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 - Sunday 20 April, 2014
Maxim Peshkov said that his country has received no calls from eastern regions to allow them to join the Russian Fedration.
# eu - Friday 18 April, 2014
The 90-year-old leader of Zimbabwe was strongly critical of Europe during a speech today.
# eu - Thursday 17 April, 2014
The four parties have agreed on a way forward following half a day of talks, including a call to disband armed groups that have taken over buildings.
# eu - Wednesday 16 April, 2014
Curved cabs could be on the way in.
# eu - Monday 14 April, 2014
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will travel to Luxembourg to attend the meeting.
# eu - Sunday 13 April, 2014
It comes as the IPCC publishes its latest report on climate change.
Heavily armed separatist militants launched a series of attacks on police headquarters yesterday and Ukrainian forces fought back today.
# eu - Thursday 10 April, 2014
Ireland issued 69 warrants during 2013 and 40 Irish issued warrants resulted in surrenders.
# eu - Tuesday 8 April, 2014
More than half of workers find their workplace stressful, a survey revealed.
# eu - Sunday 6 April, 2014
The 36-year-old Sinn Féin candidate has been in politics since 1999.
# eu - Thursday 3 April, 2014
The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty was signed this time last year.
# eu - Monday 31 March, 2014
The development follows a hastily arranged summit in Paris between John Kerry and the Russian Foreign Minister.
The lack of consensus amongst EU member states over the annexation of Crimea will prove costly for the EU, writes David Moloney.
# eu - Thursday 27 March, 2014
The ruling allows ISPs to decide the best way to combat copyright violations in their respective country.
# eu - Tuesday 25 March, 2014
The price difference in advertised broadband between some EU countries can be as much as 400 per cent.
# eu - Saturday 22 March, 2014
# eu - Friday 21 March, 2014
# eu - Thursday 20 March, 2014
MEPs now say that a problem bank can be closed down in the space of a weekend to avoid markets turmoil on a Monday.
The EU report was published to coincide with International Happiness Day.
# eu - Tuesday 18 March, 2014
The new rates will be in place by this September.
The European Commission says it expects a final agreement of the legislation by December 2014.
# eu - Sunday 16 March, 2014
Crimeans have been going to the polls to decide on whether to leave Ukraine and join Russia. Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has condemned the ballot as ‘illegal’.
# eu - Thursday 13 March, 2014
The European Court of Human Rights has called on Russia to avoid military action, while a protester was stabbed in the west of Ukraine.
The EU, Norway and the Faroe Islands have reached agreement although Simon Coveney expresses reservations.
# eu - Tuesday 11 March, 2014
Everything happening in Leinster House today.
A new €3.8 billion EU initiative, FEAD, will help overcome extreme deprivation in Ireland and all across Europe, writes Emer Costello MEP.
# eu - Monday 10 March, 2014
The largest county council in the country passed a motion calling on the Government to legislate for change.
# eu - Sunday 9 March, 2014
And more to the point – are we “f**ked and brainwashed” by the ‘European Project’?
# eu - Friday 7 March, 2014
Having spent the morning at the EPP Congress, Merkel met with the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste at Government Buildings this afternoon.
The protection available to consumers when they take out credit is still inadequate – despite all the promises that were made after the crash, writes Noeline Blackwell.
# eu - Thursday 6 March, 2014
The decision on whether or not to join the Russia Federation will be put to the people of Crimea on 16 March.
Crimeans will be asked to choose between Russia or Ukraine.
# eu - Wednesday 5 March, 2014
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia will “not allow bloodshed” in Ukraine.
Don’t worry, Alexander Nekrassov still thinks we’re “great people”.
# eu - Tuesday 4 March, 2014
The Russian President has called an end to the drill near Ukraine’s border involving army, navy and airforce troops.
# eu - Monday 3 March, 2014
Diarmuid O’Flynn is calling for a debt write down for Ireland and the abolition of the euro.
Over the last 24 hours, 10 Russian combat helicopters and eight military cargo planes have landed on the Black Sea peninsula.
Russia’s partners in the G8 have condemned Moscow’s military escalation and cancelled their participation in preparations for the group’s summit in Sochi this June.
# eu - Sunday 2 March, 2014
There are 200 days to go.
# eu - Saturday 1 March, 2014
It’s claimed farmers whose cows are born in the Republic and slaughtered in Northern Ireland are being offered lower prices.