EU justice commissioner Vivian Reding raised concerns about the appointment procedure for the regulator. Photograph: Thierry Roge/Reuters

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has rejected claims by EU justice commissioner Vivian Reding that it threatened the independence of the I(...)

Speaking in Strasbourg, internal markets commissioner Michel Barnier said the vote sent a clear signal there would be “zero tolerance for manipulators” in financial markets.    Photograph: Jock Fistick/Bloomberg

The European Parliament yesterday voted in favour of new EU proposals to penalise market manipulators, including the imposition of a minimum four-year(...)

Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for Justice: Croatia’s passing of  a law limiting the application of the European Arrest Warrant amounts to “a breach of trust” with the other member states that ratified the country’s application to join the EU. Photograph: Getty

    Croatia has become embroiled in a dispute with the European Commission less than two months after joining the European Uni(...)

The is the full text of The Irish Times interview with European Stability Mechanism (ESM) managing director Klaus Regling on July 22nd, 2013. PRECAUTI(...)

Luxembourg’s prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker leaves the Grand Ducal Palace after resigning. Photograph: Charles Caratini/Reuters

Luxembourg’s government resigned yesterday amid controversy over prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker’s handling of a security service spying investigat(...)

Justice Minister Alan Shatter.

The spam presidency. As European citizens are made the miserable targets of unimpeded “direct marketing”, that may be how Ireland’s stint in the EU(...)