Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko shows a signed landmark association agreement with the European Union during a session of the parliament in Kiev yesterday. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

The European Parliament ratified the European Union’s association agreement with Ukraine in Strasbourg yesterday, as 2,000km to the east the Ukrainian(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan says Government agrees with OECD that there is no point in  establishing  special tax code for the digital economy. Photograph: Matteo Bazzi/EPA

Government ministers insisted today that Ireland had nothing to fear from OECD proposals to clampdown on multinational tax avoidance.Ireland has been (...)

Fyffes and US fruit producer Chiquita have offered concessions to European Union regulators to allay concerns that their proposed $526 million tie-up (...)

Membership of the EU is not a gimme for Scotland. So, whether they vote Yes or No to independence, they might well be an ex-EU member by 2017, given the other referendum, on UK EU membership, that could be taking place around then

It has only been a week-and-a-half since the Scottish independence debate exploded into life - or at least into our consciousness. Saturation media co(...)

Maireád McGuinness: her  call on the EU to immediately drop the superlevy regime in light of the impact of the Russian ban on dairy produce was rejected. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The EU’s handling of the impact of the Russian food import ban has been defended by outgoing EU commissioner for agriculture Dacian Ciolos amid calls(...)

Friends and relatives reunite with soldiers of the Ukrainian volunteer special police battalion ‘Azov’ after they returned following their turn of deployment in eastern Ukraine, near the St Sophia Cathedral in Kiev. Nato has reportedly started delivering weapons to Kiev’s military as it battles Russian-backed separatists. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Deadly shelling has rocked eastern Ukraine’s fragile ceasefire, as Nato states launched exercises in the west of the country and reportedly started(...)

European Central Bank vice-president Vitor Constancio: “If we would have to broaden the programme to include the so-called mezzanine tranches, where there is more risk, for that we would indeed some kind of guarantee.” Photograph: EPA/Matteo Bazzi

The prospect that Irish banks could offload some of their problematic mortgage debts as part of the European Central Bank’s asset-backed security-purc(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan “extremely pleased” with the new line-up of commissioners with responsibility for taxation matters. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has moved to allay concerns that the changes announced at the European Commission last week will increase press(...)

Newly appointed EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan can employ up to three cabinet members from Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

Phil Hogan is expected to finalise his team of advisers during the next few weeks, as he prepares to take responsibility for the European Commissio(...)

MasterCard lost its decade-long battle against a European Union ban on cross-border card fees as Europe’s highest court today supported a broader regu(...)