Prof Michael O’Flaherty,  director of the  EU Agency for Fundamental Rights. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónailln

After last year’s departure of Catherine Day as secretary general of the European Commission, there were fears that Ireland’s presence in the upper ra(...)

Turkish lawmakers push each other on the assembly floor in Ankara, Turkey. Photograph: AP Photo

Brawls between lawmakers from Turkey’s ruling AK Party and the pro-Kurdish opposition have delayed efforts to pass legislation on a migration deal wit(...)

Protesters sit in front of a police cordon  in  Skopje on Tuesday as Maceonia’s political crisis continued. Photograph: Boris Grdanoski/AP

The European Union’s bid to defuse Macedonia’s political crisis is in jeopardy, as street protests continue and the country’s main opposition party th(...)

Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, Sarajevo

Nestled in a valley on either side of the river Miljacka, Sarajevo isn’t known as the “Jerusalem of Europe” for nothing. In its more harmonious past t(...)

Austrian culture minister Josef Ostermayer and  Elisabeth Leopold, widow of art collector and creator of Austria’s Leopold Museum Rudolf Leopold, pose with drawings by Austrian painter Egon Schiele  at the  Leopold Museum in Vienna,  April 7th, 2016. The museum is  to return  the aquarelles photographed to a New York-based heiress of Viennese art collector Karl Maylaender, who died in the Holocaust. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP

Vienna’s Leopold Museum said on Thursday it had reached a settlement over five Nazi-looted works of art in its collection that will return two of them(...)

Ceasefire agreed in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region after three days of heavy fighting claimed dozens of lives. Photograph: Vahan Stepanyan/AFP/Getty Images

Azerbaijan and Armenian-backed forces in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh agreed to a ceasefire on Tuesday, after three days of heavy fighting (...)

The former Anglo Irish Bank offices in Dublin. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

It was not a surprise that Anglo Irish Bank’s branch in Austria was being recommended by a Panama-based law firm to clients looking to conceal the own(...)

Armenian artillery position of the self-defence army of Nagorno-Karabakh in Martakert, Nagorno-Karabakh on April 3rd. Photograph: Vahram Baghdasaryan/ EPA/Photolure

International envoys will meet on Tuesday to try to end fighting in the disputed Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh. At least 36 people have reported(...)

Thousands of people gather in front of the Parliament at the ‘Refugees Welcome! No to Fortress Europe!’ rally in Vienna, Austria. People protested around the world as part of the UN anti-racism day, for greater rights for migrants and refugees. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

Austria plans to deploy soldiers at the Brenner border with Italy to stem an expected increase in migrants trying to get to northern Europe, defence m(...)

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has defended the country’s missile programme in the face of rising concerns among members of the UN security council. Photograph: Reuters

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, has firmly defended the country’s missile programme in the face of rising concerns among members (...)