed the proposal.

From TheJournal.ie Ursula von der Leyen narrowly elected as new President of the European Commission New Eu

Ursula von der Leyen narrowly elected as new President of the European Commission

The German defence minister will take up her post in November.

From TheJournal.ie Reality of backstop not changing or going anywhere will confront new British prime minister, says Donohoe Backstop

Reality of backstop not changing or going anywhere will confront new British prime minister, says Donohoe

Jeremy Hunt proclaimed during a television debate with Boris Johnson that the backstop is “dead”.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt hit out at 'un-British' Donald Trump tweets in final leadership debate Fire And Fury
From TheJournal.ie 'F*ck off Mercosur': Angry scenes outside Leinster House as farmers protest against EU trade deal Farmers Fight Back

'F*ck off Mercosur': Angry scenes outside Leinster House as farmers protest against EU trade deal

There were heated scenes in the crowd during today’s protest when a farmer rounded on Fianna Fáil’s Jackie Cahill.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's economic outlook 'clouded by uncertainty', EU warns Brexit

Ireland's economic outlook 'clouded by uncertainty', EU warns

The EU points to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU as a reason behind the uncertainty.

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: Do you recognise this EU leader? Quiz

Quiz: Do you recognise this EU leader?

Can you name those taking up key EU positions for the next five years?

From TheJournal.ie Mairead McGuinness re-elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament

Mairead McGuinness re-elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament

The Fine Gael MEP secured over 93% of votes cast.

From TheJournal.ie Former journalist David Sassoli elected as European Parliament President European Parliament

Former journalist David Sassoli elected as European Parliament President

The Italian socialist was the Vice President of the EP in the last term, and is well liked across the chamber.

From TheJournal.ie EU leaders finally decide on nominations for top jobs New Eu

EU leaders finally decide on nominations for top jobs

IMF chief Christine Lagarde is among the nominees.

From TheJournal.ie Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal Mercosur Deal

Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal

The biggest ever trade agreement between the EU and South American countries was announced last week.

From TheJournal.ie Why are leaders deadlocked over the top EU jobs - and who's in the running? Who Do EU Want

Why are leaders deadlocked over the top EU jobs - and who's in the running?

European leaders showed frustration as they entered a third day of discussions on who should fill the EU’s top jobs.

From TheJournal.ie The US has proposed tariffs on a range of EU products - including Irish whiskey Trade Tensions

The US has proposed tariffs on a range of EU products - including Irish whiskey

The $4 billion tariffs are being proposed in retaliation to “EU subsidies on large civil aircraft,” according to a statement.

From TheJournal.ie Why a new trade deal between EU and South American countries has gone down badly in Ireland Explainer

Why a new trade deal between EU and South American countries has gone down badly in Ireland

The so-called Mercosur deal has been met with celebrations and opposition on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: Ireland will vote against South America trade deal if risks outweigh benefits Eu Trade Deal

Varadkar: Ireland will vote against South America trade deal if risks outweigh benefits

The Mercosur trade pact is the largest ever concluded by the EU.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a bad deal, there's no point in saying otherwise': Agriculture minister on trade agreement with South American countries Mercosur
From TheJournal.ie 'A bad deal for Irish farmers': EU signs massive trade agreement with South American countries Mercosur

'A bad deal for Irish farmers': EU signs massive trade agreement with South American countries

The EU and the South American trade bloc Mercosur today sealed a hugely significant trade deal.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland surpasses all EU recycling targets including plastics, glass and metal Flying The Green Flag

Ireland surpasses all EU recycling targets including plastics, glass and metal

Ireland currently recycles 33% of all plastics, which needs to rise to 50% in 2025 and 55% by 2030 to meet EU targets.

From TheJournal.ie Government plans to 'phase out' fur farming in Ireland Banned

Government plans to 'phase out' fur farming in Ireland

Government will consider an implementation plan to ban fur farming.

From TheJournal.ie EU leaders call 'crisis' summit after failure to agree on candidates for Brussels top jobs EU Top Jobs

EU leaders call 'crisis' summit after failure to agree on candidates for Brussels top jobs

EU leaders failed to agree on a successor to Jean-Claude Juncker.

From TheJournal.ie 'Enormous hostility' among some EU members towards any further Brexit extension, says Varadkar Tensions

'Enormous hostility' among some EU members towards any further Brexit extension, says Varadkar

Varadkar reiterated that the EU is not prepared to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement again.

From The42 Adidas loses 'three-stripe' trademark battle in European court Invalid

Adidas loses 'three-stripe' trademark battle in European court

The German sports brand’s design was not distinctive enough to deserve protection, according to the EU ruling.

From TheJournal.ie Irish adults among Europe's biggest users of cocaine and MDMA as experts warn of 'Uberisation' of drugs trade EU Drug Report

Irish adults among Europe's biggest users of cocaine and MDMA as experts warn of 'Uberisation' of drugs trade

The findings were outlined in the EU’s drugs agency’s annual report today.

From TheJournal.ie After the populist wave failed to materialise, what next for the EU's right-wing parties? Far-right Ripple

After the populist wave failed to materialise, what next for the EU's right-wing parties?

There are more right-wing and far-right parties enjoying success in European politics.

From TheJournal.ie Sajid Javid throws his hat in leadership race as Gove 'saddened' over election result Tory Leadership

Sajid Javid throws his hat in leadership race as Gove 'saddened' over election result

Secretary Michael Gove is pledging to leave the EU before the next general election.

From TheJournal.ie 'Anything is possible now': No-deal Brexit is more likely than ever before, says Tánaiste Prepare For The Worst

'Anything is possible now': No-deal Brexit is more likely than ever before, says Tánaiste

‘We do have to prepare for the worst case,’ said Simon Coveney.

From TheJournal.ie 'She's banjaxed': The slow-motion fall of Theresa May Teflon Theresa

'She's banjaxed': The slow-motion fall of Theresa May

May officially resigned today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ambitious' single-use plastic straws and cutlery ban approved by European Council Plastics

'Ambitious' single-use plastic straws and cutlery ban approved by European Council

This was the final step in adopting the single-use products ban, which will come into force in Ireland by 2021.

From TheJournal.ie Switzerland votes to approve stricter gun laws in line with EU regulations Referendum

Switzerland votes to approve stricter gun laws in line with EU regulations

Reports suggest the country has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May says she's going to make a 'bold offer' to MPs to get them to support her Brexit deal Once More

Theresa May says she's going to make a 'bold offer' to MPs to get them to support her Brexit deal

MPs have rejected the deal May agreed with Brussels three times already.

From TheJournal.ie How Nigel Farage’s new party capitalised on Brexit chaos to surge into the lead in the Euro polls Brexit Party

How Nigel Farage’s new party capitalised on Brexit chaos to surge into the lead in the Euro polls

Only officially established in February, the Brexit Party now looks set to come out on top when the votes are counted.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did the German parliament approve the Irish budget in 2011? Factcheck

FactCheck: Did the German parliament approve the Irish budget in 2011?

Irexit Party leader and European election candidate Hermann Kelly claimed that the German Bundestag approved the Irish Budget in 2011 before the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Who are the candidates most likely to replace Jean-Claude Juncker? European Commission President

Who are the candidates most likely to replace Jean-Claude Juncker?

What does the President of the European Commission do, and how is he/she elected? It’s complicated…

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did Nigel Farage coin the phrase ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’? Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Nigel Farage coin the phrase ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’?

Nigel Farage has claimed that he used the phase repeatedly during the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign.

From TheJournal.ie European elections: What constituency am I in? Who can I vote for? Hey Eu

European elections: What constituency am I in? Who can I vote for?

We’ve got you covered.

From TheJournal.ie Irish 18-year-olds can avail of new free interrail tickets to travel around Europe Discover EU

Irish 18-year-olds can avail of new free interrail tickets to travel around Europe

The aim of the scheme is to get young people interested in connecting with Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Peter Casey challenged over immigration during European elections tv debate Ep2019

Peter Casey challenged over immigration during European elections tv debate

“What we can’t afford is to become a haven for freeloaders,” Casey told the Sunday Times.

From TheJournal.ie Greta Thunberg tells EU it needs 'cathedral-thinking' on climate change Notre Dame

Greta Thunberg tells EU it needs 'cathedral-thinking' on climate change

“Notre Dame will be rebuilt”, Thunberg told MEPs, “I hope its foundations are strong, I hope ours are even stronger.”

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think the UK will leave the EU before Halloween? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the UK will leave the EU before Halloween?

The UK and the EU have agreed a flexible Brexit extension until 31 October.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how the UK front pages reacted to the new Brexit Halloween deadline British Papers

Here's how the UK front pages reacted to the new Brexit Halloween deadline

Four of the tabloids didn’t choose the Brexit extension as their front page story at all.

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