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France’s president François Hollande walks away from budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac after a minor government reshuffle, outside the Elysee Palace in Paris, on July 4th last. Photograph: Philippe Wojaze/Reuters

In the midst of a scandal last spring, when France’s budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac was forced to resign because he had stashed money in offshore acco(...)

Speaking in Vienna at a meeting of the European People’s Party (EPP), also attended by German chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission president José Manuel Barosso, Mr Kenny said banking union was “a credibility test for the European Council”.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny yesterday called on EU member states to progress banking union, a year after EU leaders committed to breaking the link betwee(...)

The co-ordinated move by regulators in Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands could result in Google having to pay several million euros, under proposed rules.

European data protection authorities have for the first time threatened to fine Google, if the Silicon Valley-based company does not address their pri(...)

 ERC Chairman Jean-Pierre Lux. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

England, Scotland and Wales have submitted bid proposals to host the 2014 European Club Rugby finals next May according to European Rugby Cup ERC. F(...)

Jeremy Forrest (30), of Chislehurst Road, Petts Wood, Kent, has been found guilty after denying  an offence of child abduction at Lewes Crown Court. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

British teacher Jeremy Forrest has been found guilty at Lewes Crown Court of abducting a schoolgirl.Forrest (30), of Chislehurst Road, Petts Wood, Ken(...)

French president François Hollande: wants to establish a “personal training account” for the unemployed. Photograph: Andrew Winning/PA

President François Hollande prides himself on being a man of dialogue and consensus. So it is in character for him to launch France’s second annual s(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny launches The Case for Investing in Europe 2013 report at the Merrion Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has urged European leaders to deliver on their pledge to break the link between sovereign and banking debt, ahead of a key meetin(...)

Ryanair attracted buyers because its share price was slightly down. It clo
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sed at ¤6.97, up 1.75 per cent. Photograph:Eruc Luke/The Irish Times

Uncertainty around US economic stimulus ahead of a key Federal Reserve meeting last night weighed on global markets yesterday. Since late May markets (...)

Floods in south-west France have forced the closure of the Catholic pilgrimage site in Lourdes and the evacuation of visitors from nearby hotels. Wate(...)

Incoming governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney  is bringing Bank of Canada’s chief spokesman to London with him, in a two-year secondment that could signal a more open style of communications under his leadership. Photograph: Reuters/Michael Buholzer

Mark Carney does not take up his role as governor of the Bank of England until next month, but he has already made what may well prove to be one of th(...)

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