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EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini: ‘I think we need to remind ourselves about the important steps that have been taken in the western Balkans.’ Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

North Macedonia and Albania are likely to face disappointment on Tuesday when EU members decide whether they are ready for accession talks, despite to(...)

Mansaf surrounded by various salads in the home of Um Haya and Abu Haya in Azraq camp

The last thing I want after a long shift is to hear restaurant chatter. The kitchen porters are still going, the pastry chefs are up until 3am, so if (...)

Hisotical Kardamyli village in Messenia, Greece

All summer, The Irish Times will offer tips, advice and information for parents on how to help their children thrive during the holiday mont(...)

Spain and Italy were the two European countries with the highest unemployment rate in April, at 13.8 per cent and 10.2 per cent respectively.

Unemployment in 36 of the world’s economies fell to 5.2 per cent in April, a lower rate than at the height of the previous economic boom. The unempl(...)

New Democracy  party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis exits the polling booth amid voting for the second round of local elections, in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Constantina Peppa/Reuters

The hefty vote for opposition party New Democracy (ND) in Greece’s local and European polls has precipitated a general election scheduled for July 7th(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras leaves the Presidential Palace following a meeting with Greek president Prokopis Pavlopoulos to discuss elections in Athens. Photograph: Costas Baltas/Reuters

Greece is on track for a general election on July 7th, three months ahead of schedule, after the president accepted a request from prime minister Alex(...)

Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders, whose Freedom Party ended up in tenth place in the recent Euro elections.  His party ended up an excruciating two places behind Party for the Animals. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

As he cosied up to Marine Le Pen and Matteo Salvini at a rally in Milan just days before the EU elections last month, one wonders if Dutch far-right l(...)

Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth, US president Donald Trump and Melania Trump during  commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, in Portsmouth, England. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Queen Elizabeth was joined by world leaders including Donald Trump and Angela Merkel to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day on Wednesday, paying person(...)

Christy Lefteri: ‘What stops people from talking about their traumas?’

In the summer of 2016, writer Christy Lefteri travelled to Athens where she spent two months volunteering at a centre for women and children displaced(...)

Italian deputy prime minister and leader of far-right League party Matteo Salvini: League party took  34 per cent of the vote and swept past its coalition partner and rival, the Five Star movement. Photograph: Alessandro Garofalo

The “squeezed middle” has become popular among political scientists and sociologists as a way of characterising the plight of the middle class in a ti(...)

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