European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. He will be questioned at a hearing in Brussels. Photograph: AP Photo/Christian Lutz

Lobbyists representing internet company Facebook could be banned from entering the European Parliament following a request by the parliament’s special(...)

European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici defended EU proposals made to Greece to resolve its debt crisis and said it was now up to Athens to propose alternative budget remedies if it preferred

EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici has expressed confidence that Ireland will engage constructively with a proposal to introduce a mandatory common t(...)

Alain Lamassoure, the chairman of the European Parliament’s special committee on tax rulings: the committee plans to have its suggestions ready for throwing into the ring around October. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A “very interesting political situation” can be expected in the autumn when a number of different strands of the ongoing European, and global, debate (...)

Alain Lamassoure, chairman of the EU committee on taxation: ‘candid and frank’ exchange of views with Michael Noonan. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Tax credits for spending on research and development, and Ireland’s 12.5 per cent corporation tax rate, were among the “red line issues” for Irelan(...)

If Marine Le Pen leads her National Front party to victory, she improves her chances of making it to the 2017 presidential run-off. Photograph: Reuters

France will elect 74 MEPs on Sunday week. The government has not organised a civic information campaign, as it usually does for elections. Nearly two-(...)

European Parliament president Martin Schulz: warns of battle ahead. Photograph:  Laurent Dubrule

The Government capped six months in charge of Europe’s political agenda with a deal on a new EU budget, an agreement which will trigger the release of(...)

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso with Taoiseach Enda Kenny during a meeting on the Multiannual Financial Framework. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Ireland’s EU presidency has reached “political agreement” with the European Parliament on a new seven-year budget for European member states. The deal(...)

A number of senior MEP’s have accused Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore of prematurely claiming that agreement had been reached on the so-called Multi-Annual Financial Framework last week

The Government was under mounting pressure last night to secure agreement on the EU’s seven-year budget ahead of an emergency meeting with top EU o(...)

Tánaiste Éamon Gilmore will today present EU ministers with the package on the EU’s seven-year budget. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Tánaiste Éamon Gilmore will today present EU ministers with the package on the EU’s seven-year budget, which was agreed by Mr Gilmore and MEP Alain La(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore greets MEPs Reimer Boge and Jean-Luc Dehaene, members of the European Parliament negotiating team.

Ireland’s bid to secure European Parliamentary support for the European Union’s seven-year budget experienced a setback yesterday, as a number of MEP(...)