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Brussels media complain at “secretive” signing of Brexit deal

Brussels media complain at “secretive” signing of Brexit deal

| Januari 24, 2020

A row has blown up between Brussels-based journalists and the European Commission press service. The Brexit agreement, which will go before the European Parliament on Wednesday, was signed last night by the Presidents of the European Commission and European Council, Ursula van der Leyen and Charles Michel – but it was done behind closed doors. […]

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Ireland records third biggest house-price fall in EU

Ireland records third biggest house-price fall in EU

| Januari 24, 2020

Ireland saw the third largest fall in house prices in the EU between 2007 and autumn 2019. Figures just published by Eurostat show that Greece at 40 per cent and Romania at 27 per cent, recorded the largest decline in property prices. Tim Hayes, political director with the EU Representation in Ireland, says the decline […]

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EU parliament committee accept Brexit deal – but not everyone

EU parliament committee accept Brexit deal – but not everyone

| Januari 23, 2020

The UK’s Brexit deal has won approval at the European Parliament – but some MEPs are unhappy about it. After the vote at the extraordinary meeting of the EP Committee on Constitutional Affairs, long-seving Socialist member Richard Corbett raised a dissenting voice – and says he’s not alone…

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MEPs seek better consumer protection in age of AI

MEPs seek better consumer protection in age of AI

| Januari 23, 2020

The European Parliament has taken steps to improve consumer and patient protection in the growing use of artificial intelligence. The chair of the Internal Market committee, Belgian Green MEP Petra Desutter, said that everything has changed since consumer protection laws were introduced 35 years ago and they must be updated. The Committee voted overwhelmingly in […]

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Ireland records low EU prisoner rate

Ireland records low EU prisoner rate

| Januari 23, 2020

Ireland continues to have one of the lowest rates of prisoners per capita in the European Union. New figures from Eurostat show that since 2000, there were 77 prisoners in Irish jails for every 100,000 of the population. Finland recorded the lowest rate in the same period at 56 prisoners per 100,000 persons while Lithuania […]

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Europe must be more assertive to overcome crises

Europe must be more assertive to overcome crises

| Januari 22, 2020

Europe must be more assertive to de-escalate conflicts and build confidence. That was the message of EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to the World Economic Forum today in Davos. She said a stable future for Europe and its neighbours will depend on our ability to bring conflicting partners together and resolve differences…

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EU Commission puts dealing with climate change top of its agenda

EU Commission puts dealing with climate change top of its agenda

| Januari 22, 2020

The five biggest threats to Europe’s economy come from climate change. That’s the finding of research by the World Economic Forum, now meeting in Davos, Switzerland. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told delegates that her team will do everything in its power to make Europe the first carbon-neutral continent by 2050 – and […]

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