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EU wants to lead way to climate neutrality

EU wants to lead way to climate neutrality

| Januar 16, 2020

The European Commission wants the Union to lead on both climate neutrality and the road to the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Kunming in October 2020, where the world is set to agree on the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. Virginijus SINKEVICIUS, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, […]

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Ireland’s EU future certain, says Commission chief

Ireland’s EU future certain, says Commission chief

| Januar 16, 2020

Ireland’s future in the EU is safe after Britain leaves, says the new head of the European Commission. Ursula van der Leyen visited Dublin for talks with the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, and told reporters that all the tough negotiating with Britain has brought results…

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Taoiseach stresses need for UK trade deal

Taoiseach stresses need for UK trade deal

| Januar 16, 2020

Getting a trade deal with a post-Brexit UK is essential, according to the Taoiseach. Leo Varadkar has been discussing Ireland’s EU future with European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, who’s been visiting Dublin. He told reporters that a trade deal with a post-Brexit UK is urgently needed…

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Taoiseach discusses in future with EU Commission chief

Taoiseach discusses in future with EU Commission chief

| Januar 16, 2020

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been discussing Ireland’s future with the new president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, who has been visiting Dublin. He told journalists the main topics for debate were Britain leaving the EU, the new Green Deal and the Union’s funding over the next seven years. He […]

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Ireland has low hospital-stay rate, says EU

Ireland has low hospital-stay rate, says EU

| Januar 16, 2020

The number of days people in Ireland stay in hospital is one of the lowest in the EU. New figures from Eurostat show that the average length of a hospital stay for in-patients is 4.5 days in the Netherlands, 5.3 days in Bulgaria and 5.5 days in Denmark. The average hospital stay in Ireland is […]

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EU wants better training to ensure jobs for youth

EU wants better training to ensure jobs for youth

| Januar 15, 2020

The EU is to begin urgent consultations with the social partners in order to devise an EU-wide fair minimum wage scheme. Announcing the plan in Strasbourg, Nicolas SCHMIT, European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, said in the changing economy many posts remain unfilled because the appropriate skills are lacking and it is a problem […]

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EU calls for effort to imp[rove workplace skills

EU calls for effort to imp[rove workplace skills

| Januar 15, 2020

The EU is launching measures to prepare citizens for a rapidly changing world. Nicolas SCHMIT, European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, told a press conference at the European Parliament in Strasbourg that changes such as globalisation, the digital age and the green economy will leave Europe’s workers behind unless attention is paid to improving […]

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