European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker addressing a joint sitting of the Dáil and Seanad:  “As the clock to Brexit ticks down, we must prepare for every eventuality, including no deal.”

The European Union must prepare for the possibility of failing to reach a deal on Brexit, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has said. (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  and President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, during his visit to the Government Buildings in  Dublin. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland will not be left isolated by other European Union countries in the negotiations on Britain’s withdrawal from the bloc, the president of the Eu(...)

President of the European Council Jean Claude Junker pictured with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Government buildings on Thursday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The ability of Britain to strike free trade deals with other countries once it leaves the EU will be damaged if it does not honour its commitments on (...)

Simon Coveney gave the Cabinet a Brexit update in advance of the visit to Dublin of European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and Michel Barnier. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has accused the British government of “revisionism” on what it has already agreed on how to avoid a hard border, as he warned t(...)

US president Donald Trump walks to the official G7 welcoming ceremony in La Malbaie, Quebec: there is increasing frustration from European leaders at his  unilateral approach to trade and diplomacy. Photograph: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty

Deepening tensions between Donald Trump and key allies of the United States overshadowed a two-day meeting of G7 leaders in Canada, as the US presiden(...)

Margrethe Vestager does have an official Facebook page, an online diary of her life as the EU’s competition commissioner, one of the biggest jobs in Brussels.  Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Margrethe Vestager, the world’s most powerful regulator of tech companies, does not have a personal Facebook account. She decided to stay off the site(...)

Mounted police officers perform the changing of the guard prior to the swearing-in ceremony for Italy’s new government at Quirinale Presidential Palace in Rome, Italy. Photograph: Massimo Percossi/EPA.

Italy’s new government was sworn in on Friday, ending the country’s longest postwar political crisis but pushing the euro zone’s third-largest economy(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: 'This is not the way we do business.' Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union has vowed to retaliate against sanctions imposed by the United States on steel and aluminium imports, while the Department of Enter(...)

The  Trump administration is imposing a 25%  tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminium from the EU, Canada and Mexico. Photographer:  Bloomberg

What has happened? After weeks of bully and bluster, US president Donald Trump has made good on a promise to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium im(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: “The euro is the currency of our union – a strong and stable euro area is key to its members as well as to the EU as a whole.” Photograph: Getty Images

The European Commission has announced plans for a new crisis-fighting budget that would allow euro zone members hit by once-off economic shocks to acc(...)

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