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Europe's essential unity is getting stronger  

The future for Europe is bright despite 10-year rollercoaster rise, says José Manuel Barroso OVER the past 10 years, the European Union has endured a series of unprecedented crises, the likes of which we are unlikely to see again. But other, no less daunting challenges lie ahead, and we would do well to remember the lessons learned along the way. One lesson is that unity is not an option; it is a condition sine qua non of the EU’s economic prosperity and political relevance ...

The Irish Examiner Mon, 20 Oct 2014
Survivor nurse returns to Africa to treat Ebola victims  

The British nurse who survived Ebola will begin his second spell treating people infected by the deadly virus after returning to the country where he caught the infection. William Pooley said he was “delighted” to go back to Sierra Leone in West Africa as he attempts to prevent “as many unnecessary deaths as possible” ...

The Irish Examiner Mon, 20 Oct 2014
Minister Charlie Flanagan to meet European counterparts to plan co ordinated response  

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan will meet his European counterparts in Luxembourg today in an attempt to forge a co-ordinated response to the Ebola crisis, which has claimed more than 4,500 lives ...

Irish Times Mon, 20 Oct 2014
Brussels Briefing  

By Ann Cahill European Correspondent Get a taste of some of the interesting and quirky happenings in Europe from our Europe correspondent, Ann Cahill. Ukip struggles to make friends Despite being the most popular party in Britain, Ukip — the UK independence party — had problems putting together the requisite MEPs from seven countries to form its own eurosceptic group in the European Parliament ...

The Irish Examiner Mon, 20 Oct 2014
EU foreign ministers to discuss Ebola  

An employee of a factory tries on special Ebola gear in Berkel en Rodenrijs, The Netherlands European Union foreign ministers are gathering in Luxembourg this morning for a meeting that will be dominated by the global health scare caused by the Ebola virus. Foreign ministers are expected to push for a more co-ordinated approach to the disease at European level ...

RTE Mon, 20 Oct 2014
Barroso warns Cameron on UK Euro scepticism  

David Hughes EU President Jose Manuel Barroso appearing on The Andrew Marr Show. Photo: PA The European Commission president has warned British Prime Minister David Cameron he could make a "historic mistake" by alienating eastern European countries as he attempts to renegotiate the UK's links with Brussels ...

Irish Independent Mon, 20 Oct 2014
Monaghan coach company saves half a million by 8220 eco driving 8221  

Matthew’s Coaches in Monaghan says it has saved approximately half a million euro in eco-driving in Ireland over the past 6 years. Eco-driving is the practice of driving which minimises fuel consumption and the emission of carbon dioxide. Ireland’s transport energy consumption per person is the fifth-highest in Europe, that’s 30% above the EU average ...

Northern Sound Radio Sun, 19 Oct 2014
EU research turning food waste into feed  

Global demand for food is expected to increase by 70% by 2050, while a steep increase in biomass use will also put pressure on agriculture, according to several EU-funded research projects published in conjunction with World Food Day 2014 which took place this week. Feeding the world without damaging the environment is the focus of many and the EU is investing over €4 billion in research and innovation for a European bioeconomy that makes the most of our renewable biological resources ...

Agriland Sun, 19 Oct 2014
EU states must tackle fears over inequality and unemployment says President  

The member states of the European Union need to address citizens’ concerns on unemployment and growing inequality, according to President Michael D Higgins. He was speaking yesterday in a debate at the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) in Dublin. The president pointed to the policy of cohesion developed by former EU Commission chief Jacques Delors in tandem with the creation of the single market ...

Irish Times Thu, 16 Oct 2014
Bus Eacute ireann faces possible loss of euro 160m schools deal  

Bus Éireann faces the possible loss of the €160 million-a-year schools transport contract following a European Commission ruling yesterday. The commission ruled the deal giving Bus Éireann exclusive rights to operate the school transport scheme for the Department of Education was “not compatible with state aid rules” ...

Irish Times Thu, 16 Oct 2014
Home pressures may prove more telling on Merkel Sch auml uble and Co  

As Michael Noonan unveiled the budget in Dublin on Tuesday, another, but not unconnected, debate was taking place in Luxembourg. With euro zone countries due to submit their draft budgetary plans to the European Commission for scrutiny this week, finance ministers gathered for two days of meetings. The economic mood has darkened in Europe in recent months, with fears that the euro zone economy could be tilting again towards recession ...

Irish Times Thu, 16 Oct 2014
Pressure on EU to tackle dairy market  

Farm gate milk prices continue to weaken. Pressure is mounting on the EU Commission to take more effective measures to tackle weakness in the dairy market due to over supply and the Russian import ban ...

Farmers Journal Thu, 16 Oct 2014
Trade surplus up 75 to euro 3.3bn  

By Peter O'Dwyer Reporter The country’s trade surplus rebounded strongly in August from a low ebb the previous month, climbing 75% to €3.3bn. Having dipped to €1.9bn in July, the seasonally-adjusted surplus grew significantly on the back of an increase in exports, figures from the CSO show. Exports climbed 23% from €6.5bn to €7.9bn in August, helping the surplus to recover from its lowest level since 2007 ...

The Irish Examiner Thu, 16 Oct 2014
Serbia and Albania facing stiff Uefa sanctions over melee  

By Martyn Ziegler Serbia and Albania are facing stiff sanctions after Uefa charged the countries with a number of offences following the abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier this week in Belgrade. The match was abandoned after a melee erupted after a mini unmanned drone trailed a pro-Albania flag over the stadium. Uefa has announced that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the football associations of both countries ...

The Irish Examiner Thu, 16 Oct 2014
Garda iacute'engaging with returnees from IS conflict areas'8212 Minister  

Gardaí have already "engaged with returnees from the conflict areas" run by Islamic State, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has confirmed. Ms Fitzgerald also confirmed that three people who travelled from Ireland to fight in Middle East have died ...

The Irish Examiner Thu, 16 Oct 2014
Meet the Cork trio ready to take on Kendall Jenner  

Three young Irish scientists are on TIME's list of the world's 25 most influential teens Time's teens: Ciara Judge, Émer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow. Malala Kendall Jenner. A Nobel Peace Prize-winner, two Kardashians and three science-loving Irish schoolgirls - Time magazine's shortlist of the 25 most influential teenagers in the world certainly makes for interesting reading ...

Irish Independent Thu, 16 Oct 2014
Europe Italy revises GDP and is out of recession  

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi Italy has revised its gross domestic product for the first quarter of 2014 upwards to show a flat quarterly reading, official data showed yesterday. The change indicates that the Eurozone's third-largest economy is not technically in recession. National statistics agency Istat had previously reported a fall in output of 0.1pc for the first quarter from the previous period, and a 0.2pc decline in the second quarter ...

Irish Independent Thu, 16 Oct 2014
Forget France Germany is the true sick man of Europe  

The head of John Lewis landed in hot water by saying that France was finished. But with low spending and an ageing population, Germany is the problem Ambrose Evans-Pritchard Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of Germany's dominance over Europe. Germany graphic1 A more apt symbol of Germany’s malaise is the lack of investment in the vital Kiel canal. The Kaiser Wilhelm Canal in Kiel is crumbling ...

Irish Independent Thu, 16 Oct 2014
EU milk superlevy continues to ignore commercial realities  

By Stephen Cadogan It seems almost unbelievable that the “decision makers” in Brussels will take their foot off the throat of the dairy industry next April. Since 1983, they have controlled European milk production, slapping a fine on farmers every time they went over quota. While European milk production was frozen by Brussels, New Zealand quadrupled its milk production, and on average, its farmers enjoyed a 100% milk price increase ...

The Irish Examiner Thu, 16 Oct 2014
Without growth this spells trouble  

By John Walsh, Business Editor IT IS hard to imagine a budget in the history of the State that attracted more attention from abroad, or at home for that matter. To put yesterday’s budget in context, this is the first time since 2008 that a finance minister did not address the Dáil to announce either tax increases or spending cuts. Instead, there was roughly €400m in tax cuts and €600m in spending increases ...

The Irish Examiner Wed, 15 Oct 2014




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