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From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael MEPs call for investigation into whether EU arms exports have been used against US civilians Joint Letter

Fine Gael MEPs call for investigation into whether EU arms exports have been used against US civilians

The five MEPs co-signed a letter to Josep Borrell ahead of a debate in the EU parliament next week.

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 Have you heard about Fine Gael's dubious colleagues in Brussels? Opinion

Have you heard about Fine Gael's dubious colleagues in Brussels?

The party’s uncritical acceptance of 14 Hungarian MEPs that represent Viktor Orban’s far right Fidesz would make you question its priorities in the EU, writes Lynn Boylan.

From TheJournal.ie Enda's 'Personal intervention' led to Lucinda quitting Euro job Gone

Enda's 'Personal intervention' led to Lucinda quitting Euro job

The former Europe Minister has resigned as EPP Vice President. It’s claimed the Taoiseach asked party bosses to remove her from the role earlier this summer.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe Brian Hayes

Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe

The former prime minister of Luxembourg is part of a developing crisis that threatens to be one of the greatest faced by the European Union.

From TheJournal.ie Angela Merkel: The rise of populist parties is remarkable and regrettable Elections 2014

Angela Merkel: The rise of populist parties is remarkable and regrettable

But she is happy today with her own party wins.

From TheJournal.ie Merkel: Ireland ‘has gone through difficult times, but has braved those times’ EPP Congress

Merkel: Ireland ‘has gone through difficult times, but has braved those times’

Meanwhile, delegates at the European People’s Party congress have selected former Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker as their nominee for the European Commission presidency.

The 7 meanest things people said about Bono's speech in Dublin EPP
From TheJournal.ie Bono: 'The Irish people bailed the Irish people out' EPP Congress This post contains videos

Bono: 'The Irish people bailed the Irish people out'

The U2 frontman has been addressing delegates at the European People’s Party congress in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: Gardaí injured in clashes with protesters at European People’s Party congress Austerity This post contains images

Pics: Gardaí injured in clashes with protesters at European People’s Party congress

Three men were arrested as groups of anti-austerity protesters demonstrated outside the Convention Centre in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie Political heavyweights? Kenny Egan met Vitali Klitschko in Dublin today (PIC) EPP Congress
From TheJournal.ie Vitali Klitschko: 'I know better than anyone, no fight, no win' EPP Congress

Vitali Klitschko: 'I know better than anyone, no fight, no win'

Yulia Tymoshenko and Klitschko have addressed the EPP Congress in Dublin where the situation in Ukraine has dominated.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why Angela Merkel and loads of other top EU leaders will be in Dublin today European People's Party

Here's why Angela Merkel and loads of other top EU leaders will be in Dublin today

The two-day European People’s Party congress gets under way at the Convention Centre in Dublin later today.

From TheJournal.ie Mitchell cites technicality as he is only Irish MEP to abstain from EU anti-homophobia vote On The Fence

Mitchell cites technicality as he is only Irish MEP to abstain from EU anti-homophobia vote

The Fine Gael MEP and former presidential candidate was the only Irish MEP not to vote in favour of the final resolution but insisted he supports the resolution.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: I fully expect to lead Fine Gael into the next election Enda's Choice

Taoiseach: I fully expect to lead Fine Gael into the next election

Enda Kenny is “flattered” by being linked to two top European jobs that become available next year, but has insisted he intends to lead his party into the next general election.

From TheJournal.ie 'He’s very highly regarded': MEPs back Taoiseach for EU job - but they don't think he'll take it Enda's Choice

'He’s very highly regarded': MEPs back Taoiseach for EU job - but they don't think he'll take it

European Council president Herman van Rompuy is said to have approached one Irish MEP, asking them to find out if Kenny is interested in taking one of two top EU jobs that become available next year.

From TheJournal.ie There's something about Enda: Taoiseach 'being seriously talked about' for EU job Enda's Choice

There's something about Enda: Taoiseach 'being seriously talked about' for EU job

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has confirmed that his party leader is being talked about in Brussels as a possible European Commission or European Council president.

From TheJournal.ie Lucinda Creighton to come face-to-face with Enda Kenny in Brussels today Awkward

Lucinda Creighton to come face-to-face with Enda Kenny in Brussels today

It is likely to be the pair’s first meeting since the former junior minister was expelled from the Fine Gael parliamentary party in July.

From TheJournal.ie The next head of the European Commission will probably be chosen in Dublin European Union

The next head of the European Commission will probably be chosen in Dublin

The European People’s Party, the biggest group in the European Parliament, is choosing its candidate in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland is a special case': Kenny and Merkel commit to improving bailout Bank Debts

'Ireland is a special case': Kenny and Merkel commit to improving bailout

Enda Kenny and Angela Merkel issue a joint statement describing Ireland as “a special case” financially.

From TheJournal.ie Merkel blasts ‘fake solutions’ as EU leaders head to Brussels Crunchzeit

Merkel blasts ‘fake solutions’ as EU leaders head to Brussels

The German chancellor says short-term measures to stop Spain and Italy from going under won’t cut it.

From TheJournal.ie MEPs approve Kevin Cardiff's nomination to Court of Auditors Court Of Auditors

MEPs approve Kevin Cardiff's nomination to Court of Auditors

The European Parliament has this morning approved the nomination of Kevin Cardiff to the European Court of Auditors.

From TheJournal.ie MEPs set to vote on Cardiff's nomination for Court of Auditors job Court Of Auditors

MEPs set to vote on Cardiff's nomination for Court of Auditors job

The European Parliament’s plenary session will vote in Strasbourg this morning, and is expected to back Cardiff’s candidacy.

From TheJournal.ie Largest MEP grouping confirms backing for Kevin Cardiff nomination Court Of Auditors

Largest MEP grouping confirms backing for Kevin Cardiff nomination

The European People’s Party, the largest group of MEPs, will vote in favour of Cardiff’s nomination to the European Court of Auditors.

From TheJournal.ie Kenny and Sarkozy underline differences ahead of crunch EU summit Debt Crisis

Kenny and Sarkozy underline differences ahead of crunch EU summit

Speaking at an EPP congress in Marseille, Kenny wants Europe to use the treaty it has – and Sarkozy demands a new one.

From TheJournal.ie EU leaders head to Brussels for make-or-break euro summit Le Crunch

EU leaders head to Brussels for make-or-break euro summit

Over a dozen heads of state – including Enda Kenny and Angela Merkel – will meet in Marseille before the crisis summit.

When Enda met Jose: the Hollywood version

Fine Gael’s official video of Kenny and Noonan’s meeting with Jose Manuel Barroso takes on a Mission: Impossible feel.