Klaus Regling: as director of the ESM he helps manage the bailout programme and loans. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Ahead of tomorrow’s referendum uncertainties abound over whether Greece will apply for a third bailout, what it would look like and, most importantly,(...)

New Irish citizens at a citizenship ceremony in 2013. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Nigerian citizens were the largest single group among those who received Irish citizenship in 2013, according to figures by Eurostat. Nigerian citize(...)

British prime minister David Cameron, who is due to set out the UK’s plans for a renegotiation of its European Union membership at a summit on the Greek crisis. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images 1:54

British prime minister David Cameron will set out Britain’s plans for a renegotiation of European Union membership when he arrives in Brussels today f(...)

A migrant from Syria hugs his daughter inside a mosque in Kumanovo, Macedonia, close to the Serbian border. Photograph: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters

French president Francois Hollande said on Friday he thought commitments by individual EU member states offered a better way of resettling African (...)

Russia’s Dmitry Medvedev and Slovakia’s Robert Fico: a new film has reinforced the feeling Russia is trying to rewrite history. Photograph: Ekaterina Shtukina/Reuters

As the Ukraine conflict fuels talk of another “cold war”, a new Russian account of Moscow’s military intervention in eastern Europe nearly 50 years ag(...)

The idea of a specific EU neighbourhood policy to deal with countries to its east began to gain ground in 2007 and 2008, supported by countries such as Poland and Sweden. Photograph: Getty Images

Eighteen months after the last Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius, EU leaders gather in Riga today for a two-day summit on the EU’s relationship wi(...)

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini at a meeting of EU foreign and defence ministers  in Brussels. The bloc has agreed a naval mission targeting people smugglers in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The EU has agreed a naval mission in the Mediterranean to target gangs smuggling migrants from Libya, but parts of a broader plan to deal with the inf(...)

Yvonne Long (30), originally from Curraghchase, Kilcornan, Co Limerick, was travelling to Krakow airport with her Danish husband Soren Buchtrup and their two children when the tragedy occurred.

The husband of an Irish woman killed with her two-year-old daughter in a car crash in Poland has written a poignant tribute to the “two most important(...)

European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici presents the EU executive’s spring economic forecasts during a news conference at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Ireland has re-emerged as one of Europe’s top performers but high debt levels continue to pose an “uncertainty”, according to the European Commission.(...)

 Paddy Barnes fights Zou Shiming in the light flyweight semi-final at the London Olympics in 2012. The 28-year-old is set to compete at the record-breaking third Olympics. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Paddy Barnes tells the story of how the kids in Belfast began calling him Paddy Bronze after London 2012. They may set high standards in the Ardoyne,(...)