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German President Joachim Gauck inspects the Evzones Presidential Guard, during the official welcome ceremony in Athens. Photograph: Wolfgang Kumm/EPA

German president Joachim Gauck dismissed Greek demands for compensation for Nazi-era crimes during a symbolic visit to Greece today, and instea(...)

British prime minister David Cameron. By declaring last year its intention to renegotiate its relationship with Brussels, Britain finds itself in a curious space both inside and on the periphery of EU policymaking. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

When some of Europe’s most powerful leaders gather in Dublin today to select their candidate to head the European Commission, one country will (...)

 Michel Barnier:  One of three candidates  seeking the nomination for the position of president of the European Commission. Photograph: Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images)

Up to 2,000 delegates arrive in Dublin today for the start of the European People’s Party (EPP) conference, where the group will pick its prefe(...)

José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission with Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It’s just over two months since Jose Manuel Barroso stoked controversy when he said that the euro was a victim of the Irish banking crisis at a(...)

The president of the European Investment Bank has warned that the credit shortage for small and mid-sized firms will probably worsen as a result of tighter financial regulation in the banking union initiative.

The president of the European Investment Bank has warned that the credit shortage for small and mid-sized firms will probably worsen (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel with Russian president Vladimir Putin in 2012. During a weekend of telephone diplomacy, Merkel told Putin he had “breached international law with his unacceptable intervention in the Crimea”. Photograph: Reuters/Thomas Peter

For the 14 years they have known each other, Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin have gotten on like cat and dog. Their public remarks strain the (...)

People protesting against Russian troops in Ukraine outside the EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Yves Herman

Yesterday’s meeting of European Union foreign ministers was always bound to disappoint those favouring a tough approach to Russia’s incursion i(...)

Soldiers without identifying insignia guard the Crimean parliament building next to a sign that reads ’Crimea Russia’ after taking up positions in Simferopol, Ukraine. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

As the Soviet Union disintegrated in 1991, its republics elected their own governments and began voting for independence. The Soviet pre(...)

Sean Phillips: “One customer was able to install a coffee bar, which would have taken two days using traditional methods, in four hours.”

Anyone who has ever struggled to put together so called easy-to-assemble furniture will give a warm welcome to a new invention from company Fol(...)

The countermand was issued by Eoin MacNeill, commander of the Irish Volunteers, in a last-minute attempt to cancel a mobilisation planned for Easter Sunday 1916.

“Volunteers completely deceived. All orders for tomorrow Sunday are completely ca(...)

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