Eurostat said unadjusted imports fell 6 per cent in annual terms in January to €140.3 billion while exports were almost unchanged at €148.2 billion.

Euro zone imports dropped year-on-year in January while exports remained flat, boosting the single currency area’s trade surplus, data from the Europe(...)

Generally, graduates from other EU countries can access the same subsidies, loans, grants and supports as local students

According to the latest figures from Eurostat on student mobility, 13.3 per cent of Irish students study in another European country. Ireland was rank(...)

Fianna Fáil public expenditure and reform spokesman Sean Fleming has said the Government should ensure “people do not receive water bills from an entity whose right to exist is not yet determined”. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A call has been made for the Government to defer the issuing of water charge bills until there is an EU ruling to accept Irish Water as an independent(...)

Data from Eurostat, the European Union’s official statistics body, reveal women earned almost a sixth less per hour than men in 2012, up from 12.6 per cent in 2008.

The pay gap between men and women in Ireland has widened in recent years, with women earning 14.4 per cent less than men for their work, most recent f(...)

MEP Maireád McGuinness: Described the steady fall in farmers’ share of the consumer price as “dramatic”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Alison Healy, Food and Farming CorrespondentThe share of the supermarket price that European farmers receive for food has fallen from 31 per cent to 2(...)

The European Commission has warned that Ireland must take “decisive policy action” to address macroeconomic imbalances in the economy. File photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The European Commission has warned that Ireland must take “decisive policy action” to address macroeconomic imbalances in the economy.The in-depth rev(...)

Headline inflation has  been in what the European Central Bank calls the ‘danger zone’ below 1 per cent since October 2013. The ECB aims to keep inflation just under 2 per cent over the medium term and the risk of sustained deflation led it last month to launch a €1.1 trillion quantitative easing programme of government-bond buying. (Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg)

A sharp drop in energy prices pulled January’s euro zone consumer prices to levels last seen during the global financial crisis, with only tiny Malta(...)

The figures tell us that Ireland is taking steps to protect its most vulnerable – before State interventions, such as pensions and social welfare payments are factored in, more than half of Ireland’s population are deemed at-risk of poverty.Photograph: Thinkstock

It probably does not come as a surprise to those with very little in their wallets or purses that Ireland continues to rank among the most expensive c(...)

Year-on-year, euro zone growth was 0.9 per cent in the fourth quarter

Euro zone gross domestic product (GDP) grew by more than expected in the final three months of 2014, data from the European statistics agency Eurostat(...)

Migrants arriving at Porto Empedocle in Sicily after being rescued off the Libyian coast by a Dutch freighter. Photograph: Frank Miller

Across Europe asylum applications are on the increase and Ireland, for the first time in more than a decade, is no exception. Last year, there was an(...)