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(...)

Andy McCue: got more than €3.7 million in salary, benefits and shares in 2015. Photograph: Gary O’Neill

Brexit This week marked the first full week of formal campaigning in the upcoming UK referendum on EU membership – and there was wall-to- wall covera(...)

The government of  Alexis Tsipras has pushed through dozens of reforms, but many outstanding issues remain. Photograph: EPA

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras made a fresh call for debt relief ahead of Friday’s meeting of euro zone finance ministers, as new data showed tha(...)

Ireland’s health service got proportionately more than the NHS in Britain and about four times the share enjoyed by the health systems of Greece and Slovakia

Ireland spends the largest share of government expenditure on health of any country in the EU, according to new figures. Government expenditure on un(...)

Pakistani and Afghan migrants protest against  deportation to Turkey inside the Moria detention centre in Mytilen, Greece. Photograph:  Aris Messinisaris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

Some Syrians in Turkey will reach Europe safely through the controversial one-returned, one-forwarded agreement drawn up by Ankara and the European Un(...)

Construction continues apace in the City of London, April 18th, 2016. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA

On the website of the Vote Leave campaign is a live sterling figure which slowly ticks upwards. One second it stands at £508,669,966,129, a moment lat(...)

People enter an unemployment registry office in Mataro near Barcelona

Euro-area unemployment retreated in February to the lowest since 2011, continuing its slow decline as the economy grows at a modest pace. The rate fe(...)

European Central Bank (BCE) President Mario Draghi has been battling ultra-low inflation for years and unveiled an unexpectedly big stimulus package this month, cutting rates deeper into negative territory, expanding monthly asset buys by a third and offering free loans to banks. (Photograph: THIERRY CHARLIER/AFP/Getty Images)

The fall in euro area inflation slowed this month while core figures, which strip out volatile food and energy prices, accelerated, mildly positive n(...)

Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan said this legal opinion is leaked at a time when Fine Gael and Fianna Fail are being forced to speak to one another. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has insisted it will abolish water charges despite legal advice given to Irish Water warning there is no possibility under European law fo(...)

Ireland also recorded the largest monthly rise in industrial output in the EU, up 12.7 per cent from December to January

Ireland recorded the biggest rise in industrial production across the European Union in the year to the end of January, new figures from the EU’s offi(...)