A Uber sticker. Jyrki Katainen, a commission vice-president, said the struggle with Uber raised questions over whether some national rules were fit for purpose in the digital age

Two European commissioners yesterday came to the defence of ride-hailing service Uber and other “sharing economy” companies, casting their critics as (...)

Belgian riot police face angry farmers during a European farmers protest rally near the European institutions in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

EU agriculture ministers agreed a €500 million aid package for farmers though stopped short of raising the intervention price for dairy products, p(...)

Phil Hogan: the EU’s agriculture commissioner will not attend due to illness. Photograph: Eric Luke

Thousands of farmers are expected to descend on Brussels today as EU agriculture ministers meet to discuss the crisis in the dairy industry that has s(...)

Jyrki Katainen: favours a more market-focused emphasis.  Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty

He has held the office of finance minister, party leader and prime minister, and all before the age of 40, but Jyrki Katainen faced one of his toughes(...)

European Commission vice-president Jyrki Katainen said it was vital that Ireland continued to reform the country and reduce public debt, particularly when the economic climate was benign

European Commission vice-president Jyrki Katainen has warned the Government it must continue with structural reforms and fiscal consolidation despite (...)

Finnish Centre Party leader and likely next prime minister Juha Sipilä poses for a photograph with passersby in Helsinki while campaigning for Sunday’s parliamentary elections. Photograph: Antti Aimo-Koivisto/AFP/Getty Images

If selfies were votes, Finnish prime minister Alexander Stubb would sail back into office after Sunday’s general election. But as it stands, his Natio(...)

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaüble:    in November the European Commission  had   invited national governments   to contribute to the EU investment fund, and earlier this month moved to clarify that such investments would be excluded in debt and deficit calculations. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

in Brussels German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has said Germany is not keen on national governments contributing to the European Commission’s(...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in the   European Parliament. If a member state contributes to his  €315 billion investment plan, this contribution will not be counted when defining “fiscal adjustment”. Photograph: Getty Images

The EU Commission is set to relax its rules on EU budgets, a move that will alleviate pressure on the Irish Government to implement deep budget cuts i(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker  with Taoiseach  Enda Kenny   at the start of the EU summit  in Brussels. Photograph: EPA

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has urged EU member states’ leaders to provide national top-ups for his new EU investment fund, conf(...)

European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Less than a month after assuming the helm at the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker has unveiled his much awaited investment plan for Europe. Mi(...)