EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom,  who flies to Washington for talks on December 9th, amid concern about Washington’s commitment to concluding the negotiations before the next US election. Photograph: PA

Government research estimates Irish exports could be boosted by 2.7% with US trade agreement

Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton is seeking clarity on EU-US trade deal. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership expected to boost EU growth

Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton: says water charges avoided ‘having to put more taxes on work at a time when we are trying to create employment’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Enterprise says water charges fairer than raising money via income tax

The Council of Europe building in Strasbourg. A council group, Greco, noted   “with concern” in their report  that the disclosure of confidential communication can lead to up to six months in prison in Ireland

Report expresses “growing concern” over corruption in Ireland

EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan: “We’ve had a very slow response to position papers that have been put to the American side.”

Hogan calls on US to make its priorities known as presidential elections loom

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager: said Apple inquiry will be completed before any investigation into LuxLeaks revelations begins. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Investigation will be completed next year, says European competition commissioner

Twenty years ago this month, the first Eurostar service left London’s Waterloo station for Paris. The service still its challenges as many of the carriages feel dated, while wifi is not available. Photograph: Reuters

Europe Letter: The London-Europe rail link symbolises close ties that still bind nations

EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan called on the United States to spell out its priorities regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

Commissioner say he looks forward to hearing Government’s plan for Irish Water

Dutch investigators work at the site where the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, yesterday. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Eastern Ukraine separatists to be hit with asset freezes and travel bans

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