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Ryanair says in states where social insurance are very high, often to compensate for lower income tax rates, its aircrew are subjected to “sometimes punitive” taxes

Ryanair claims it could lose €5 million a year because of a “peculiar” Irish taxation provision which means its non-Ireland-based staff are effectivel(...)

A protest against a proposed new labour law, billed as the “slave law”, outside the headquarters of Hungarian state television in Budapest. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Thousands of Hungarians who have spent recent nights protesting in icy Budapest intend to make this an uncomfortably hot winter for their premier, Vik(...)

Demonstrators outside parliament  in Budapest, on Sunday. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Getty Images

Budapest braced for another anti-government protest on Monday night, after thousands of Hungarians rallied outside the headquarters of a state broadca(...)

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck greeted supporters on Sunday and made it clear that this was an important day for the club’s image. Photograph: Getty Images

Three Chelsea supporters were spoken to by police after officers received reports of anti-Semitic chanting on a train carrying fans after the club’s g(...)

Placard depicting Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban is pictured during a protest against a proposed new labour law in Budapest on Sunday. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Around 10,000 Hungarians protested in Budapest on Sunday against a new labour law and what they see as the increasingly authoritarian rule of right-wi(...)

Chelsea:  may face sanction from football’s authorities over fans’ chants. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty

Chelsea face a partial closure of Stamford Bridge in the Europa League if Uefa determines a section of supporters were guilty of an anti-Semitic chan(...)

People attending a protest against the new labour law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest on December 13th, 2018. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo

Hungarians have staged another rally against prime minister Viktor Orban’s nationalist government after it pushed through more controversial reforms, (...)

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker talks to UK prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

“My country is in flames,” Bruno Le Maire told fellow finance minsters last week, imploring on them the necessity and urgency of measures that would s(...)

Leo Sharkey in Bratislava

Leo Sharkey, originally from Letterkenny, Co Donegal, arrived in Slovakia last August. He is a lecturer and lawyer in the capital Bratislava. He decid(...)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty: “Ireland has been in the vanguard of promoting equal rights for the LGBTIQ community.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An attempt by Austria to placate opponents of LGBTIQ rights by deleting references to them in an EU declaration has been roundly rejected by other EU (...)

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