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European Council president Charles Michel: ‘Within the space of just a few weeks, the situation has escalated from worrying to alarming.’ Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA/POOL

The email dropped late on Tuesday night: “A word from the president.” This was a missive from Charles Michel, the European Council president who has (...)

“There simply isn’t time to reach a comprehensive free-trade agreement in services and a no-deal Brexit would mean limited ability for trade in services if occurring under World Trade Organisation rules.” Photograph: iStock

Brexit will hit trade in services between the Republic and UK irrespective of the outcome of current talks, according to all-island professional body (...)

In a Word . . .

It is a truth universally acknowledged that, while all men are created evil, some are more evil than others. Women should simply stop having them . . (...)

Phil Hogan:  there could be a role for the EU in guiding the recovery from Covid-19 and managing resilience across sectors.   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Brexit negotiations are in the “real last-chance saloon”, but a trade deal will be agreed between the UK and Brussels, former EU trade commissioner P(...)

MEPs have been divided over banning the use of traditional meat terms for vegetarian and vegan products. Photograph: Daniel Roland/AFP via Getty

The European Parliament has voted by 379 to 284 to reject a proposed ban on using meat terms for vegetarian products such as vegan “burgers” or “sausa(...)

The meat industry is seeking a European Union-wide ban on use of terms like ‘vegan burger’ and ‘veggie sausage’.

The meat industry is seeking a European Union-wide ban on use of terms like “vegan burger” and “veggie sausage” in votes that are expected to take pla(...)

 Armenian troops firing artillery  during military engagement with the Azeri army, in Nagorno-Karabakh, on Tuesday.  Photograph: Sipan Gyulumyan/Armenian Defense Ministry/EPA

Armenia’s prime minister said on Wednesday he saw no possibility of a diplomatic solution at this stage in the conflict with Azerbaijan over the mount(...)

Michel Barnier at the European Parliament in Brussels: “Our door remains open, and will remain until the last practical day for working together.” Photograph:  Olivier Hoslet, Pool via AP

Michel Barnier said on Wednesday that a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK was “within reach” as he acknowledged that compromises would be needed by b(...)

US President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a rally in Carson City, Nevada. Photograph by Mandel Ngan/AFP

With just 15 days until the US presidential election, polls suggest that Donald Trump has an uphill battle to secure a second term in the White House.(...)

Dr Tony Holohan, Dr Colm Henry,  and Prof Philip Nolan at Thursday’s press conference at the Department of Health, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Senior Government figures are to hold a crunch meeting on Saturday to consider the recommendation from the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphe(...)

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