Taoiseach Enda Kenny is seeking special concessions over carbon emissions. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Kenny to argue Republic’s dependence on agriculture should be factor in targets

Jean-Claude Juncker: discussion of his much-feted €300bn investment plan likely to be deferred until December summit. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

Leaders to discuss climate change targets that will replace EU’s current framework

Candles  placed in front of the graves during a first World War centenary commemoration  in Ploegsteert, Belgium, on October 17th . Events commemorating the war are continuing in Belgium and further afield. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Republic is taking active role in war commemorations across Belgium

British prime minister David Cameron: has indicated he may seek to secure a cap on migrants entering Britain from within the EU. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

New European Commission head speaks of ‘principle’ of migrants’ rights

Jean-Claude Juncker, the incoming president of the European Commission, talks with UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage as he arrives at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Phil Hogan to assume role as EU Agriculture Commissioner in just over a week

 Violeta Bulc of Slovenia, the designated European commissioner for transport, speaks at her hearing at the European Parliament in Strasbourg,  yesterday. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

Phil Hogan to take up role on first of November as Slovenia’s Violeta Bulc is endorsed

Outgoing European Commission president José Manuel Barroso  attends the review of the Barroso II commission at the European Parliament in Strasbourg yesterday. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Under his watch the euro zone survived, but austerity is back as subject of debate

The plan, announced by ECB president Mario Draghi in September, aims to take rebundled debt off the balance sheets of euro-zone banks. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Central bank focuses on short-dated debt held by French and Spanish banks

 Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said the meeting had been positive and constructive. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Member states will look to pool strengths and resources in fight against disease

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