German chancellor Angela Merkel and China’s then vice-president Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in  2012. As the world’s largest trading bloc, the EU is an important strategic partner for China. Photograph: Diego Azubel/Reuters

The emergence of China as a major global player over the last two decades has forced the international community to forge a response to the rising pow(...)

 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

Irish commissioner-designate Phil Hogan will take up his new role in Brussels on November 1st, after the European Parliament backed the last remain(...)

Two victories over Belgium in Brussels this week gave Darren Smith’s Irish team an encouraging start to their build-up for March’s World Hockey Leagu(...)

A surveillance camera image shows the suspected killer walking near the Jewish museum in Brussels on Saturday. Photograph: AP Photo/Belgian Federal Police 0:46

Belgian police were searching for a gunman yesterday who killed four people in the Jewish museum of Belgium on Saturday as the country went to the po(...)

Following the introduction of the local property tax and a promise that water charges would arrive on his watch, it’s understandable that “Phil Hogan”(...)

EU commissioner Neelie Kroes: “Telecom companies need to start thinking in an innovative way, outside the box,” Ms Kroes said. “The days of roaming are over, they need to accept that we live in a new digital era.”

EU telecoms commissioner Neelie Kroes is set for a battle with Europe’s former monopolist operators this week, as she vows to stand by her far-reachi(...)

Gadgets: making travel easier
  • Travel
  • September 21, 2013, 01:00

SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash DriveOne of the most useful devices to hit the market, it just looks like a regular memory stick. Yet it’s actually a l(...)

Police have detained 17 people over the heist of $50 million (€37.9 million) in diamonds in February - one of the biggest jewellery robberies i(...)

The beautiful Art Nouveau stairwell of the Musee Horta in Brussels

Art Nouveau, it seems, is having a moment. And it makes sense that the flamboyant fin de siè (...)