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Chinese president Xi Jinping. Photograph: David W Cerny/File Photo/Reuters

Although some countries in central Europe throw open their economies to Chinese investment, others are raising red flags over potential security threa(...)

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The number of Irish people aged 25-29 living with their parents grew at one of the highest rates in Europe between 2007 and 2017, a new report has sho(...)

Prague mayor Zdenek Hrib (left) hanging the Tibetan flag on city hall in March 2019. Beijing has cancelled tours by Prague orchestras and scrapped a co-operation deal with Prague due to Hrib’s support for Tibet and Taiwan. Photograph courtesy of Prague city hall

The mayor of Prague plans to rename the square outside its Russian embassy in honour of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, in a move that may irk(...)

Ukraine’s foreign minister Vadym Prystaiko: “We not only demand that Iran admits its guilt but immediately hands over the black boxes to us, and also resolves the question of compensation to victims of the dead and, ultimately, even for the plane that they destroyed.” Photograph: Martin Divisek

Five countries whose citizens were among 176 people killed when Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner last month have urged it to release the plane’s fl(...)

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Ryanair shares took off on Monday despite the airline conceding that it faced further delays in the delivery of new aircraft that it was due to receiv(...)

The market value of Abbey stands at €313 million, more than double that of Gallagher Holdings’ €145 million takeover bid in 2012. Photograph: iStock

Housebuilder Abbey’s executive chairman, Charles Gallagher and his family have increased their stake in the company to 94.5 per cent. The family’s Ga(...)

EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen  in Brussels, Belgium, last week. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan has arrived in Washington for his first visit to the US capital as Europe’s top trade official, amid ongoing tensions(...)

European Commission’s Valdis Dombrovskis: EU must put “our money where our mouth is” in terms of climate targets for 2050. Photograph: Patrick Seeger

The EU will mobilise investment of €1 trillion over 10 years in its European Green Deal to transform its economy to net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050, th(...)

Croatian prime minister Andrej Plenkovic has outlined a “very intensive and dynamic” start to the country’s presidency of the EU. Photograph: Antonio Bat/EPA

Croatia will take over the presidency of the European Union for the first time on January 1st, for a six-month stint that is likely to be dominated b(...)

Batchelors owner Valeo Foods now has more than €1.16 billion worth of assets.

Jacob’s biscuits and Batchelors beans owner Valeo Foods is on track to breach the €1 billion sales mark in the current financial year, helped by a ser(...)

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