A political and economic union consisting of 27 member countries. It is a trading bloc with common trading laws and product regulation for all of its members. The union was originaly the European Coal and Steel Community and was set up after the Second World War to help improve relations between countries. In 1957 it became the European Economic Community and in 1993 the EU was formally established.
# eu - Today’s News
The reluctance of the United States to intervene means the EU must radically rethink how it confronts Russian military power.
# eu - Saturday 30 August, 2014
Leaders have arrived in Brussels for a summit to fill two of the EU’s top jobs. Enda Kenny’s also been talking about Phil Hogan’s prospects…
Leaders meeting in Brussels are likely to boost sanctions against Moscow. “Europe has to act,” France’s Francois Hollande said today.
The EU leaders will also discuss the Ukraine crisis at the special meeting.
# eu - Friday 15 August, 2014
The decision follows a rare summer meeting of EU foreign ministers, including Charlie Flanagan, in Brussels today.
# eu - Wednesday 13 August, 2014
Charlie Flanagan says the EU needs a “strong and unified response to the terror in Northern Iraq”.
# eu - Monday 11 August, 2014
Good sense or Frankenfood? The issue is coming up for debate again in Europe.
Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says the decision is a matter for Jean Claude Juncker…
# eu - Friday 8 August, 2014
The move comes after Russia imposed sanctions on EU and western countries.
This app reads the level of air pollution in your environment.
# eu - Thursday 7 August, 2014
The ban comes after Western countries imposed sanctions against Moscow over its policy on Ukraine.
# eu - Wednesday 30 July, 2014
Eurostat figures also show that EU citizens living in other EU states had a higher employment level last year than people from that state.
# eu - Thursday 24 July, 2014
And it would probably be something a little bit more sophisticated than the piggy bank pictured.
# eu - Tuesday 22 July, 2014
Charlie Flanagan calls for immediate ceasefire to conflict in Gaza, and urges all sides involved in the Ukraine conflict to cooperate on MH17 inquiry.
# eu - Monday 14 July, 2014
Kevin Thornton has warned that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership could lead to the introduction of genetically-modified foods here. The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said that GM foods are safe to eat.
# eu - Friday 11 July, 2014
A record 270,000 European students travelled abroad under the programme last year.
# eu - Thursday 10 July, 2014
Your suggestions are a high-demand commodity.
The ruling means that the layout of Apple’s stores are now registered as a trademark in both the US and EU.
# eu - Friday 27 June, 2014
Moldova and Georgia also signed identical deals with the union this morning.
The British Prime Minister is expected to force a vote on the issue as EU leaders meet today.
# eu - Thursday 26 June, 2014
Leaders will meet at Ypres in Belgium, which was destroyed in World War I.
# eu - Wednesday 25 June, 2014
New app provides by-country road safety details for motorists in the EU.
More than 8 million citizens carried a card in 2013 compared to the previous year.
# eu - Tuesday 24 June, 2014
Data roaming prices being cut by more than half across the EU from 1 July 2014, but Neelie Kroes says that it is ‘not enough’.
Meanwhile, Putin calls on Russian parliament to cancel resolution sanctioning Russian military force in Ukraine.
# eu - Monday 23 June, 2014
Emerging markets, like China, are pushing up demand for European food products, according to the European Commission.
# eu - Sunday 22 June, 2014
The Taoiseach said he expects Jean-Claude Juncker to become the next president of the European Commission, but David Cameron is trying to block this from happening.
# eu - Tuesday 17 June, 2014
The Fiscal Advisory Council is urging the government to stick to this year’s target, but promising an easing off of austerity next year.
# eu - Monday 16 June, 2014
The partnership will see both sides cooperate in 5G research as well as developing a target timeline for the technology by the end of 2015.
# eu - Saturday 14 June, 2014
An Taisce has branded such policies as “unsustainable”.
# eu - Friday 13 June, 2014
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.
# eu - Thursday 12 June, 2014
Seven victims of human trafficking were identified in Ireland over the past 48 hours.
The postdoctoral fellowship programme, valued at €4.6m, aims to expand the capacity of the Irish energy sector, which is said to be short of qualified personnel.
The European Court of Justice originally fined Intel in 2009 after it said the company had offered clients price rebates to use its computer chips instead of its rival AMD.
# eu - Saturday 7 June, 2014
The Juan Sebastián de Elcano, the third-largest tall ship in the world, is staying over for five days.
Such a probe would be ‘worrying’ according to Fianna Fáil.
# eu - Thursday 5 June, 2014
There is a tragedy unfolding in the Mediterranean – and it’s not just the responsibility of southern European states.
# eu - Tuesday 3 June, 2014
Disappointing inflation figures mean we’re likely to see some action this month, but will it make a difference?
# eu - Thursday 29 May, 2014
It’s one of a number of details conatined in EU-wide research on digital habits.
# eu - Wednesday 28 May, 2014
The review, if it goes ahead, could help Facebook avoid potential antitrust reviews from multiple EU member states.