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From TheJournal.ie Over 30% of all plastic exported from Europe may not be recycled, according to Irish study Plastic Pollution

Over 30% of all plastic exported from Europe may not be recycled, according to Irish study

The work was carried out by researchers from NUIG and University of Limerick.

From TheJournal.ie So long and thanks for all the fish: Irish fishermen say UK Brexit position could spell 'unmitigated disaster' Brexit Talks

So long and thanks for all the fish: Irish fishermen say UK Brexit position could spell 'unmitigated disaster'

Today had been the date set for both sides to reach an agreement on fisheries. But of course, more time is needed.

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan pulls out from race to take top World Trade Organisation job Staying Put

Phil Hogan pulls out from race to take top World Trade Organisation job

Phil Hogan, Ireland’s EU Trade Commissioner, announced the decision this morning.

From TheJournal.ie EU and Britain intensify talks on post-Brexit future The Countdown Is On

EU and Britain intensify talks on post-Brexit future

The new round of talks in Brussels will be the first to be held face-to-face since the coronavirus shutdown.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We should have tackled climate change 20 years ago but the second best time is now Opinion

Opinion: We should have tackled climate change 20 years ago but the second best time is now

Environmentalist John Gibbons says the programme for government, for all its imperfections, is the best step forward in at least a decade.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's 'air bridges': Real risks virus could be re-imported from Britain, warns Taoiseach Holidays

Ireland's 'air bridges': Real risks virus could be re-imported from Britain, warns Taoiseach

15 June is too soon to open Ireland’s border, says Leo Varadkar.

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan confirms he's looking to run for the top job in the WTO Big Phil Goes Global

Phil Hogan confirms he's looking to run for the top job in the WTO

A departure by Hogan from the European Commission to the WTO would mean Ireland would have to nominate another commissioner.

From TheJournal.ie NI parties deadlocked over whether to extend Brexit transition period Stormont

NI parties deadlocked over whether to extend Brexit transition period

The idea was backed by Sinn Féin and the Alliance Party, but opposed by the DUP and UUP.

From TheJournal.ie EU chief von der Leyen to propose €1 trillion coronavirus recovery fund EU

EU chief von der Leyen to propose €1 trillion coronavirus recovery fund

It comes after Germany and France proposed a €500 billion fund instead of coronabonds – but it’s still not clear if the funds will be loans or grants.

From TheJournal.ie 'It delivers on our promise to the British people': UK bill to end free movement of people passes first hurdle Immigration

'It delivers on our promise to the British people': UK bill to end free movement of people passes first hurdle

Priti Patel said that the points system was “firmer, fairer and simpler system” that will “play a vital role” in the country’s recovery from coronavirus.

From TheJournal.ie 'A financial diuretic': Leo Varadkar and ECB voice support for €500bn Franco-German recovery plan European Union

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach discusses lockdown exit and foreign travel restrictions with EC President Lifting The Lockdown

Taoiseach discusses lockdown exit and foreign travel restrictions with EC President

He briefed her on the gradual steps Ireland is taking to reopen its economy.

From TheJournal.ie Row over 'level playing field' is the major stumbling block to EU-UK trade talks Brexit Fallout

Row over 'level playing field' is the major stumbling block to EU-UK trade talks

Fisheries is the other major stumbling block to agreeing an EU-UK trade deal.

From TheJournal.ie Brussels launches legal action against UK over free movement 'failure' Free Movement

Brussels launches legal action against UK over free movement 'failure'

According to the infringement decision, the UK has failed to “comply with EU law on the free movement of EU citizens”.

From TheJournal.ie 'We had bottles thrown at us, a woman spit on us': Six in 10 LGBT people avoid holding hands in public Discrimination

'We had bottles thrown at us, a woman spit on us': Six in 10 LGBT people avoid holding hands in public

Three in 10 people avoid certain locations for fear of being assaulted, according to a new survey.

From TheJournal.ie EU co-ordination poor and member states 'did their own thing' at start of pandemic, says Taoiseach EU HELP

EU co-ordination poor and member states 'did their own thing' at start of pandemic, says Taoiseach

Micheál Martin said if ever there was a time to reflect on the importance of co-operation between states, this is it.

From TheJournal.ie 'It doesn't seem fair': Some Irish Erasmus students still have to pay rent abroad despite not living there EU

'It doesn't seem fair': Some Irish Erasmus students still have to pay rent abroad despite not living there

Law student Liam Kennedy said that students are being “forced to pay for accommodation we no longer can afford or need”.

From TheJournal.ie Donohoe has 'little reason to doubt' Covid-19 will cause worst economic crisis since Great Depression Rescue Deal

Donohoe has 'little reason to doubt' Covid-19 will cause worst economic crisis since Great Depression

The Finance Minister said Ireland will likely have to access some of the financial supports made available by the EU.

From TheJournal.ie 'Very important step forward': EU finance ministers agree to €500 billion coronavirus rescue deal Rescue Fund

'Very important step forward': EU finance ministers agree to €500 billion coronavirus rescue deal

Demands from Italy and France for pooled borrowing were put aside in order to strike a deal.

From TheJournal.ie Italian PM: EU could fail over coronavirus pandemic Giuseppe Conte

Italian PM: EU could fail over coronavirus pandemic

The EU is at risk of failure because of the Covid-19 crisis, Giuseppe Conte has said.

From TheJournal.ie EU leaders fail to agree a Covid-19 stimulus package Eurozone

EU leaders fail to agree a Covid-19 stimulus package

“We cannot make the same mistakes of the 2008 financial crisis,” Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez warned.

From TheJournal.ie Michel Barnier confirms he has tested positive for Covid-19 Coronavirus

Michel Barnier confirms he has tested positive for Covid-19

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator said he is “in good spirits”.

From TheJournal.ie EU pledges €37 billion for coronavirus crisis and green lights big spending by member states Covid-19

EU pledges €37 billion for coronavirus crisis and green lights big spending by member states

The European Commission has limited firepower to fight an economic downturn.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What’s going on between Turkey and Greece and the EU? Border Problems

Explainer: What’s going on between Turkey and Greece and the EU?

Talks on the migrant crisis are being held today – here’s the background to the situation.

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan insists no-deal Brexit threat won't 'cut the ice' in trade talks Mr Ice

Phil Hogan insists no-deal Brexit threat won't 'cut the ice' in trade talks

Hogan said that he’s trying to allow apples and pears from the EU to be exported to the US as part of a possible new EU trade deal.

From TheJournal.ie First EU official in Brussels tests positive for Covid-19 Coronavirus

First EU official in Brussels tests positive for Covid-19

The male official had recently returned from Italy.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: EU raises risk level to 'moderate to high' Coronavirus

Covid-19: EU raises risk level to 'moderate to high'

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control updated the risk level facing the EU.

From TheJournal.ie At least 13,000 migrants and refugees gather at Greek border as fighting escalates in Syria Idlib

At least 13,000 migrants and refugees gather at Greek border as fighting escalates in Syria

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened his country’s borders with Europe.

From TheJournal.ie UK to withdraw from European arrest warrant scheme Post Brexit

UK to withdraw from European arrest warrant scheme

The British Government said it wanted to reach its own, separate fast-track extradition arrangement with Brussels.

From TheJournal.ie UK could walk away from EU trade talks if progress not made by June Brexit

UK could walk away from EU trade talks if progress not made by June

The UK has published its negotiating guidelines ahead of talks with Brussels on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie EU to demand 'level playing field' and access to UK waters in Brexit trade talks CULTURAL OBJECTS

EU to demand 'level playing field' and access to UK waters in Brexit trade talks

The terms also include a controversial clause stating that Britain should “return unlawfully removed cultural objects to their countries of origin”.

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.

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