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The EU has stipulated that getting rid of the bureaucratic nightmare of setting up a business is one of the major reforms Greece must undertake if it is to become competitive, attract foreign investment and achieve economic growth. Photograph: Reuters

An Athens newspaper recently referred to the mantra “this is Greece”, which is often used to explain a failure in the political or social system – a w(...)

Some think the French actor is ‘a bit frightening’ because of the characters she has played, most recently in Neil Jordan’s Greta. But Isabelle Hup(...)

Greek bond yields hit the lowest level in nearly 14 years, highlighting a comeback for the country that was the focal point of a debt crisis which crippled the eurozone a decade ago

Greek bond yields hit the lowest level in nearly 14 years, highlighting a comeback for the country that was the focal point of a debt crisis which cri(...)

Patrick and John Collison, co-founders of Stripe. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

From turning around a company’s fortunes to promising funding rounds, the winners for January, February and March of this year’s Irish Times Business (...)

Christine Nagel of Hermès: ‘You can tell so much about a person from how they smell’

Christine Nagel is striking. The round frames of her glasses articulate a quietly intellectual confidence before she says anything. You become aware t(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras (left) and Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev  embrace at a news conference in Skopje on Tuesday. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has visited North Macedonia for what he called a “historic” trip to cement the recent normalisation of the countri(...)

The Sido family when they were briefly reunited in Greece for a few weeks last summer. Nermin, who has been refused under family reunification, stands between brothers Jwan and Khalil.

The family of two young Syrian Kurdish men, who came to Ireland as refugees last year, have appealed for the Government to allow their sister (22) int(...)

Folklore would have us believe that Victoria Beckham not only designed the original Evoque on the back of a football programme while sitting in the st(...)

 Munster’s Keith Earls celebrates scoring their first try with teammates in the province’s narrow Champions Cup quarter-final win over Edinburgh in  Murrayfield Stadium, Scotland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Edinburgh 13 Munster 17 The result tends to initially shape the contours of reflection, softening the edges, so it was unsurprising that the overwhel(...)

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One in 10 households in the private rented sector is paying more that 60 per cent of its income on rent, with one in 20 spending three quarters on ren(...)

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