Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk:  his country now has sufficient fuel in storage and can buy gas more cheaply from Europe. Photograph: Andrew Kravchenko/AP Photo

Ukraine has stopped buying gas from Russia and barred Russian airliners from its airspace, as tension between the neighbours increased over an energy (...)

European Commission’s President Jean-Claude Juncker attends a debate on terrorist attacks in Paris and subsequent police and military operations at the European Parliament in Strasbourg,. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has said the “spirit of Schengen” must be safeguarded as he warned against equating terrorists with (...)

The EU executive arm had proposed stricter rules in 2013 but concerns about the impact of the new regulation, notably on the use of US benchmarks in Europe, delayed talks

European Union negotiators reached a deal in the early hours of Wednesday on new rules to prevent the rigging of market benchmarks, after banks’ attem(...)

 We cannot receive more refugees in Europe,” French prime minister Manuel Valls told journalists in Paris. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

French prime minister Manuel Valls has said Europe cannot accept more refugees, as he stressed the solution to the migration crisis lay in the Middle (...)

Migrants and refugees cross the Greek-Macedonian border, near Gevgelija. Since last week, Macedonia has restricted passage to northern Europe to only Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans who are considered war refugees. Photograph: Getty Images

Following the horror of the terrorist attacks in Paris it was inevitable that the EU’s refugee strategy would come under the spotlight. Despite the fa(...)

The Commission said that the scheme will be “cost-neutral” to banks, and will be risk-weighted; riskier banks will pay higher contributions than safer banks, and this will be strengthened as EDIS is introduced gradually.

The European Commission on Tuesday proposed a euro-area wide insurance scheme for bank deposits, which would ensure that all retail deposits in the E(...)

Ciaran Lynch, Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis

The architecture of Irish governance compares favourably with other jurisdictions. Successive Irish governments have introduced far-reaching reforms o(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny during the Global Irish Economic Forum at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fine Gael is to promise voters it will further reduce the main rate of the universal social charge in its first budget if returned to office after (...)

Rick Rieder, managing director and top bond fund manager for BlackRock Inc, which has $4.5 trillion in assets under management. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

BlackRock met EU officials to discuss financial market matters more times than any other company in the seven months to July, in a sign of the growing(...)

France’s justice minister Christiane Taubira and interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve, Luxembourg’s vice prime minister Etienne Schneider and justice minister Felix Braz, give a press conference at the end of the EU justice ministers meeting in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

EU justice ministers meeting in Brussels have agreed a suite of measures to step up security in the wake of the Paris attacks, although they have st(...)