European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has insisted he did nothing wrong as prime minister of Luxembourg, pointing out the tax rulings offered were legal, he has moved to make corporate tax avoidance a key priority.

The “Lux leaks” scandal may have cast a shadow over Jean-Claude Juncker’s first months as European Commission president, but its real significance wil(...)

Two West German policemen prevent people from approaching as East German police, the vopos, stand on and near a fallen portion of the Berlin Wall onNovember 11th 1989. 2:58

East Germany ceased to exist four days before its 41st birthday, on the day of German unity: October 3rd 1990. But the emotional end of East Germany c(...)

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Everything we know about the economy is based on estimates, and all estimates must be treated with caution. The latest revised CSO figures show the ec(...)

Jan Philipp Albrecht is the European parliamentary politician most closely identified with the politics of the digital era. At a time when data(...)

At its congress in the National Convention Centre in Dublin, starting today, the European People’s Party (EPP) will designate its candidate for(...)

German Social Democrat Martin Schulz: engaged in a “slightly democratic” gambit. Photograph: Reuters

For years the struggle between Europe’s institutions has been one of the real dynamics of EU politics, although often wrongly seen as periphera(...)

Prof John FitzGerald: said recovery in the construction industry would have a positive impact on people on the dole, especially those who don’t have an educational level above than the Leaving Certificate. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Young people will end up living with their parents until they are 35 unless the housing supply increases, Economic and Social (...)

A full session of the European Parliament is expected to sign off the law in March and the standard battery charger should be available some time in 2017. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

A standard battery charger for all mobile phones could finally be on the horizon if a provisional deal agreed by MEPs and the Council of Ministers tod(...)

Michaella McCollum Connolly (centre) and Melissa Reid, who are awaiting trial on suspicion of smuggling cocaine out of the country. Photograph: Reuters

A proposed new law currently before the Peruvian congress could have positive implications for an Irish woman if she is convicted of trying to smuggle(...)

Deal or no deal?

Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore may have gilded the lily more than a bit. His announcement late on Wednesday night that the Ir(...)