Simone Menne, chief financial officer of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, speaks to employees following a minute’s silence for the victims of Tuesday’s plane crash, at the airline’s headquarters in Frankfurt. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg 2:24

Germanwings has rounded up to 72 the number of German nationals who died in yesterday’s Alpine plane crash.Employees of Lufthansa and its Germanwings (...)

Tuesday’s oral hearing at the European Court of Justice was a referral from the Irish High Court on foot of a complaint filed by Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems against the Irish Data Protection Commissioner.

The European Commission has conceded that it cannot guarantee EU citizens’ fundamental right to privacy when their data is transferred to the US.Dur(...)

Anyone hoping for a quiet few hours at Luxembourg’s European Court of Justice (ECJ) yesterday went home disappointed. What could have been a dry discu(...)

Wreckage and debris on the French Alps after the crash of Germanwings flight 4U 9525. Photograph: EPA/Thomas Koehler 0:38

Flags were flying at half-mast in Spain and Germany after 150 people were killed when a Germanwings flight from Barcelona to Düsseldorf crashed yest(...)

Opera singer Oleg Bryjak. “With Oleg Bryjak we have lost a great interpreter and wonderful person”

German shock at yesterday’s crash was mixed with unhappy memories of another major airline crash in Europe: the August 2000 crash of a chartered Conc(...)

Case was brough on foot of claims by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, that Facebook had breached EU law by passing his data to the US National Security Agency’s ‘Prism’ programme. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

The European Court of Justice has heard that the alleged transfer of European personal data to US intelligence services represents an “indiscriminate (...)

Edward Snowden alleges the NSA operated a programme  obliging major technology companies such as Google and Facebook to feed in data they collect on their users. Photograph: Boris Roessler/EPA

Europe’s highest court will today examine a complaint that United States technology companies and their Dublin-based subsidiaries participate in a gl(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel  and Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras in Berlin yesterday. Photograph: John Mac Dougall/AFP/Getty Images 3:04

As Angela Merkel welcomed Alexis Tsipras to her Berlin chancellery, a small welcoming committee gathered outside the fence holding signs reading “We L(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras shake hands  in Berlin yesterday. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters 3:04

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has said his country’s future in the euro zone hinges on striking a balance between Athens meeting its reform obli(...)

Imagine a virtual bridge across the river Liffey: a bridge of ideas and innovation that links the 28-year-old International Financial Services Centre (...)