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Tá an Coimisiún Eorpach ag lorg aistritheoirí Gaeilge

10/17/2014

Tá an Coimisiún Eorpach ag lorg aistritheoirí Gaeilge

Tá dea-scéala ann d’aistritheoirí Gaeilge. Tá Ard-Stiúrthóireacht Aistriúcháin an Choimisiúin Eorpaigh ag iarraidh aistritheoirí a earcú ar chonarthaí sealadacha a mhairfidh trí bliana ar a mhéad. Sa Bhruiséil a bheidh na haistritheoirí ag obair. Foilsíodh an Glao ar Iarratais Dé Luain an 6 Deireadh Fómhair 2014 agus tá go dtí an Aoine an 14 Samhain 2014 ag daoine chun iarratas a chur isteach.  More...

EU & Japan researchers join forces to deliver the 1 Gigabit Olympics

10/17/2014

EU & Japan researchers join forces to deliver the 1 Gigabit Olympics

The European Commission and Japan are announcing today four research projects developing new technologies for high-speed networks in highly-dense user areas. Joint investments amount to €12 million and more than 40 partners are involved.  More...

Trafficking in human beings 2010-2012: European Commission Report

10/17/2014

Trafficking in human beings 2010-2012: European Commission Report

During the years 2010-2012, EU Member States registered 30,146 victims of trafficking in human beings. The Irish figures for the same period reveal that 183 victims of alleged human trafficking were identified.  More...

EU research turning food waste into feed

10/16/2014

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. Feeding the world without damaging the environment is the focus of World Food Day 2014 – and the goal of several EU-funded research projects.  More...

Gas stress test: Cooperation is key to cope with supply interruption

10/16/2014

Gas stress test: Cooperation is key to cope with supply interruption

What will happen if Russian gas supplies are interrupted this winter? Will homes and companies have the energy they need? What can the EU and Member States do?  More...

Commission invites Ireland to update compensation arrangements for school bus scheme; closes in-depth investigation into Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus

10/15/2014

Commission invites Ireland to update compensation arrangements for school bus scheme; closes in-depth investigation into Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus

Following an in-depth investigation the European Commission has concluded that arrangements to compensate state-owned Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus, the two principal bus companies in Ireland, for the operation of bus services across Ireland and for the transport of schoolchildren, were put in place before the liberalisation of the EU bus sector when EU state aid rules were not yet applicable to this industry sector (i.e. the measures constitute "existing aid").  More...

Making EU law lighter, simpler and less costly – taking stock of achievements

10/14/2014

Making EU law lighter, simpler and less costly – taking stock of achievements

Today, the Commission is taking stock of its efforts to make EU law lighter, simpler and less costly. Under the title "Smart Regulation in the EU – Building on a Strong Foundation" politicians, stakeholders and experts have been examining the achievements and persisting challenges in the field of smart regulation, administrative burden reduction and better implementation of EU legislation.  More...

Hozier wins European music award

10/14/2014

Hozier wins European music award

Hozier is among the winners of the 2015 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), celebrating the best new pop, rock and dance acts in Europe which have achieved cross-border chart success. The winners were announced today by the European Commission and Eurosonic Noorderslag, the European music conference and showcase festival.  More...

Extraordinary success for Irish students from Kinsale!

10/14/2014

Extraordinary success for Irish students from Kinsale!

When Ciara Judge, Émer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow from Kinsale Community School, Cork, entered their project ‘A statistical investigation of the effects of diazotroph bacteria on plant germination’ which investigated the benefits of diazotrophs during the germination stage of plant growth to the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) in January 2013 little did they know what lay ahead.  More...

European Commission and data industry launch €2.5 billion partnership to master big data

10/13/2014

European Commission and data industry launch €2.5 billion partnership to master big data

The European Commission and Europe's data industry have committed to invest €2.5 billion in a public-private partnership (PPP) that aims to strengthen the data sector and put Europe at the forefront of the global data race.  More...

Commission adopts detailed prudential rules for banks and insurers to stimulate investment in the economy

10/10/2014

Commission adopts detailed prudential rules for banks and insurers to stimulate investment in the economy

The European Commission has today adopted delegated acts under the Solvency II Directive and the Capital Requirements Regulation which will help promote high quality securitisation, ensure that banks have sufficient liquid assets in testing circumstances and introduce international comparability to leverage ratios.  More...

Ireland embraces coding-EU Code Week

10/10/2014

Ireland embraces coding-EU Code Week

Ireland has the second highest numbers of activities for EU Code Week, starting tomorrow 11 October until 17 October. EU Code Week is a European Commission initiative to encourage people to improve their digital skills, especially in coding. There will be events across the country to suit every age group and skill level.  More...

EU tech captures the movements of Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie sport heroes

10/10/2014

EU tech captures the movements of Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie sport heroes

Four Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie athletes were in studio today to have their movements recorded by high-tech capture technologies to preserve and promote culturally significant European traditional sports like Gaelic games for future generations.  More...

EU research helps fish farmers become more competitive

10/09/2014

EU research helps fish farmers become more competitive

Aquaculture holds the promise of reducing the need to catch wild fish. Global demand for fish is increasing, putting many species in danger from overfishing. Fish farming, or aquaculture, is taking some of the pressure off these stocks – half of the fish consumed globally is now produced at fish farms. However, more could be done to make Europe’s aquaculture industry, which employs some 80 000 people, more efficient. By producing more fish in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way, fish farms could further reduce the pressure on Europe’s wild fish stocks.  More...

Commission concludes modified UK measures for Hinkley Point nuclear power plant are compatible with EU rules

10/08/2014

Commission concludes modified UK measures for Hinkley Point nuclear power plant are compatible with EU rules

The European Commission has found revised UK plans to subsidise the construction and operation of a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset to be in line with EU state aid rules. During the in-depth investigation, the UK has agreed to significantly modify the terms of the project financing. As a result, the state aid provided will remain proportionate to the objective pursued, avoiding any undue distortions of competition in the Single Market. The modifications also reduce UK citizens' financial contribution to the project.  More...

The European Bioeconomy: making the concept a reality

10/08/2014

The European Bioeconomy: making the concept a reality

The European Commission has today launched the pilot website of the European Bioeconomy Observatory, marking the latest evidence of progress towards making the European Bioeconomy Strategy a reality. The Observatory is the first attempt to gather and present in one place vital data about the development of the bioeconomy. It will be a critical resource for policy-makers, business people and other stakeholders designing the policies and investments at national and regional level.  More...

10/08/2014

Commissioners Vassiliou and Geoghegan-Quinn welcome Nobel Prize for Chemistry award to EU-funded researcher

The Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2014 was today awarded jointly to Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner "for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy". While Professors Betzig and Moerner work in the US, Professor Hell is German and works at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen and the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg.  More...

10/07/2014

Tom Tynan appointed to Commissioner Phil Hogan’s Cabinet

Mr. Phil Hogan, the incoming EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development has announced the appointment of Tom Tynan to his Cabinet.  More...

Mergers: Commission approves merger between banana companies Chiquita and Fyffes, subject to conditions

10/03/2014

Mergers: Commission approves merger between banana companies Chiquita and Fyffes, subject to conditions

The European Commission has authorised under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed merger between Chiquita Brands International of the US and Fyffes of Ireland. Whilst the merger brings together the number 1 and 2 suppliers of fresh bananas in Europe, the Commission's investigation found that healthy competition will be preserved in the relevant markets, thanks to the two companies' relatively low and decreasing overall share of banana imports into the main Northern European ports, competition from an increasing number of other players and the strong position of supermarkets, which develop their own private label bananas.  More...

Commission proposes €1.5 million for Ireland from Globalisation Fund to support jobs following closure of jewellery firm in Limerick

10/03/2014

Commission proposes €1.5 million for Ireland from Globalisation Fund to support jobs following closure of jewellery firm in Limerick

The European Commission has proposed to provide Ireland with €1.5 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 138 former workers of the jewellery firm Andersen Ireland Limited to find new jobs. The money would also help 138 young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs) to find job opportunities, a possibility offered by the new EGF Regulation. The proposal now goes to the European Parliament and the EU's Council of Ministers for approval.  More...

SMEs need increased access to finance - European Commission report

10/03/2014

SMEs need increased access to finance - European Commission report

SMEs in Ireland, while accounting for 70% of employment in the private sector, will need expanded access to finance. This is according to the annual SMEs Performance Review (based on a review of the implementation of the Small Businesses Act for Europe), published today by the European Commission.  More...

Closing speech by Commissioner-Designate Hogan to the European Parliament Hearings

10/02/2014

Closing speech by Commissioner-Designate Hogan to the European Parliament Hearings

CLOSING REMARKS
European Parliament Hearings   More...

Opening speech by Commissioner-Designate Hogan to the European Parliament Hearings

10/02/2014

Opening speech by Commissioner-Designate Hogan to the European Parliament Hearings

OPENING SPEECH
European Parliament Hearings  More...

New pan-European pension fund to boost researcher mobility

10/01/2014

New pan-European pension fund to boost researcher mobility

Mobility of researchers in Europe received a boost today with the launch of a consortium that aims to establish a new pan-European pension arrangement. Once put in place, the RESAVER initiative would mean that researchers could move freely without having to worry about preserving their supplementary pension benefits.  More...

Research, Innovation and Science Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn receives France’s highest honour

09/26/2014

Research, Innovation and Science Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn receives France’s highest honour

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, has been awarded the Légion d’Honneur by the French government. The award is France’s highest and best known distinction. It is in recognition of Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn's contribution to the European project. Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn received the medal from the French Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research Geneviève Fioraso today at a ceremony in Brussels.  More...

Consumers: Commission improves safety of cosmetics

09/26/2014

Consumers: Commission improves safety of cosmetics

Today the Commission further strengthened the protection of consumers, in particular babies and young children. It adopted two measures restricting the use of three preservatives in cosmetic products.  More...

Keeping EU seaside communities safe from flooding with information from wave and tide conditions from Irish Sea coastlines

09/26/2014

Keeping EU seaside communities safe from flooding with information from wave and tide conditions from Irish Sea coastlines

A room with a seaside view is a luxury for most. But when storms rage and waters rise, the same view can be terrifying. Two EU-funded projects are keeping people and their homes safe with the creation of an early warning system for coastal storms, and a system to help local authorities, builders and developers plan wisely.  More...

Speech by President Barroso at the Climate Summit 2014

09/23/2014

Speech by President Barroso at the Climate Summit 2014

In his address to the UN Climate Leaders Summit in New York today, President Barroso said that: "Climate change is one of the defining threats of our times. It is indeed a generational challenge to which we must all rise. It disrupts societies and economies, undermines development and destroys our global commons. At the same time, climate change also presents an opportunity to reinvent our economies, a chance to reinvent our economies in a cleaner, leaner, greener and more efficient way."  More...

Young Irish scientist awarded in Warsaw-European Union Contest for Young Scientists

09/23/2014

Young Irish scientist awarded in Warsaw-European Union Contest for Young Scientists

Paul Clarke, the winner of the BT Young Scientist 2014 has taken one of the top prizes at the 26th annual European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) in Warsaw today. Mr. Clarke was awarded one of three second prizes for his project entitled: Contributions to cyclic graph theory. The prize is worth €5,000.  More...

UCC shortlisted for 2014 European Business Awards for the Environment

09/22/2014

UCC shortlisted for 2014 European Business Awards for the Environment

The Green Campus Programme in University College Cork has been shortlisted for the 2014 European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE). UCC's finalist place is in The Management Award category, which recognises outstanding strategic vision and management systems that enable continuous improvements in contributions to sustainable development.  More...

64% of employers think international experience is important for recruitment

09/22/2014

Erasmus Impact Study confirms EU student exchange scheme boosts employability and job mobility

Young people who study or train abroad not only gain knowledge in specific disciplines, but also strengthen key skills which are highly valued by employers. A new study on the impact of the European Union's Erasmus student exchange programme shows that graduates with international experience fare much better on the job market.  More...

The European Commission at the 2014 National Ploughing Championships

09/19/2014

The European Commission at the 2014 National Ploughing Championships

The European Commission will host a stand at this year's National Ploughing Championships, which take place in Ratheniska, Co. Laois, from Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25 September. Our stand number is S 297.  More...

Better volcano forecasting at UCD boosted by EU funding

09/19/2014

Better volcano forecasting at UCD boosted by EU funding

Volcanic eruptions are notoriously difficult to predict. With increased seismic activity at Iceland's Bárðarbunga volcano, and lava flowing at nearby Holuhraun, experts are carefully monitoring and analysing large amounts of data being collected from the area.  More...

10 Irish SMEs awarded funding under EU SME Instrument

09/18/2014

10 Irish SMEs awarded funding under EU SME Instrument

The European Commission has today published a list of the 155 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that will be first to benefit from its new €3 billion SME Instrument. 10 Irish SMEs are among the 155 SMEs from 21 countries which will each receive €50,000 to finance feasibility studies for their projects.  More...

Launch of €4 million fund for new Applications in Smart Agriculture

09/17/2014

Launch of €4 million fund for new Applications in Smart Agriculture

A €4 million open call for SMEs and web-entrepreneurs has just been launched by South East BIC, based in Waterford. South East BIC is the Irish partner in a wider European programme worth €80 million to European SMEs, Startups and web-entrepreneurs using FIWARE Technologies. South East BIC will be funding new ICT products designed for use by farmers and food producers to help them increase productivity while minimising their environmental footprint.  More...

Animal Health: EU to tighten rules on horse passports

09/12/2014

Animal Health: EU to tighten rules on horse passports

A Commission proposal to revise the rules for the identification of horses was endorsed yesterday by EU Member States' experts[1]. This revised Regulation provides a more reliable and safer European system for the registration and identification of horses in the EU. One of the basic aims is to prevent the inadvertent or fraudulent slaughter for human consumption of horses which must be excluded from the food chain.  More...

09/11/2014

Antitrust: Commission welcomes Court judgment confirming that MasterCard's payment card interchange fees are anti-competitive

The European Commission welcomes today's judgement by the European Court of Justice in the MasterCard case (case C-382/12P). The judgment confirms that MasterCard's inter-bank fees for cross-border payment transactions in the European Economic Area (EEA) restrict competition in the Internal Market, in breach of EU competition rules.  More...

Call for proposals: €11.9 billion in funding to improve transport infrastructure

09/11/2014

Call for proposals: €11.9 billion in funding to improve transport infrastructure

Today the European Commission has invited Member States to propose projects to use €11.9 billion of EU funding to improve European transport connections.  This is the largest ever single amount of EU funding earmarked for transport infrastructure. Member States have until 26th February 2015 to submit their bids.  More...

Industrial competitiveness report: Ireland in top group

09/11/2014

Industrial competitiveness report: Ireland in top group

According to an EU report on industrial competitiveness published today, Ireland is one of four member states with high and improving competitiveness along with the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. Member states have been classed into four groups with Ireland in the top group (high and improving competitiveness).  More...

Statement by Phil Hogan on his nomination as Commissioner Designate for Agriculture and Rural Development

09/10/2014

Statement by Phil Hogan on his nomination as Commissioner Designate for Agriculture and Rural Development

"I am delighted to have been asked by European Commission President-elect Jean Claude Juncker to take responsibility for the agriculture and rural development portfolio in the next Commission, subject to a successful outcome to the Hearings in the European Parliament. Agriculture is of major strategic importance in Europe and has, since the foundation of the EU, been a top-level policy priority with more than a third of the EU budget, or close to 60bn€, supporting the sector each year. Agriculture and the agri-foods industry account for 6% of the EU's GDP, comprise 15 million businesses and provide 46 million jobs.  More...

President-elect Juncker unveils his new team

09/10/2014

President-elect Juncker unveils his new team

Today, President-elect Juncker unveiled his team and the new shape of the next European Commission. After the European Union has come through one of the most testing periods in its history, one of the biggest challenges will be to convince citizens that things will change.  More...

Phil Hogan appoints his Head of Cabinet

09/10/2014

Phil Hogan appoints his Head of Cabinet

See below the statement issued by Commissioner-Designate for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan on the appointment of his Head of Cabinet.  More...

Youth Guarantee: Commission reviews 18 pilot projects including Ballymun project

09/09/2014

Youth Guarantee: Commission reviews 18 pilot projects including Ballymun project

The European Commission is meeting with the coordinators of 18 Youth Guarantee pilot projects, including the Ballymun Youth Guarantee Project, at a seminar in Brussels today. The meeting will review achievements and lessons learned.  More...

94% of Irish people say protecting the environment is important to them

09/09/2014

94% of Irish people say protecting the environment is important to them

Three years on from the most recent similar Eurobarometer survey, it is clear that, despite the economic crisis, Europeans’ concern about the environment has not diminished. In an overwhelming consensus, 95 % of the 28,000 interviewed citizens said that protecting the environment is important to them personally and many think more can be done.  More...

Formation of Juncker Commission advances

09/05/2014

Formation of Juncker Commission advances

President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker today sent the list of Commissioners-designate to Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in his capacity as President of the Council of the European Union.  More...

Galway test site for innovative textiles to boost EU seaweed farming

09/04/2014

Galway test site for innovative textiles to boost EU seaweed farming

Seaweed is an important but under-exploited resource for food and feed ingredients, biochemicals and the production of biofuels. But it has been difficult to harvest efficiently on a large scale. Until now. The EU-funded AT~SEA project, with Irish partner Oceanfuel Ltd, based in Galway, has developed advanced textiles that give high yields from floating seaweed farms and allow easy, mechanised cultivation.  More...

Boost for promotion of EU agricultural products as medium-term response to Russian embargo

09/03/2014

Boost for promotion of EU agricultural products as medium-term response to Russian embargo

The Commission has today confirmed its intention to provide an additional €30 million of EU funding for CAP promotion programmes starting in 2015, on top of the €60 million that is foreseen annually in the CAP budget. As these schemes are co-funded, this change is likely to mean an additional 60 million EURO for promotion measures. Aimed at alleviating the impact of the Russian measures against certain EU agricultural products, this additional effort will start with the promotion programmes that need to be submitted by the end of September.  More...

Faster, more accurate flood warnings through EU research

08/29/2014

Faster, more accurate flood warnings through EU research

Timely flood alerts and real-time monitoring of flood emergencies can save lives and prevent damage to property, infrastructure and the environment. Imprints, WeSenseIt and UrbanFlood are just three examples of EU-funded projects that have developed unique forecasting and alert systems to warn communities of impending floods.  More...

European Commission announces emergency market support measures for the milk sector

08/29/2014

European Commission announces emergency market support measures for the milk sector

The European Commission has announced today that it will open Private Storage Aid for butter, Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) and certain cheeses in order to alleviate the impact of Russian restrictions on imports of EU dairy products and to limit the negative effects on the internal market.  More...

Bearta tacaíochta eisceachtúla fógartha ag an gCoimisiún Eorpach do tháirgeoirí torthaí agus glasraí somheata san AE

08/22/2014

Bearta tacaíochta eisceachtúla fógartha ag an gCoimisiún Eorpach do tháirgeoirí torthaí agus glasraí somheata san AE

De dheasca na srianta atá curtha i bhfeidhm ag an Rúis ar allmhairí tháirgí talmhaíochta an AE agus  an phlé a rinne an Coiste Bainistíochta i gcruinniú na seachtaine seo caite ar staid an mhargaidh, tá an Coimisiún Eorpach le bearta tacaíochta a thabhairt isteach láithreach i dtaca le torthaí agus glasraí somheata áirithe.  More... Gaeilge (ga)

Statement by Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn on the occasion of the passing of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds

08/21/2014

Statement by Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn on the occasion of the passing of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds

Albert Reynolds - risk-taker, supportive leader, history-maker  More...

Cannabis use of Irish youth higher than EU average-Eurobarometer survey results

08/21/2014

Cannabis use of Irish youth higher than EU average-Eurobarometer survey results

A Eurobarometer report released today reveals levels of drug use, perceived risk of certain substances, as well as opinions on regulating drugs and dealing with drug problems in society, among Europe's young people.  More...

Robots lending a helping hand to build Airbus planes

08/20/2014

Robots lending a helping hand to build Airbus planes

Trying to squeeze into tight spaces, carrying out highly repetitive tasks and living with back injuries: these everyday realities of working in aviation construction will soon be over. By bringing robots onto the factory floor to carry out the uncomfortable and tedious tasks, the EU-funded project VALERI hopes to place a higher value on human know-how.  More...

Commission announces exceptional support measures for EU producers of perishable fruit & vegetables

08/18/2014

Commission announces exceptional support measures for EU producers of perishable fruit & vegetables

In the context of Russian restrictions on imports of EU agricultural products and following on from last week’s Management Committee meeting discussion of the market situation, the European Commission is moving as from today to introduce support measures for certain perishable fruits & vegetables.  More...

Russia sanctions on EU Agriculture products - Commission Statement

08/14/2014

Russia sanctions on EU Agriculture products - Commission Statement

The Commission held a very useful first exchange of views with Member State experts this morning on the potential impact of the Russian sanctions announced last week on imports of certain agricultural products.  More...

Mind over matter: EU researchers use brainpower to get moving

08/13/2014

Mind over matter: EU researchers use brainpower to get moving

Grabbing a glass or typing an email: these are some everyday gestures that are not possible for people with serious physical impairments – even though they have the will and the brainpower to do so. EU-funded projects such as TOBI (Tools for Brain-Computer Interaction) are working on technologies that could greatly improve the quality of life of people such as 20-year-old Francesco or 53-year-old Jean-Luc.  More...

EU increases humanitarian assistance for Ukrainian conflict-affected population

08/12/2014

EU increases humanitarian assistance for Ukrainian conflict-affected population

The European Commission is giving additional funding of €2.5 million to assist the most vulnerable people affected by the continuing fighting in Eastern Ukraine. This humanitarian aid is geared towards helping to register and relocate internally displaced people (IDPs), provide shelter, food, water, healthcare, psycho-social assistance and protection in preparation for the coming winter.  More...

Iraq: EU increases humanitarian aid

08/12/2014

Iraq: EU increases humanitarian aid

The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian aid to Iraq by an additional €5 million in response to the growing needs, bringing the overall funding for Iraq up to €17 million in 2014.  More...

Fight against overfishing: European Commission announces deductions from 2014 fishing quotas

08/11/2014

Fight against overfishing: European Commission announces deductions from 2014 fishing quotas

The ten Member States that declared having exceeded their fishing quotas in 2013 will face reduced fishing quotas for those stocks in 2014. The European Commission announces these deductions on a yearly basis to immediately address the damage done to the stocks overfished in the previous year and ensure a sustainable use by Member States of common fishery resources. Compared to last year, the number of deductions made went down by 22%.  More...

Commission presses car rental companies to stop discriminatory practices against consumers

08/11/2014

Commission presses car rental companies to stop discriminatory practices against consumers

The European Commission is today making public a letter which was sent recently to the CEOs of six international car rental companies which offer their services to consumers in all Member States of the European Union.  More...

Safer cruise ships thanks to EU-funded research

08/08/2014

Safer cruise ships thanks to EU-funded research

When choosing their summer holidays, many European opt for a cruise, or use a ferry to get where they are going. A very important aspect of passenger shipping is safety. Thanks to EU-funded research, evacuating large passenger ships could be even smoother and safer in future. EU-funded researchers are also helping to design more stable cruise ships and ferries.  More...

EU Health Commissioner says risk from Ebola to EU territories is extremely low

08/08/2014

EU Health Commissioner says risk from Ebola to EU territories is extremely low

In a statement made following today's declaration by the World Health Organisation that the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is a public health emergency of international concern, EU Health Commissioner Tonio Borg stressed that the risk from Ebola to EU territories was extremely low.  More...

EU launches new programme to support Africa's continental integration

08/06/2014

EU launches new programme to support Africa's continental integration

The European Commission has launched the first phase of a new programme that will foster Africa's integration process at continental level - the first ever EU programme in development and cooperation that covers Africa as a whole. The so-called Pan-African Programme will fund activities in a broad range of areas and offer new possibilities for the EU and Africa to work together. Today’s decision will launch projects for the period 2014-2017, with a total allocation of €415 million.  More...

An app that helps you buy good food at the best price

08/06/2014

An app that helps you buy good food at the best price

Nothing to cook for dinner? While rushing to the supermarket, you will soon be able to consult the FoodLoop app and find the best offers close to you. This system – made possible thanks to an EU-funded toolbox – informs you if a product is reduced in price because the "best before" date is coming up. You save money but also help reduce waste.  More...

European Commission calls for better protection for package holidays

08/01/2014

European Commission calls for better protection for package holidays

83% of Irish people took a holiday in another EU country, and spent just over €1 billion on package holidays last year. Thanks to EU consumer protection rules, many people booking package holidays can travel to their chosen destinations with peace of mind: they know, for example, that they will be able to go home, even if the travel agent that booked their flights, hotels and car rentals goes bust.  More...

Learn to code: Summer coding camps across the country

07/31/2014

Learn to code: Summer coding camps across the country

Julie Cullen, a teacher in St Oliver's Community College in Drogheda, and the Irish Ambassador for EU Code Week, is urging young people to get out and learn how to write computer code this summer. There are a variety of activities taking place this across the country.  More...




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