European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini chairing the meeting of EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels. She said Greece’s attitude had been “extremely constructive”. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

Charlie Flanagan says decision to intensify measures against Russia sends strong signal of unity from European Union

Latvian minister for the interior Rihards Kozlovskis shakes hands with Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald during an informal meeting of justice ministers  in Riga. Photograph: Valda Kalnina/EPA

Sinn Féin’s three MEPs opposed to proposal while several Independents question directive

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said he is “disappointed” that a number of Irish MEPs have opposed a new EU directive on the exchange of air passenger information which aims to help counter terrorism. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Minister for Foreign Affairs says proposed EU directive important due to terror threat

A policeman passes between cars destroyed in an attack on the Ukrainian city of Mariupol last weekend, in which 30 people died. Photograph: EPA/Sergey Vaganov

A year after initial sanctions, some states seek closer links with Moscow

EU justice ministers travel to Latvia on Thursday for a key meeting on counter-terrorism as the EU remained stuck in deadlock over a proposed new law on the retention of passenger data records.

Air passenger data isss gets fresh impetus in the wake of Paris attacks

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaüble:    in November the European Commission  had   invited national governments   to contribute to the EU investment fund, and earlier this month moved to clarify that such investments would be excluded in debt and deficit calculations. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Wolfgang Schäuble says Germany opposed to national government involvement

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan with the European economics commissioner Pierre Moscovici in Brussels. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Euro zone finance ministers pledge to work constructively with new government in Greece following Syriza victory, but won’t suppor(...)

A supporter runs towards Syriza leader and new Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras as he walks in Athens. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Cabinet to be sworn in as Syriza strikes coalition deal with Independent Greeks

‘In total, Greece has about €7 billion in bailout funds due to it from its various bailout partners. It needs these to service its debts, and while it could issue short-term debt to meet its financing needs, such a move would need ECB approval. Above, crowds  during the speech of Alexis Tsipras, leader of the radical left main opposition party Syriza, after the general elections in Athens, Greece. Photograph: EPA/ORESTIS PANAGIOUTOU

‘Syriza’s economic proposals are at odds with the troika’s demands which need to be met by Greece if it wants to draw down the (...)

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