Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras holds a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu following a meeting  in Ankara on November 18th. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras sparred over the downing of a Russian jet with his Turkish counterpart, Ahmet Davutoglu, in a Twitter (...)

A doll, placed by stranded Iranian migrant protesters, hangs from barbed wire  at the Greek-Macedonian border, near Greek village of Idomeni. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Migrants and police have clashed and Macedonia has started building a fence on its border with Greece, as Balkan states continued to allow o(...)

EU Council president Donald Tusk arrives for the start of the EU-Turkey summit in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/Etienne Laurent/EPA

The European Commission is to draw up plans for a new resettlement scheme for refugees arriving in Turkey, after German chancellor Angela Mer(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu and French president François Hollande at the summit meeting  at the EU headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Thierry Monasse/AFP/Getty Images

The EU-Turkey agreement signed on Sunday represents one of the most significant political engagements by the European Union with Turkey for d(...)

Zapatero’s government introduced a one-stage ‘express’ divorce law. The incidence of divorce jumped from 51,000 divorces in 2004 to 127,000 in 2007, and eventually levelled off at roughly double the 2004 rate. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

During the last divorce referendum, we were told that it was imperative to introduce a right to remarry. It was claimed that here was a g(...)

 Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte:  The  “mini Schengen” plan of cutting back the borderless zone to just five countries – the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Luxemburg and Austria – was being discussed before the Paris attacks. Photograph: Martijn Beekman/EPA

It’s a sign of how fractious the European debate over the future of Schengen has become that the only coherent proposal this weekend is one f(...)

Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos speaks during a press conference as economy minister George Stathakis looks on at the ministry in Athens.

Greece’s economy contracted at a faster pace in the third quarter than previously estimated as capital controls to shore up banks took a toll (...)

A Moroccan migrant kneels  in front of Macedonian police officers as he tries to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the Greek village of Idomeni. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Hundreds of migrants tried to storm the border between Greece and Macedonia on Thursday, tearing down part of the barbed wire fence at the cro(...)

Migrants and refugees cross the Greek-Macedonian border, near Gevgelija. Since last week, Macedonia has restricted passage to northern Europe to only Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans who are considered war refugees. Photograph: Getty Images

Following the horror of the terrorist attacks in Paris it was inevitable that the EU’s refugee strategy would come under the spotlight. Despite the fa(...)

Michael Noonan and Spain’s Luis de Guindos talking at a euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday.  Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said he now expects the European Commission to deliver its verdict on its ongoing investigation into Ireland’s(...)