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A view of the European Parliament building in   Strasbourg, France. File photograph: Arterra/UIG via Getty Images

The European Parliament has backed plans to cut EU funds to member states who undermine the rule of law or allow corruption to fester – a move that co(...)

Eddie Jones: “To beat Ireland, we need to compete brutally in all the contest areas of the game.” Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Owen Farrell will captain England in their opening Six Nations match against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, February, 2nd, following confir(...)

A veto worth keeping

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe wasted no time in rejecting the European Commission’s blueprint to end national vetoes on major tax issues and re(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin walks with Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic outside the palace in Belgrade, Serbia. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov

Russian president Vladimir Putin has pledged to deepen economic ties with Serbia and to support its position on Kosovo, as he visited Belgrade to help(...)

European commissioner  Pierre Moscovici is asking the member states to allow voting on tax issues to move from unanimity  to QMV. Photograph: Costas Baltas/Reuters

With the European elections looming and the commission’s term running out, it’s time for a commissioner to be thinking in legacy terms. Sure, there ar(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

A rousing rendition of Ode to Joy in Bucharest’s spectacular domed Athenaeum concert hall ushered in Romania’s first EU presidency on Thursday night. (...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban. There will be two civilisations in the EU. A mixed Muslim-Christian one in the west and a traditional European-Christian in central Europe,” he said on Thursday. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has said migration will be the main issue in European parliamentary elections in May, which he hopes anti-immigr(...)

The European Union is failing to stem misuse of EU funds worth hundreds of millions of euros each year, and manages to recoup only about 15 per cent o(...)

Members of the European Parliament: it is a genuine co-legislator in many areas of EU policy and budgeting.  Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP

The turn of the new year has ushered in the EU’s election season. In five months, voters across the union will cast ballots in a European Parliament v(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: “slave law” enforces   hundreds of hours of overtime without full or immediate compensation. Photograph: Akos Stiller/New York Times

Hungarian opposition groups and trade unions have pledged to hold more street protests and threatened to launch strike action, unless the nationalist (...)

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