Lydia Foy’s long legal battle began when she was refused a female birth certificate in 1993.

Transgender rights activist Lydia Foy has finally received an Irish birth certificate after a 22-year legal battle for recognition in Ireland of her f(...)

Most European profits of Amazon are recorded in Luxembourg but are not taxed there as a result of a 2003 tax ruling, which is still in force today and applies to a subsidiary in the country

Amazon. com’s tax affairs will be back in the limelight as the European Union publishes details of its investigation into a sweetheart deal with Luxe(...)

Ukrainian soldiers of the Donbass battalion during an anti-terrorist operation against militants in Maryinka, near Donetsk, yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Roman Pilipey

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said it held talks yesterday with Ukrainian and Russian authorities on delivering Russia’s prop(...)

The China-EU summit in Beijing was relatively low profile this year, overshadowed somewhat by the Communist Party plenum and the ensuing reform packag(...)

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso poses with Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper  ahead of today’s meeting at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels . Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters
EU, Canada agree new trade deal
  • Europe
  • October 18, 2013, 13:20

Canada and the European Union has today reached an “agreement in principle” on a free-trade treaty that brings near an end to more than four years of (...)

Secretary general of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon arrives in Russia ahead of the G20 summit. Photograph:  Alexey Kudenko/RIA Novosti via Getty Images

United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon will attend the Group of 20 summit in Russia to keep alive an initiative for a peace conference on Syria.(...)

Euro-Toques winners Trisha and Mick Murphy

Euro-Toques winnersIrish traditional foods and the people who ensure we can still enjoy them were recipients this week of EirGrid Euro-Toques 2013 foo(...)

EU economics commissioner Olli Rehn (left) with European Central Bank president Mario Draghi pictured in Dublin for an Ecofin meeting over the weekend. Mr Draghi said the ECB was determined  funds  injected would ‘find their way through the economy to financing to the real sector’. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A two-year slump, 19 million unemployed and five countries on emergency aid are no reason to take bold, immediate action to spur economic growth, a(...)