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Connected and Automated Mobility

Tweet The consultation aims to identify from the general public and relevant stakeholders (car manufacturers, connectivity providers, service providers, telecom providers, end-users, public authorities, health comunity and civil society organisations) which are the main challenges linked to the deployment of connected and automated cars. The input will

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Call for tender: Provision of sound files to Irish radio stations

Tweet The European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland has launched a call to tender for the provision of sound files to Irish radio stations on developments during European Parliament plenary sessions and the production of occasional podcasts on European Parliament policy issues. Click on the link below

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Commission opens in-depth investigation into measures in favour of Ryanair at Frankfurt-Hahn airport

Tweet The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether measures in favour of Ryanair at the German airport of Frankfurt-Hahn are in line with State aid rules. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said: “We will investigate whether regional and local authorities in Germany, against

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Confidence in vaccination is declining: New EU study

Tweet A new EU study on the State of Vaccine Confidence in the EU in 2018 shows that that confidence in vaccination is declining. Seven out of the ten countries with the lowest vaccine confidence in the world are in Europe – four of them (France, Greece,

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More than 8 in 10 satisfied with work-life balance

Tweet More than eight in ten (84%) Irish people (aged under 65 years) are very or fairly satisfied with their work-life balance according to a new Eurobarometer survey. This is above the EU average of 78%. Satisfaction with work-life balance was highest in Austria (90%) and Denmark

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European Commission joins forces with world aquariums to fight plastic pollution

Tweet The European Commission is joining forces with the UN and other international partners to launch a coalition of aquariums to fight plastic pollution. Aquariums all over the world will organise permanent activities in their facilities and will be invited to change their procurement policies, for example

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Commissioner Phil Hogan addresses annual meeting of Macra na Feirme

Tweet On Saturday 27 October, Commissioner Phil Hogan addressed the Annual Meeting of Macra na Feirme hosted by the Thurles Campus of Limerick Institute of Technology. The session was moderated by RTE’s Agriculture Correspondent Damien O’Reilly and focused on discussing the future of the Common Agricultural policy

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25th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty

Tweet The Maastricht Treaty entered into force 25 years ago today, on 1 November 1993. The Maastricht Treaty established the European Union and introduced the co-decision procedure, giving Parliament more say in decision-making. It also introduced new forms of cooperation between EU governments (e.g. on defence and

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New EU rules bring more transparency and information on bank fees for consumers

Tweet Under new EU rules which came into force this week, banks will have to better inform their customers about the fees associated with opening and maintaining bank accounts. They must provide their customers with a Fee Information Document, a standardised document listing the fees related to

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TCD researcher runner-up for EU Horizon Prize on clean air

Tweet Dr John Gallagher of TCD’s Amber Centre was this week announced as the runner-up in the European Commission’s Horizon Prize on Materials for Clean Air. The €3 million prize was won by Dr Jean-Jacques Theron (France) whose team developed a ceramic honeycomb air filter that can

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