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European Union’s Fit for 55 plan targets emissions in  all sectors of the economy and in international trade.

Brussels will set out plans on Wednesday for the EU to become the world’s first mover on achieving net zero emissions in order to limit global warming(...)

 You are likely already burning biofuel in your car. All unleaded petrol on sale in Ireland conforms to the EU’s current E5 regulation. File photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

It’s 41,543sq km. That’s the land area of The Netherlands. It’s also the amount of forest lost around the world in 10 years of biofuel production. Tha(...)

 EirGrid chief infrastructure officer Michael Mahon said the Celtic Interconnector would enable the importing and exporting of renewable energy to and from France when needed.  Photograph: Naoise Culhane

The interconnection of Ireland’s electricity grid with mainland Europe moved a step closer to reality last week with the filing of a planning applicat(...)

Government agencies such as Enterprise Ireland and Bord Bia have an important foothold in France and continue to support Irish exporters attempting to break into the French market.

Since Brexit, France has become Ireland’s nearest neighbour in Europe. The UK’s exit from the EU has meant a souring of Franco-British relations with (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech to the French military forces at the Cercle National des Armées in Paris on Tuesday. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/EPA

Spectators at the Bastille Day parade on the Champs-Élysées on Wednesday must present a health pass certifying that they are either fully vaccinated a(...)

People take part in a funeral ceremony of the Georgian cameraman Lekso Lashkarava in Tbilisi on Tuesday. Photograph: Zurab Kurtsikidze/EPA

Top Georgian officials have rejected calls to resign over the handling of an attack by a far-right mob on LGBT Pride supporters and journalists in the(...)

The case in itself focused on whether Google breached temporary orders issued by the antitrust authority. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images

France’s antitrust watchdog slapped a €500 million fine on Alphabet’s Google on Tuesday for failing to comply fully with temporary orders it had given(...)

Paul Signac, Sainte-Anne, Saint-Tropez, 1905

Charlotte Hellman describes herself as the product of a triple love story between her great-grandfather the neo-impressionist painter Paul Signac; his(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron giving a televised address on Monday evening. “The more we vaccinate, the less space we leave to the virus to spread, the more we avoid hospitalisations and other mutations.” Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images

President Emmanuel Macron delivered his eighth televised address on the Covid-19 pandemic on Monday night, as France confronts a resurgence of the vir(...)

Lyonnaise salad is a French bistro classic

This week I’m rustling up a French bistro classic in honour of Bastille Day, whisking you all the way to Lyon for a decadent salad. Lyonnaise salad is(...)

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