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From TheJournal.ie EU launches probe into Amazon's use of third-party sellers data Competition Rules

EU launches probe into Amazon's use of third-party sellers data

Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the investigation would be completed as a matter of priority.

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 Von der Leyen 'ready' to back Brexit delay in pitch to MEPs for European Commission president bid New Eu

Von der Leyen 'ready' to back Brexit delay in pitch to MEPs for European Commission president bid

MEPs will vote today on whether to elect the German defence minister to the European Commission top job.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you happy with Phil Hogan getting a second term? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you happy with Phil Hogan getting a second term?

Hogan previously served as the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development.

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan nominated for a second term as Ireland's European Commissioner Mercosur

Phil Hogan nominated for a second term as Ireland's European Commissioner

There had been speculation that Hogan would lose the Taoiseach’s support after the fallout from the Mercosur trade deal.

From TheJournal.ie Telecoms group concerned about Eir's €1bn claim and will consider legal action against the Irish government National Broadband Plan

Telecoms group concerned about Eir's €1bn claim and will consider legal action against the Irish government

Eir’s CEO told an Oireachtas committee recently that it could deliver the NBP for less than €1 billion.

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 '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 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 UK's porn blocking laws to be delayed again Age Verification

UK's porn blocking laws to be delayed again

The laws were to be introduced on 15 July, but are to be delayed because of bureaucratic, legal issues.

From TheJournal.ie The EU's Game of Thrones: Merkel and Macron clash over who should replace Juncker European Commission

The EU's Game of Thrones: Merkel and Macron clash over who should replace Juncker

The German Chancellor prefers Manfred Weber, while Macron wants a centre-left pick, or one of two French candidates.

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 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 If UK seek long extension, they'll have to run candidates in European elections, says Coveney Brexit

If UK seek long extension, they'll have to run candidates in European elections, says Coveney

The man tipped to be the next EC president says the UK is ‘infecting’ Europe’s decision-making process..

From TheJournal.ie Rising rents and lack of social housing has driven up homelessness in Ireland, EU warns European Commission

Rising rents and lack of social housing has driven up homelessness in Ireland, EU warns

The European Commission report was highly critical of Ireland’s housing policy.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach won't accept Brexit border promises that 'it will be alright on the night' Bad News

Taoiseach won't accept Brexit border promises that 'it will be alright on the night'

A European Commission spokesman said today that it’s “pretty obvious” that a no-deal Brexit would lead to a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie EU reaches landmark agreement to cut usage of single-use plastics Environment

EU reaches landmark agreement to cut usage of single-use plastics

The directive will come into effect in two years time if it is passed.

From TheJournal.ie Irish 18-year-olds can now avail of 12,000 free interrail tickets to travel around Europe next summer Interrailing

Irish 18-year-olds can now avail of 12,000 free interrail tickets to travel around Europe next summer

Winning applicants will have the opportunity to travel between 15 April and 31 October 2019.

From TheJournal.ie EU secures funding to roll out free WiFi hotspots to public spaces Wifi4eu

EU secures funding to roll out free WiFi hotspots to public spaces

Local authorities can apply for vouchers worth €15,000 to provide free public WiFi in town centres, parks, libraries and museums.

From TheJournal.ie European Commission withdraws ECJ case against Ireland after €13.1 billion Apple tax is recovered State Aid

European Commission withdraws ECJ case against Ireland after €13.1 billion Apple tax is recovered

Ireland completed the recovery of the aid on 6 September.

From TheJournal.ie Chances of Brexit agreement have 'increased', Jean-Claude Juncker says Brexit

Chances of Brexit agreement have 'increased', Jean-Claude Juncker says

The change in tone comes two days after EU Council President Donald Tusk gave London a stern warning that time was running out to strike a deal.

From TheJournal.ie To reach EU targets Ireland needs to increase its plastic recycling by 80% OFF TARGET

To reach EU targets Ireland needs to increase its plastic recycling by 80%

According to Repak, Ireland’s plastic recycling must increase to 175,000 tonnes by 2030 to reach new EU targets.

From TheJournal.ie Charlie Flanagan has 'open mind' about scrapping seasonal time changes Clocked

Charlie Flanagan has 'open mind' about scrapping seasonal time changes

The President of the European Commission has proposed to end the changes in Europe next year.

From TheJournal.ie Lights out for halogen lamps as Europe-wide phasing-out of bulbs begins today Lightbulb Moment

Lights out for halogen lamps as Europe-wide phasing-out of bulbs begins today

EU member states agreed to withdrawing the inefficient bulbs from the market in 2009.

From TheJournal.ie European Commission opens case against Ireland over levels of drinking water contamination Trihalomethanes

European Commission opens case against Ireland over levels of drinking water contamination

Earlier this year Irish Water was fined for delays in carrying out work at six water treatment plans in Donegal to reduce levels.

From TheJournal.ie UK trade secretary says Britain likely to leave EU without a deal Liam Fox

UK trade secretary says Britain likely to leave EU without a deal

Liam Fox put the chances of a no-deal departure at “60-40″.

From TheJournal.ie 'Nonsensical': Restaurants are fighting an EU bid to mandate free tap water for all Water Charges

'Nonsensical': Restaurants are fighting an EU bid to mandate free tap water for all

Trade groups believe a European proposal will unfairly burden businesses.

From TheJournal.ie Pressure mounts on GAA after Liam Miller tribute match sells out within minutes Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Pressure mounts on GAA after Liam Miller tribute match sells out within minutes

The move may fall foul of a 2016 ruling by the European Commission over a €30m grant from the Government for the stadium’s redevelopment.

From TheJournal.ie New Brexit secretary says he will 'intensify' talks with EU Dominic Raab

New Brexit secretary says he will 'intensify' talks with EU

Meanwhile, the EU has urged members to “step up preparations” for all Brexit outcomes before the 30 March deadline.

From TheJournal.ie EU's Jean-Claude Juncker calls for 'respect' over stumbling incident Sciatica

EU's Jean-Claude Juncker calls for 'respect' over stumbling incident

He has said he was suffering from sciatica when he repeatedly stumbled at a NATO summit.

From TheJournal.ie Google just got fined a whopping €4.3 billion for its conduct regarding its Android system Ouch

Google just got fined a whopping €4.3 billion for its conduct regarding its Android system

The fine relates to the online giant allegedly using its Android phone operating system to further its own dominance of the search engine market.

From TheJournal.ie Back pain, not alcohol, caused Juncker summit stumble, according to EU Unsteady

Back pain, not alcohol, caused Juncker summit stumble, according to EU

The 63-year-old was seen repeatedly unsteady on his feet at the NATO summit dinner on Wednesday night.

From TheJournal.ie Hate speech, xenophobia, and resentment are 'unrelentingly' on the rise across Europe Getting Worse

Hate speech, xenophobia, and resentment are 'unrelentingly' on the rise across Europe

The annual report of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance paints a bleak picture of the levels of tolerance currently being seen across the EU.

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan: 'I don’t think the British are in a very coherent position at the moment' Europhil

Phil Hogan: 'I don’t think the British are in a very coherent position at the moment'

Ireland’s EU commissioner said that the Irish government’s patience is wearing thin.

From TheJournal.ie How can you bag some free InterRail tickets? Irish Young People

How can you bag some free InterRail tickets?

The new scheme will provide 140 free InterRail tickets to 18 year olds that can cost up to €700

From TheJournal.ie Plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds could be banned across the EU Marine Litter This post contains videos

Plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds could be banned across the EU

Some 500,000 tonnes of plastic waste from the EU end up in the sea every year.

From TheJournal.ie Building firm CRH is no longer Ireland's biggest company as a familiar name shoots to the top of the tree Policy And Economy

Building firm CRH is no longer Ireland's biggest company as a familiar name shoots to the top of the tree

Tech giant Apple has made a meteoric rise up the leaderboard of the country’s largest businesses.

From TheJournal.ie European Commission clears way for Ireland's sugar tax to start next week Tax

European Commission clears way for Ireland's sugar tax to start next week

The tax on sugar-sweetened drinks was first announced as part of Budget 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Date for sugar tax pushed back three weeks from 6 April to 1 May Delay

Date for sugar tax pushed back three weeks from 6 April to 1 May

The date has been pushed back to ensure the tax complies with EU State aid law.

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