Jean-Claude Juncker: discussion of his much-feted €300bn investment plan likely to be deferred until December summit. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

EU leaders, including Taoiseach Enda Kenny, gather in Brussels today for a two-day summit. A discussion on the EU’s climate and energy framework for 2(...)

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(...)

 Violeta Bulc of Slovenia, the designated European commissioner for transport, speaks at her hearing at the European Parliament in Strasbourg,  yesterday. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

Irish commissioner-designate Phil Hogan will take up his new role in Brussels on November 1st, after the European Parliament backed the last remain(...)

The Netherlands outgoing foreign minister Frans Timmermans (right) transfers his duties to Bert Koenders at the foreign ministry in The Hague on October 17th.  Photograph: Valerie Kuypers/ EPA

You probably won’t have heard of Bert Koenders, which is typical of the man. Until last week he was the United Nations chief of mission in Mali, so we(...)

The plan, announced by ECB president Mario Draghi in September, aims to take rebundled debt off the balance sheets of euro-zone banks. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

The European Central Bank launched its much-awaited covered bond-purchase programme yesterday in a bid to kick-start the moribund euro zone economy,(...)

Violeta Bulc of Slovenia will be assigned the transport portfolio, while Slovak nominee Maros Sefcovic has been elevated to the position of vice-president for energy union. Photograph: EPA/Igor Kupljenik

A week after MEPs rejected Slovenia’s nominee as commissioner, incoming European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled a restructured lin(...)

Italy’s finance minister Pier Padoan (left) chats with his French counterpart Michel Sapin prior to the EU euro group finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg on Monday. France and Italy, the euro zone’s second and third largest economies, are struggling to rein in dangerous deficit and debt levels.

As Michael Noonan unveiled the budget in Dublin on Tuesday, another, but not unconnected, debate was taking place in Luxembourg.With euro zone countri(...)

Euro group president and Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem at the EU headquarters in Luxembourg yesterday. Photograph: Nicolas Bouvy/EPA

in Luxembourg The European Union has agreed to back new rules on the automatic exchange of information on bank accounts, although Austria was given a(...)

Members of the European Parliament’s Environment committee, and Industry, Research and Energy committee, rejected the  former Slovenian prime minister Alenka Bratusek who had been nominated for the European Commission. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Jean-Claude Juncker’s proposed line-up to lead the European Commission for the next five years suffered its first casualty this evening as MEPs voted (...)

Outgoing  European Commissioner for Competition Joaquin Almunia gives a news conference on state aid. Photograph: EPA/Olivier Hoslet

Outgoing EU competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia refused to rule out further EU investigations into tax deals offered by Ireland to multinational(...)