President Vladimir Putin of Russia, second from left, speaks to  US secretary of state John Kerry, right, at the UN climate change conference in Paris. Photograph: New York Times

US president Barack Obama has told crucial climate change talks in Paris the negotiations represent an act of defiance after the attacks in t(...)

The Place de la Republique is covered in pairs of shoes  in  Paris, as part of a symbolic and peaceful rally called by the NGO Avaaz within the UN conference on climate change COP21. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland faces fresh pressure from EU member states and the European Commission over its high level of agricultural emissions, Taoiseach Enda Ke(...)

EU Council president Donald Tusk arrives for the start of the EU-Turkey summit in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/Etienne Laurent/EPA

The European Commission is to draw up plans for a new resettlement scheme for refugees arriving in Turkey, after German chancellor Angela Mer(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu and French president François Hollande at the summit meeting  at the EU headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Thierry Monasse/AFP/Getty Images

The EU-Turkey agreement signed on Sunday represents one of the most significant political engagements by the European Union with Turkey for d(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photograph: EPA

EU leaders, including Taoiseach Enda Kenny, gather in Brussels on Sunday for an EU-Turkey summit on the refugee crisis. Even before the down(...)

The Commission will now subject the Irish economy to an in-depth review. Photograph: Reuters

The European Commission has raised concerns about the housing market and the level of public and private debt in Ireland in its annual analysis(...)

All four Fine Gael MEPs voted against the committee proposal. Photograph: Reuters

The European Parliament has agreed to set up a successor committee to the Special Committee on Tax Rulings established in the wake of the Luxem(...)

An armoured car drives along the street in Brussels, Belgium. The city has  witnessed the biggest presence of armed forces since the second World War  Photograph: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

A deep sense of anxiety pervaded the streets of Brussels this week as the city was put on lockdown following warnings of a “serious and imminent” terr(...)

Members of the European Parliament  backed a non-binding resolution on measures to prevent radicalisation. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

The European Parliament has called for the creation of an EU “blacklist” of known and suspected jihadist terrorists, as part of an EU clampdown on t(...)

Members of the European Parliament take part in a voting session  in Strasbourg, eastern France, on November 25, 2015.  Photograph/Frederick Florin/Getty Images

The chair of the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Tax Rulings has warned the Government that recent changes to corporate tax arrangements mu(...)