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EU has much to do in space for digital age

EU has much to do in space for digital age

| January 21, 2020

The European Commission is urging politicians and business people to get more involved in space research in the digital age. Margrethe VESTAGER, executive Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of preparing Europe for the Digital Age, told the World Economic Forum in Davos today that involvement in space research is vital if EU countries […]

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Commission chief urges politicians and business people to co-operate to save planet

Commission chief urges politicians and business people to co-operate to save planet

| January 21, 2020

As Politicians and business leaders meet in Davos for the 50th World Economic Forum, the head of the European Commission has urged them to work together to save and protect the planet. Ursula von der Leyen, the Commission President, told delegates that it’s possible to have a less exploitive, more considerate form of capitalism. She […]

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UK quitting EU standards no surprise

UK quitting EU standards no surprise

| January 20, 2020

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney today discussed the UK’s imminent divorce from the Union with the EU’s Brexit negotaitor, Michel Barnier.   It was the first meeting since British Chancellor Sajid Javid announced that Britain will move away from meeting EU standards of production.   This announcement, however, was already anticipated, according to the European Commission […]

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Only half of Irish transport users aware of their rights

Only half of Irish transport users aware of their rights

| January 17, 2020

New figures show that only 43 per cent of EU citizens who have travelled by air, long-distance rail, coach, ship or ferry in the previous 12 months are aware that rights exist for passengers. Eurobarometer surveyed 30,000 transport users across Europe last year and found only fourteen per cent were specifically aware of their rights […]

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EU wants to lead way to climate neutrality

EU wants to lead way to climate neutrality

| January 16, 2020

The European Commission wants the Union to lead on both climate neutrality and the road to the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Kunming in October 2020, where the world is set to agree on the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.   Virginijus SINKEVICIUS, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, […]

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Ireland’s EU future certain, says Commission chief

Ireland’s EU future certain, says Commission chief

| January 16, 2020

Ireland’s future in the EU is safe after Britain leaves, says the new head of the European Commission.   Ursula van der Leyen visited Dublin for talks with the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, and told reporters that all the tough negotiating with Britain has brought results…

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Taoiseach stresses need for UK trade deal

Taoiseach stresses need for UK trade deal

| January 16, 2020

Getting a trade deal with a post-Brexit UK is essential, according to the Taoiseach.  Leo Varadkar has been discussing Ireland’s EU future with European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, who’s been visiting Dublin.  He told reporters that a trade deal with a post-Brexit UK is urgently needed…

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