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Phil Hogan: Safeguarding the Food Chain

TweetAgriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan told a Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) conference in Dublin last Friday that: “In Europe we still treasure the family farm model and all it represents for our rural areas. The European Commission wants this principle to continue, distinguishing

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Dublin, 19th October Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe

TweetEU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc and Brian Hayes MEP will host a Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe on Thursday 19 October in Dublin. It’s in the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Registration is from 5.45 pm and we kick off at 6.15

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Path to Taxation of Digital Economy

Tweet “The current tax framework does not fit with modern realities.” So said the European Commission this week, as it announced its plan to tackle the issue of how to tax international digital companies. The aim is to ensure a coherent EU approach to taxing the digital

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EU Canada Agreement to benefit Irish business

Tweet Business opportunities for Irish companies look set to boom from today (21 September) as the new EU-Canada trade agreement comes in to effect. At present, Irish exports to Canada are worth €1.4 billion per year but this will now increase under the deal. Irish exports of

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Apprenticeships abroad: Commission gives boost to long-term placements across the EU

TweetThe European Commission is pre-financing seven pilot projects that offer long-term apprenticeships abroad. The aim of these projects is to test experiment placements of at least 6 months, in an effort to promote apprenticeships abroad of a longer duration. Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour

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G7 Statement on North Korea

TweetWe, the G7 Leaders condemn in the strongest possible terms the new nuclear test conducted by North Korea and express our solidarity to the countries of the region for the consequences of Pyongyang’s irresponsible behaviour. North Korea, as the only country to have performed nuclear tests in

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Partnership Framework on Migration: Joint management of migration shows positive results

TweetThe Fifth progress report on the Partnership Framework on Migration, presented today by the Commission and the High Representative, shows that measures put in place to better manage migration along the Central Mediterranean Route and with partners in Africa are starting to bear fruits. The number of

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European Agenda on Migration

TweetMigration continues to be one of the main preoccupations of the European Union and its citizens today. But as the reports we are presenting today clearly show, the difference between now and just two years ago, is like night and day. While we still have many challenges

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First tripartite political meeting ahead of Transparency Register negotiations

TweetPolitical representatives from the European Commission, Parliament and Council met today to exchange views on the state of play regarding the proposal for an inter-institutional agreement on a mandatory Transparency Register. The three EU institutions agreed on the political importance of this issue and underlined their commitment

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Consumer Authorities and the European Commission urge Volkswagen to finalise repairs of all cars affected by emissions scandal

TweetToday the EU consumer authorities and the European Commission sent a joint letter to the CEO of Volkswagen urging the group to swiftly repair all cars affected by the “dieselgate” scandal. This is part of a coordinated action by EU consumer authorities to make sure that the

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