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Irish people among the most positive about the impacts of immigration

Tweet A new EU survey on the Integration of Immigrants in the EU reveals that 80% of Irish people, highest in the EU, feel that the integration of most immigrants is successful in their local area or country. The EU average is 54% with people least positive

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New EU measures to deny terrorists and criminals the means and space to act

Tweet The European Commission this week proposed new measures to: bolster the security of identity cards and reduce document fraud; provide law enforcement and judicial authorities with access to electronic evidence and financial information; further restrict terrorists’ access to explosives precursors; and strengthen controls on the import

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President Juncker at the European Council

TweetUnity, urgency and pragmatism marked the Spring European Council where EU leaders showed strong determination on delivering on key priorities European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker participated yesterday and today at the European Council where EU leaders sent out a message that Europe is both united and focused

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20 hackers arrested in EUR 1 million bank phishing scam

TweetA two-year long cybercrime investigation between the Romanian Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and terrorism – Central Structure, Romanian National Police, the Prosecution Office of Milan and the Italian National Police, with the support of Eurojust, Europol and its Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce, has led to the

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February 2018 Euro area unemployment at 8.5% – EU28 at 7.1%

TweetThe euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.5% in February 2018, down from 8.6% in January 2018 and from 9.5% in February 2017. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since December 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.1%. Read more…

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Commission takes further action to better protect workers against cancer-causing chemicals

TweetThe Commission proposes to limit workers’ exposure to five cancer-causing chemicals, in addition to the 21 substances that have already been limited or proposed to be limited since the beginning of this mandate. Estimates show that today’s proposal would improve working conditions for over 1,000,000 EU workers

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Call for experts for group on liability and new technologies

TweetThe European Commission is launching an expert group on liability and new technologies and is looking for experts on Artificial Intelligence, advanced robotics, the Internet of Things and more. The deadline for application is 30 April 2018. Read more…

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Irish partner in EU funded archaeology project

TweetThe Centre for Archaeology and Innovation Ireland is a partner in the EU-funded ARIADNE project which has created a registry of archaeological repositories and a portal to search and access them. The portal allows users to filter their search by time period (e.g. the first century BC),

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One in three Irish people never exercise or play sport

TweetA new Eurobarometer report reveals that the share of Irish people who never exercise or play sport is among the lowest in the EU at 34% and exactly half the share in Bulgaria, Greece and Portugal (all 68%). The EU average is 46% dropping to 15% in

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Commission wants cheap euro transfers everywhere in the Union and fairer currency conversions

TweetThe European Commission wants to make cross-border payments in euro cheaper across the entire EU. Under current rules, there is no difference for euro area residents or businesses if they carry out euro transactions in their own country or with another euro area Member State. Under the

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