European Parliament president Martin Schulz has denounced the “repeated and arbitrary” denial of admission into Russia of Latvian MEP Sandra Kalniete. Photograph: Emanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

A single energy market for Europe is still decades away

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini arrives to attend a conference on Ebola on Tuesday in  Brussels. Leaders of Ebola-hit countries in west Africa attend an international conference in Brussels  to mobilise a final push to end the outbreak and ensure the delivery of nearly $5 billion in aid pledges. Photograph: AFP

Presidents of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea attending conference on Ebola

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

Ireland must take ‘decisive policy action’ to address imbalances

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras: one of his major challenges will be maintaining political cohesion within his government over the next few months. Photograph: Kostas Tsipras/Bloomberg

PM Alexis Tsipras must keep party and public on side over next four months

European Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis: confirmed Italy and Belgium would not be placed into ‘excessive deficit procedure’. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

More effort needed to bring deficit down, European Commission warns France

Athens’s proposals deemed ‘valid starting point’ for vote on loan extension

Inquiry chairman Ciarán Lynch welcomed the ECB’s offer of assistance but said it still wants to hear directly from Jean-Claude Trichet. Photograph: The Irish Times

Move follows intervention by Taoiseach over bank’s refusal to participate in investigation

The unknown soldier monument in Athens. Whether Syriza’s radically different approach of taking a more vocal stance against the troika will deliver more or less benefits for Greece than was achieved in Ireland remains to be seen in the coming months.

In essence, the country is being asked by its lenders to do what Ireland quietly did

List of reform measures Greece sent “is sufficiently comprehensive”

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