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Greece’s exit from its international bailout is a bittersweet moment – a time for serious reflection rather than jubilation. Millions of Greeks have s(...)

Athens is set to exit its latest bailout on Monday and rely on bond markets thereafter to refinance its debt after a near nine-year debt crisis that shrank its economy by a quarter. Photograph: Getty Images

Greece will be more tightly monitored after it exits the bailout programme than other euro zone state that received similar loans, head of the Europea(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez at a press conference in southern Spain. Photograph: A Carrasco Ragel/EPA

Chancellor Angela Merkel has returned from her summer holiday, picking up where she left off: demanding far-reaching reform of the EU’s so-called Dubl(...)

I have seen them at close of day, grown pale and spectre thin. Running, with vivid faces among grey 18th-century houses. I have passed with a nod of t(...)

Méabh Ní Drisceoil, third secretary in the Irish embassy in Hungary,  meeting president of Hungary János Áder.

Is there more to being a diplomat than truly spoiling guests at the ambassadorial residence with pyramids of gold foil-wrapped chocolates? The Public(...)

Cherub and sphinx statue in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles near Paris.

If you’ve travelled abroad this summer, you may have handed over some of your hard-earned cash at one of the world’s leading tourist attractions. You (...)

The bank holiday weekend is set to be warm in most places but there will be no return to the heatwave that delighted many earlier in the summer. File image:  Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

The bank holiday weekend is set to be warm in most places but there will be no return to the heatwave that delighted many earlier in the summer. Sat(...)

A woman tries to cool off with water at the Retiro park,  in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

Temperatures may break records across Europe in the coming week, with weather warnings currently in place across much of Spain and Portugal. Althoug(...)

Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev (L) inspects a guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony in front of government buildings in Skopje. Photograph: Georgi Licovski/EPA

Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev has urged compatriots and his nationalist opponents to back a deal to rename their country in a September referen(...)

Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp. Photograph: GoFundMe

A fundraising page for the wife of the Irishman killed in the wildfires in Greece last week has exceeded its target, raising €6,300 in two days. Bria(...)

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