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Ireland’s waste water treatment in Court

TweetThe European Commission is taking Ireland to the Court of Justice of the EU for its failure to ensure that urban waste water in 38 communities across the country is adequately collected and treated to prevent serious risks to human health and the environment. Under EU law,

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New affordable housing database

TweetAccess to good-quality affordable housing is a fundamental need and key to achieving a number of social policy objectives, including reducing poverty and enhancing equality of opportunity, social inclusion and mobility. Housing needs are frequently unmet, and today a significant number of people across the OECD are

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Brexit Series – Implications for the Irish financial services sector

TweetThe Irish Centre for European Law is hosting an event on Brexit and the implications for Irish financial services. It will take place in the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 on Wednesday morning, 22 February. Speakers include: the Hon. Mr Justice Max Barrett, Eoghan Murphy

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EU trade deal with Canada approved

TweetThe European Parliament voted this week in favour of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada. CETA will save EU businesses over €500 million a year currently paid in tariffs on goods that are exported to Canada. The EU’s 500 million consumers

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Finger prick test wins EUR 1 million to fight antibiotic resistance

TweetA finger prick test that can show almost instantly whether an infection is bacterial or viral has won EUR 1 million from the EU as part of the first-ever Horizon Prize. It’s important as antibiotics are only effective against bacterial infections yet often the symptoms of bacterial

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Two innovative Irish SMEs to receive EU funding

Two innovative Irish SMEs to receive EU funding

TweetTwo innovative Irish SMEs are to receive Horizon 2020 Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) funding to help bring their innovative projects to market more quickly. Schwundgrad Energie Ltd is the coordinator of the AdD HyStor project (renewable energy project – Adaptive-flywheel/battery Hybrid energy Storage system in Ireland

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€1 billion for EU Transport projects

Tweet New call for proposals to combine Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) with other funding sources, including the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI). The European Commission is launching a new and innovative way to finance transport infrastructure projects in Europe. The call for proposals will seek to

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EU Portability rules agreed

Tweet The rules will reflect new ways in which Europeans enjoy culture and entertainment services online when they travel around the EU. Europeans will soon be able to fully use their online subscriptions to films, sports events, e-books, video games or music services when travelling within the

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Commissioner Hogan to address the IIEA on Brexit, Ireland and the European Union

TweetAbout the Speech: In his address to the IIEA, Commissioner Hogan will discuss the future of Ireland in the EU, and the EU’s role on the global stage in the post-Brexit era. He will also discuss the need to defend European achievements and values in the face

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EU leaders discuss irregular migration

TweetMigration was top of the agenda at the informal summit of EU leaders in Malta last Friday. They adopted the Malta Declaration, which focuses on measures to stem the flow of migration from Libya to Italy. In the declaration they noted that on the Central Mediterranean route

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