Less than 10 years ago, making a four-minute call to Ireland while on a trip to Paris would have cost an Irish consumer as much as €5, while someone in Malta would have had to pay €9.76 for a call of the same length. File photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The cost of roaming across the European Union will fall significantly from midnight on Friday as an interim charging cap comes into effect ahead of a (...)

On a year-on-year basis, euro zone GDP rose 1.6 per cent in the first quarter

The euro zone economy accelerated more than expected in the first quarter, preliminary data showed on Friday, but consumer prices also dropped by more(...)

Labour’s candidate for mayor of London Sadiq Khan  with supporters in Brixton, south London:  he would be the first Muslim to hold such a high-profile political office in Britain. Photograph:  John Stillwell/PA Wire

As the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union sucks most of the oxygen out of British politics, voters throughout the country face e(...)

PwC’s Feargal O’Rourke with former UK prime minister Gordon Brown  in Dublin. Mr Brown said: “The UK and Ireland are so closely interconnected as members and partners in the European Union that a British exit from the European Union would hurt both.” Photograph: Maxwell Photography

Former taoiseach John Bruton says the UK will suffer a major loss of influence on the global economy if it votes to leave the EU. He said membershi(...)

Chief executive António Horta Osório said results demonstrate strength of company’s business model

Lloyds Banking Group reported underlying profits in line with expectations on Thursday, keeping first quarter revenues steady and cutting bad debts de(...)

EU Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly published a report last year which found the European Commission’s approach to publicising meetings with  lobbyists was “inadequate, unreliable and unsatisfactory”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tucked away on the busy streets around the European Parliament in Brussels lie rows of gleaming buildings. Behind the discreet brass plaques lie the B(...)

Secretary general of the OECD Angel Gurría: “Brexit is like a tax. It is the equivalent to roughly missing out on about one month’s income within four years.” Photograph: EPA

Leaving the European Union would cost British workers a month’s salary by 2020 but would reduce net immigration and lower house prices, the Organisati(...)

Cranes next  in the financial district of the City of London. Britain on June 23rd will vote in a referendum whether to stay or to leave the European Union. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA

The UK economy lost momentum in the first quarter as services posted their weakest performance for almost a year and industrial production continued (...)

Jose Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) at the London School of Economics where he outlined the economic consequences. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Leaving the European Union would cost the average working Briton the equivalent of a month’s salary by 2020, the Organisation for Economic Co-operati(...)

British justice secretary Michael Gove has attacked home secretary Theresa May’s calls for Britain to leave the European Convention on Human Rights.  “A far greater threat to our liberty and sovereignty is the European Court of Justice,” he said.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Britain’s justice secretary Michael Gove has slapped down home secretary Theresa May’s call for Britain to leave the European Convention on Human Rig(...)