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(...)

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(...)

Activists swim as they try to interfere the deportation of  migrants on board a ferry set to sail for Turkey in the port of Mytilini on the Greek island of Lesbos. Photograph:  Petros Giannakouris/AP

Two boats carrying more than 120 migrants arrived in Turkey from the Greek island of Lesbos on Friday, in the second round of deportations under the E(...)

The restaurant on the VSOE which demonstrate the elegance and style visible throughout the train.

I ate lobster three times in 24 hours. It all began when I stepped back in time to the 1920s and entered a world of Art Deco luxury, fiction and quit(...)

A girl walks in the mud  in a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the Greek village of Idomeni, where thousands of refugees and migrants are stranded by the Balkan border blockade. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

EU justice ministers meeting in Brussels have questioned Turkey’s ability to qualify for visa liberalisation by June, in a sign of significant opposit(...)

Performers wearing effigies of world leaders (From L) German chancellor Angela Merkel, China’s president Xi Jinping, US president Barack Obama, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and French president Francois Hollande gather for a breakfast organized by Oxfam NGO in Paris, on the eve of the COP21 United Nations conference on climate change. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/ AFP/Getty Images

France has put 24 green activists under house arrest ahead of the United Nations climate talks, using emergency laws put in place following the(...)

A French gendarme investigates desecrated tombstones at the Sarre-Union Jewish cemetery near Strasbourg in eastern France. Five adolescents were arrested over the incident but a prosecutor said one of the youths denied anti-Semitism was a factor. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters.

French prime minister Manuel Valls has said the threat of militant attacks in the country remains “particularly high” and that exceptional security(...)

The European Parliament has approved plans that would force food producers to identify the country of origin of meat used as an ingredient in processed foods.  File photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

The European Parliament has given its backing to plans that would force food producers to identify the country of origin of meat used as an ingredient(...)

 Visit vineyards in  Bordeaux during harvest time on a wine tour

As a non-expert wine lover, I’d like to go on a wine tour to Europe in the autumn when the harvest is due or even in progress – up to a week in dur(...)