British foreign secretary Philip Hammond (centre right) tours a naval base with Libya’s prime minister-designate Fayez Sarraj (centre left) during his visit to Tripoli on Monday. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg on Monday considered expanding the EU’s naval mission in the Mediterranean into Libyan waters amid concerns(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has urged all Irish MEPs to vote for a new counterterrorism law at a key vote in the European Parliament(...)

Members of the European Parliament take part in a voting session in Strasbourg, France. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

MEPs gathered in Strasbourg this week for a regular plenary session of the European Parliament. As expected, the migration crisis and recent revelatio(...)

A boy stands outside a tent at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

The number of migrants arriving in Europe through the Western Balkan routes has dropped considerably as a result of EU action, European Council presid(...)

European Commissioners Pierre Moscovici, Jonathan Hill and Dimitris Avramopoulos: Mr Hill has defended the EU’s decision to confine rules on tax reporting to companies with revenues exceeding €750 million. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

European Commissioner Jonathan Hill has defended the decision to confine new EU rules on tax reporting to companies with revenues exceeding €750 mill(...)

Independent MEP Nessa Childers says the  new Passenger Name Records  directive is “a bad deal for both the liberty and the security of European citizens”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A number of Irish MEPs are set to vote against new EU legislation that will require airlines to share passenger data with national authorities, despit(...)

Major changes to the way multinationals report their activities in the European Union have been proposed by the European Commission this afternoon in (...)

No surprise that David Cameron urged young people to vote. Photograph:  Kerry Davies/AFP/Getty Images

The Netherlands became the latest country to hold a referendum on EU-related matters last week. Wednesday’s vote on a trade pact between the European (...)

European Commissioner in charge of economic and financial affairs Pierre Moscovici. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Major changes to the way multinationals report their activities in the European Union are to be proposed on Tuesday when the European Commission unve(...)

Mohamed Abrini:  admitted to Belgian police he was “the man in the hat” who had been captured in CCTV footage alongside two other Brussels Airport bombers minutes before two explosions at the city’s airport on March 22nd. Photograph:  Belgian federal police/AFP/Getty Images

The terrorists who launched twin attacks in Belgium last month had initially been planning to strike France, but changed their target to Brussels fol(...)