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French president Emmanuel Macron attends an EU summit in Tallinn, Estonia. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

Big events, big speeches and big ideas herald a return of scale and ambition to European politics. The German election, Juncker’s, Macron’s and May’s (...)

Amnesty executive director Colm O’Gorman urged Ministers to press for a fairer and more effective solution to Europe’s refugee crisis. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland is set to narrowly miss out on its pledge to relocate 600 asylum seekers from Greece and Italy within two years under a scheme agreed with Eur(...)

Campaigner Suzy Byrme has called on both sides in the abortion debate to stop ‘abusing the existence’ of people with disabilities in their campaigns. Photographs: The Irish Times

A leading disability campaigner has called on both sides in the abortion debate to stop “abusing the existence” of people with disabilities in their c(...)

Parents’ ‘obsession’ with ensuring their children progress to third-level is a key reason why Irish workers are among the most overqualified in Europe, it has been claimed. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Parents’ “obsession” with ensuring their children progress to third-level is a key reason why Irish workers are among the most overqualified in Europe(...)

PwC partner Doone O’ Doherty addresses The Irish Times/PwC Tax Summit. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

While employment is almost back to pre-crash levels, the composition of the Irish labour market is entirely changed from 2007. The number of Irish wo(...)

Vice Admiral Mellett: nominated by government as chair of the EU’s military committee, the highest military role in the union. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government is to nominate the chief of staff of the Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, for appointment to the highest military position w(...)

Conroy Gold chairman Prof Richard Conroy. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Conroy Gold chairman Prof Richard Conroy did not abuse his power when he blocked the election of shareholder Patrick O’Sullivan and two others to the (...)

Hillary Clinton has revealed she considered  including a universal basic income as a central policy plank in her 2016 election campaign. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

In her campaign memoir What Happened, published this week, Hillary Clinton makes a startling revelation about what might have been the central policy (...)

 Brussels’ new   site aimed at countering Russian propaganda – “EU vs disinfo”, euvsdisinfo.eu – makes for compulsive reading, documenting the more far-flung claims – 3,000 in the last year – and tracking their emergence

The Danes, if one is to believe the story, are opening brothels for zoophiles. They – the zoophiles, not the Danes – are people with a sexual fixation(...)

A Europe-wide basic income ‘would provide our national welfare states with a common floor’. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The idea of providing an unconditional basic income to every citizen “used to be regarded as the fantasy of a handful of lunatics,” Philippe Van Parij(...)

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