Bulgarian president Rosen Plevneliev speaks to prime minister Plamen Oresharski,  political party leaders, the finance minister and central bank chiefs at ameeting to discuss efforts  to stabilise the banking system

The European Commission said on Monday it had approved a Bulgarian request to extend a credit line of 3.3 billion levs (€1.68 billion) in support of (...)

A man walks past damaged vehicles following heavy flooding in the city of Varna, north-eastern Bulgaria. Photograph: Reuters

At least 10 people are dead after torrential rains and floods hit Bulgaria yesterday, cutting off electricity, blocking roads and sparking evacuation(...)

The ratio of overall tax to GDP across the 28 member states of 39.4 per cent, according to figures from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

The tax burden in the Republic was the fifth lowest in the EU in 2012. The ratio of overall tax to GDP was 28.7 per cent compared to an average across(...)

 Ireland’s Katie Taylor (red) in action against Romania’s Lavinia Mera in Bucharest. Photograph: Octavian Cocolos / Inpho

Katie Taylor stopped Lavinia Mera in her quarter-final of the Women’s European Boxing Championships in Bucharest. She will now meet Bulgarian Denista (...)

As Katie Taylor walked out of the arena after her first win of this week she was asked if she knew anything about the next opponent, a Romanian boxer,(...)

Trust director Alice Leahy: “We are now coming across conditions long disappeared since the advent of good food, eg malnutrition, trench foot and impetigo – conditions clearly associated with extreme poverty.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Conditions associated with malnutrition are now becoming evident among the homeless in Dublin, according to Alice Leahy, director of Trust the home(...)

A man drops his ballot in a container at a home for the elderly during the European Parliament elections in Utrecht. Elections to the European Parliament are taking place on May 22-25 in all 28 EU member states. Photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

What are the European elections and what are we voting for? This weekend up to 380 million people will vote across Europe to elect their representati(...)

 Bosnian soldiers evacuated people from their homes in the town of Bosanski Samac in the northern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. A state of emergency has been declared in Bosnia and Herzegovina due to severe floods caused by rain falling for several days. Photograph: Fehim Demir/EPA

Bosnia has said today that more than a quarter of its four million people had been affected by the worst floods to hit the Balkans in living memory, c(...)

June 8th, 1914, Sarajevo: The arrest of Gavrilo Princip a 19-year-old Serbian nationalist, assassin of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his consort,  Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

Along the banks of the river Miljacka which runs through the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, stands a simple stone bridge. The distinctive Ottoman-sty(...)

 Swiss president and OSCE chairman Didier Burkhalter gives a press birefing at the end of his meeting with the European Foreign affairs council at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium today. Photograph: EPA

The European Union agreed to impose sanctions on two Crimean companies and 13 more Russians and Ukrainians today, stepping up its response to Moscow’(...)