Pope Francis: will receive the Charlemagne Prize at a ceremony in the Vatican on Friday. Photograph:  Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union has failed to fulfil its founding promise of better economic security, conditions and opportunities for its citizens, the president(...)

Overlooking the stately Boulevard du Régent in central Brussels stands the United States Mission to the European Union, its US flag waving proudly in (...)

The commission accuses Google of abusing its market dominance by preinstalling apps on the Android devices it sells in Europe, while also preloading Google Search as the default search engine in some cases. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP

Wednesday’s decision by the European Commission to charge Google with abusing the dominance of its Android operating system marks the latest attempt b(...)

UK justice secretary Michael Gove has accused the Remain side of running an overwhelmingly negative and pessimistic Brexit campaign, portraying Britain as “beaten and broken”. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A British vote to leave the European Union could prompt other member states to follow suit, ushering in “the democratic liberation of a whole contine(...)

President Michael D Higgins said democracy was “made fragile”, most often unintentionally, whenever decisions that were the legitimate object of political debate were abandoned to the automaticity of rigid fiscal rules. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The challenges being faced by the European Union may also present a “generational opportunity” to rekindle the European vision, President Michael D Hi(...)

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(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte: Dutch voters rejected the trade deal by almost two to one. in Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union has pledged to continue its engagement with Ukraine, despite the decisive rejection of an EU-Ukraine association agreement by Dutch(...)

A street memorial to victims of Tuesday’s Zaventem airport bombings is seen in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Belgium’s interior and justice ministers offered to resign on Thursday over the failure to track an Islamic State militant expelled twice by Turkey as(...)