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From TheJournal.ie Dependents of EU citizens entitled to claim social welfare benefits, High Court rules Courts

Dependents of EU citizens entitled to claim social welfare benefits, High Court rules

The judgement could allow thousands of dependents of non-Irish EU nationals living in the Republic to claim benefits.

From TheJournal.ie Further clarity needed on NI business and trade in UK's protocol plan, EU House of Lords committee says Brexit

Further clarity needed on NI business and trade in UK's protocol plan, EU House of Lords committee says

It has been nearly two weeks since the UK published its proposal for the Northern Ireland protocol.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney seeks approval for new Brexit omnibus bill as he warns ministers there may be no trade deal Brexit

Coveney seeks approval for new Brexit omnibus bill as he warns ministers there may be no trade deal

The UK government has said it will not request an extension to the transition period – and will reject any such request from the EU.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why is Germany suddenly backing the EU recovery fund? European Union

Explainer: Why is Germany suddenly backing the EU recovery fund?

Experts say the scale of the crisis and a German constitutional court ruling might have something to do with it.

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 Merkel and Macron agree €500 billion virus recovery plan for Europe Franco-german Push

Merkel and Macron agree €500 billion virus recovery plan for Europe

French President Emmanuel Macron said today that Europe’s action at the start of the crisis wasn’t sufficient.

From TheJournal.ie Top EU court hits back at German ruling on €2 trillion bond-buying scheme ECB

Top EU court hits back at German ruling on €2 trillion bond-buying scheme

The European Court of Justice warns the decision could jeopardise EU legal unity.

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 One-third of Irish people believe there'll be a united Ireland in the EU in the next ten years Survey

One-third of Irish people believe there'll be a united Ireland in the EU in the next ten years

Just 26% of respondents in a survey said they believe there will be a UK-EU trade deal agreed by 31 December.

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 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 House of Lords warns Brexit deal could see Northern Ireland in different time zone to rest of UK Tick Tock

House of Lords warns Brexit deal could see Northern Ireland in different time zone to rest of UK

A report from a House of Lords committee warned Northern Ireland may be legally obliged to be one hour ahead for six months every year.

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 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 Brexit withdrawal agreement would not have been reached without help from Ireland, says Barnier Brexit

Brexit withdrawal agreement would not have been reached without help from Ireland, says Barnier

Michel Barnier met with Varadkar and Helen McEntee this morning in government buildings.

From TheJournal.ie EU will have upper hand in post-Brexit trade talks, Varadkar warns Johnson Brexit

EU will have upper hand in post-Brexit trade talks, Varadkar warns Johnson

The Taoiseach is meeting with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Dublin this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson sidesteps Taoiseach's allegation that he has put UK on course for a ‘harder Brexit’ Oven Ready

Boris Johnson sidesteps Taoiseach's allegation that he has put UK on course for a ‘harder Brexit’

Varadkar said he feared the UK wanted to “undercut” its European rivals on food, health and product safety after exit day.

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 Some Irish communities 'severely affected' by intimidation over drug debt, EU report says Drug Violence

Some Irish communities 'severely affected' by intimidation over drug debt, EU report says

The EU Drug Markets Report 2019 was launched today in Brussels.

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 Minister blames Bercow for making it 'very difficult' to leave EU by October deadline Brexit

Minister blames Bercow for making it 'very difficult' to leave EU by October deadline

“It looks like they may well give us an extension.”

From TheJournal.ie Crunch time for Johnson as he tries to push through Brexit bill in three days Brexit

Crunch time for Johnson as he tries to push through Brexit bill in three days

He faces the first hurdle this evening when MPs vote on the timetable for the bill’s passage through the parliament.

From TheJournal.ie Downing Street 'working hard' amidst reports of Michel Barnier's midnight deadline New Proposals Needed

Downing Street 'working hard' amidst reports of Michel Barnier's midnight deadline

The UK Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay and Michel Barnier met this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 'It takes two to tango': UK and EU officials to resume Brexit talks in Brussels Brexit

'It takes two to tango': UK and EU officials to resume Brexit talks in Brussels

There are doubts about the feasibility of a British proposal to track goods as they move through Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson Brexit

Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson

The talks will indicate whether discussions between the Taoiseach and Prime Minister Boris Johnson paved way for a potential breakthrough.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson: 'We're walking out of the EU on 31 October' Brexit

Boris Johnson: 'We're walking out of the EU on 31 October'

The British PM has written a column for The Sun on Sunday underlining how his recent proposals are key.

From TheJournal.ie Poor air quality prematurely killing over 1,100 in Ireland each year Emissions

Poor air quality prematurely killing over 1,100 in Ireland each year

A smog incident last year nearly called for a public information alert.

From TheJournal.ie 'UK must leave as one nation': Foster refutes reports the DUP would accept Irish Sea checks Denied

'UK must leave as one nation': Foster refutes reports the DUP would accept Irish Sea checks

The London Times reports that the DUP is prepared to accept the North abiding by some EU rules post-Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie EU accused of 'divisive rhetoric' after appointing Vice President for 'Protecting Our Way of Life' Migration

EU accused of 'divisive rhetoric' after appointing Vice President for 'Protecting Our Way of Life'

This title is a rebranding of the Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship portfolio.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people travelling to UK after no-deal Brexit will be able to buy duty free tobacco and alcohol Brexit

Irish people travelling to UK after no-deal Brexit will be able to buy duty free tobacco and alcohol

The EU abolished duty-free shopping between member nations in 1999.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Will Northern Ireland drivers have to display GB stickers on their vehicles if driving in Ireland? Road Traffic Laws

FactCheck: Will Northern Ireland drivers have to display GB stickers on their vehicles if driving in Ireland?

The claim surfaced in the media this week as a result of information published on the UK government’s website.

From TheJournal.ie Irish-based Brits to hold protest against Brexit at Dublin embassy Brits Not Out

Irish-based Brits to hold protest against Brexit at Dublin embassy

Brits Not Out are holding the demonstration on Merrion Road at 6pm on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson says Brexit-blocking MPs and EU guilty of 'terrible collaboration' Bojo

Boris Johnson says Brexit-blocking MPs and EU guilty of 'terrible collaboration'

Johnson made his comments during a Facebook Live video earlier today.

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 Minister 'very concerned' about impact of EU trade deal on Irish beef farmers Mercosur Deal

Minister 'very concerned' about impact of EU trade deal on Irish beef farmers

The Agriculture Minister said the deal has come at a time when the beef sector in Europe is “facing significant uncertainty” because of Brexit.

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 '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 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.

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