At yesterday’s meeting of G7 leaders in The Hague, from left: Herman van Rompuy, Stephen Harper, François Hollande, David Cameron, Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, Shinzo Abe, Matteo Renzi and José Manuel Barroso. Photograph: Jerry Lampen/Getty Images.

Russia was yesterday excluded from the influential G8 group of nations in a show of unity by the leaders of the world’s economically most power(...)

A woman holds a portrait of Russia’s president Vladimir Putin during celebrations on the main square of the Crimean city of Simferopol after Mr Putin signed laws completing Russia’s annexation of Crimea today. Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters.

Russian president Vladimir Putin signed laws completing the annexation of Crimea today, as investors took fright at a US(...)

ECB president Mario Draghi and Klaus Regling, ESM fund chief, who said earlier this year that there is no political consensus within the euro group to grant retroactive direct recapitalisation to Ireland

Taoiseach Enda Kenny welcomed the agreement on the Single Resolution Mechanism which was reached in the early hours of Thursday morning in Bru(...)

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso  at the European Parliament in Strasbourg yesterday.

President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso has called on Russia to accept the right of countries to choose their own future. Spea(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker, EPP candidate for president of EU Commission.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Jean-Claude Juncker has been selected as the European People’s Party (EPP) candidate for European Commission president. The Former Luxembourg prime(...)

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(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: former Luxembourg prime minister is favourite to be EPP candidate

European centre-right leaders will decide today in Dublin between Luxembourg’s former premier Jean-Claude Juncker and French EU commissioner Mi(...)

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk holds a news conference during a European leaders emergency summit on Ukraine, in Brussels. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Crimea’s parliament has voted to join Russia and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum within 10 days on the dec(...)

 Michel Barnier:  One of three candidates  seeking the nomination for the position of president of the European Commission. Photograph: Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images)

Up to 2,000 delegates arrive in Dublin today for the start of the European People’s Party (EPP) conference, where the group will pick its prefe(...)

The European Commission has always been on the side of Ireland and will continue to stand by Ireland even now after it has exited the bailout programme, European Commission President, Jose Manuel Barroso said tonight

The European Commission has always been on the side of Ireland and will continue to stand by Ireland even now after it has exited the bailout progr(...)

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