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Brexit deal needed now more than ever – O’Sullivan

Brexit deal needed now more than ever – O’Sullivan

October 22, 2020

The EU and the UK are back around the talks table today as efforts to reach a post-Brexit trade deal step up.

 

The British Prime Minister had threatened to walk away unless the EU changed its approach.

The breakthrough came yesterday when the EU’s chief negotiator said a deal was within reach if both sides were willing to compromise.

 

Green Party MEP Grace O’Sullivan says an agreement is needed now more than ever

 

Out words: line now

Dur: 0:22

Brexit trade talks to resume today

Brexit trade talks to resume today

October 22, 2020

Talks on a post-Brexit trade deal will resume today in London.

 

Negotiations broke down five days ago after the British Prime Minister demanded a ‘fundamental change’ in the EU’s approach.

 

Yesterday, the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier hinted that his side is willing to compromise.

 

One of the biggest sticking points remains fishing rights.

 

Green Party MEP Grace O’Sullivan is a member of Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries

 

Out words: them problems

Dur: 0:24

Brexit talks to resume tomorrow

Brexit talks to resume tomorrow

October 21, 2020

There’s been a breakthrough in the Brexit saga with the UK inviting the EU to resume trade talks tomorrow.

 

It comes after the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier hinted that his side is willing to make compromises.

 

Fishing rights, competition rules and mechanisms for resolving future disputes are the main sticking points.

 

Fine Gael MEP for Ireland South Deirdre Clune says any deal needs to be done in the coming weeks 

 

Out words: year end

Dur: 0:19

MEPs set out position on digital regulation

MEPs set out position on digital regulation

October 21, 2020

MEPs are calling for stronger rules to tackle illegal content online.

 

It comes as the European Commission prepares to unveil a major strategy on regulating online platforms.

 

The Parliament backed calls for better protection for consumers and allowing users have more control over what they see.

 

Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune is a member of the Consumer Protection Committee

 

Out words: this area

Dur: 0:28

EU looks at banning targeted ads

EU looks at banning targeted ads

October 21, 2020

Targeted ads could become a thing of the past after MEPs backed calls for tighter online regulations.

 

Their stance will feed into the Digital Services Act, which is due to be unveiled by the European Commission before Christmas.

 

MEPs want to provide users with more control over what they see online and to make them less dependent on algorithms.

 

Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune says more transparency is needed

 

Out words: third parties

Dur: 0:29

Kelleher hits out at ‘unseemly’ behaviour of some Ministers

Kelleher hits out at ‘unseemly’ behaviour of some Ministers

October 21, 2020

The Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher has criticised comments made by senior members of Government in recent weeks on COVID-19 restrictions.

 

It comes after the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar spoke out against NPHET’s advice to go to level 5 a fortnight ago.

 

Billy Kelleher did not single any one Minister out but described the behaviour of some as ‘unseemly’.

 

He says the Government must speak with one voice

 

Out words: one voice

Dur: 0:27

Brexit talks a step closer to resuming

Brexit talks a step closer to resuming

October 21, 2020

Brexit negotiations could resume this week after the EU’s chief negotiator offered an olive branch to the UK.

 

Michel Barnier told the European Parliament that a deal is “within reach” if both sides are willing to compromise.

 

Talks stalled after the UK demanded a signal from the EU that it would make concessions.

 

Ireland South MEP for Fianna Fáil Billy Kelleher says it's time for constructive engagement  

 

Out words: outstanding issues

Dur: 0:18

Barnier says Brexit deal “within reach”

Barnier says Brexit deal “within reach”

October 21, 2020

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says a deal with the UK is “within reach” if both sides are willing to compromise.

 

He was speaking in the European Parliament where MEPs have been getting an update on the negotiations.

 

Michel Barnier said progress needs to be made over the next few days on the main sticking points which include fishing and competition rules.

 

Ireland South MEP for Fianna Fáil Billy Kelleher believes an agreement is still possible

 

Out words: european citizens

Dur: 0:24

MEPs to discuss economic fallout from COVID

MEPs to discuss economic fallout from COVID

October 21, 2020

MEPs will today debate the economic fallout from COVID-19 as a second wave grips Europe.

 

Ireland is about to enter into one of the strictest lockdowns in the EU, with non-essential shops being forced to close.

 

Dealing with unemployment and supporting young people will be the focus of discussions in the European Parliament later.

 

Dublin Green MEP Ciarán Cuffe says funding has already been set aside by the European Commission  

 

Out words: young people

Dur: 0:32

European Parliament to discuss COVID job losses

European Parliament to discuss COVID job losses

October 21, 2020

The European Parliament will today discuss ways to help those who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19.

 

As a second wave grips Europe, thousand of workers in the retail and hospitality sectors face an uncertain future.

 

MEPs will also debate the future of education and the impact of the virus on young people.

 

Dublin Green MEP Ciarán Cuffe says the youth have borne the brunt of the pandemic

 

Out words: training as well

Dur: 0:32

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