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Romania’s government has gone into self-isolation and several central European states are imposing major travel restrictions to fight coronavirus, whi(...)

Sinn Féin  president Mary Lou McDonald. ‘The party will settle on its own term for the State, or qualify its use of the official term, then wait for inflation to catch up with  everyone else.’  Photograph: Tom Honan

Leo Varadkar is on a hiding to nothing complaining that Sinn Féin will not call the Irish State by its proper name. Writing in a Sunday newspaper las(...)

Former EU officials at Trinity College Dublin David O’Sullivan, Romano Prodi, Catherine Day and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: EU contributions a small price to pay for “enormous intangible benefits”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has called the State’s financial contribution to the European Union “a steal” and “really cheap” compared to what the country g(...)

 Several ambulances are parked outside a hotel placed in quarantine due to  coronavirus in the town of Adeje, on the Canary island of Tenerife, Spain, on Wednesday.  At least four guests tested positive for the virus. Photograph: Cristobal Garcia/EPA

Public health authorities are planning for a massive increase in the number of people being tested for coronavirus, Minister for Health Simon Harris h(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin  listens to Turkish president Recep Tayip Erdogan  in Istanbul,Turkey. File photograph: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

Turkey may be taking a detour from a collision course with Russia in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan had(...)

Albania’s prime minister Edi Rama and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/ Reuters

For states across Europe’s periphery, EU membership has been vital to economic modernisation and social progress. Each enlargement round, notwithstand(...)

Kosovo’s president Hashim Thaci in Berlin, Germany. File photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

A White House special envoy for Serbia and Kosovo has urged the two states to make compromises and focus on economic development as a basis for establ(...)

Croatian prime minister Andrej Plenkovic has outlined a “very intensive and dynamic” start to the country’s presidency of the EU. Photograph: Antonio Bat/EPA

Croatia will take over the presidency of the European Union for the first time on January 1st, for a six-month stint that is likely to be dominated b(...)

Outgoing European Council president Donald Tusk: A good film, he joked, is one “that starts with an earthquake and builds up to a climax”. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

Donald Tusk channelled Alfred Hitchcock in his farewell to hundreds of European Council staff and journalists in the vast atrium of the Justus Lipsius(...)

Dr John Bell: “We need to decarbonise six times faster than the current rate to transition to a carbon-neutral EU by 2050.”

You have received the 2019 University College Dublin alumni award in research, innovation and impact. What did you study at UCD, and how did you move (...)

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