The investment-fund package will need approval of EU nations and the European Parliament, although the EIB will be able to start some operations ahead of final approval

More than one thousand potential projects have been identified by the European Commission for inclusion in its €315 billion investment programme, the (...)

British prime minister David Cameron: has indicated he may seek to secure a cap on migrants entering Britain from within the EU. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Jean-Claude Juncker threw down the gauntlet to British prime minister David Cameron yesterday, warning that EU freedom of movement rules would not be(...)

 A projection shows an estimation of seats in the European parliament on giant screen at EU parliament during elections evening in Brussels this evening.  Photograph: EPA

Exit polls show a surge in support for far right Eurosceptics in European Parliament elections. After four days of voting by an electorate with more t(...)

In Dublin yesterday, German Green MEP Ska Keller said: “There are certainly political forces – conservatives – who would say certainly, economy first, nature comes later. But that is a completely wrong approach.” Photograph: Bernd Von Jutrczenka/EPA

German Green MEP Ska Keller dismisses outright the notion that environmental and ecological questions should take a back seat to the economy as Europe(...)

 Alexis Tsipras for the Party of the European Left, Ska Keller of Green group, Socialist group candidate designate Martin Schulz, EPP group candidate designate Jean-Claude Juncker, and Candidate for the presidency of the European commission of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) Party Guy Verhofstadt, ahead to Eurovision debate at EU Parliament in Brussels. Photograph:
Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Would you recognise Jean-Claude Juncker, Martin Schulz, Guy Verhofstadt, Ska Keller or Alexis Tsipras? Probably not; they are hardly household names i(...)

“We need a voice in Europe who can tackle Euroscepticism,”  says Liberal Democrat party leader Guy Verhofstadt. Photograph:  Benoit Doppagne/Reuters

The race in the European election for the presidency of the European Commission hardly features in the Irish campaign. But Guy Verhofstadt, candida(...)

Guy Verhofstadt, Martin Schulz, Ska Keller  and Jean-Claude Juncker before the first European Commission presidential debate in Maastricht on Monday. The candidates are to debate again on May 9th. Photograph: Marcel Van Hoorn/EPA

As European Parliament president Martin Schulz left Dublin’s Connolly station yesterday morning on the train to Belfast, the German socialist may h(...)

Martin Schulz of Germany is the chosen candidate of the Socialist and Democratic  group, the umbrella group for centre-left political parties in the European Parliament. Photograph: Reuters

European Commission presidential hopeful Martin Schulz will take his campaign to Ireland when addresses a ral(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker is the favourite to be put forward for European Commission president, mainly because he has received the support of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party. Photograph: Getty

What is happening today? The European People’s Party (EPP), the umbrella-group for centre-right parties in the European Parliament, is meeting i(...)

At its congress in the National Convention Centre in Dublin, starting today, the European People’s Party (EPP) will designate its candidate for(...)