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Laura Codruta Kovesi, Romania’s former chief anti-corruption prosecutor and thorn in the side of the government, was forced out of her job last year by the justice minister. Photograph: Daniel Mihailesdu/AFP/Getty Images

When EU leaders met this month in Sibiu, Romania, to cast the future of a post-Brexit EU in as positive light as possible, there was a subtext to the (...)

 Donald Trump and Viktor Orban in the White House this week. The encounter was largely framed as a meeting of ideological allies but the agenda is likely to have been dominated by questions that put them at loggerheads. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Pool via Bloomberg

For more than 20 years, Viktor Orban was shut out of the White House. His last visit was in 1998, deep into Clinton’s second term, when the Hungarian (...)

Exiled in Paris, Joseph Roth  foresaw the grim future, writing to his friend and benefactor Stefan Zweig: ‘It will have become clear to you now that we are drifting towards a great catastrophe.’ Photograph: Getty Images 

If you’ve read Joseph Roth’s great novel The Radetsky March, as I finally got around to doing recently, you’ll know it begins with a fleeting incident(...)

Last year there were 219 FDI projects reported locally

The number of greenfield foreign direct investment (FDI) projects into the Republic grew 8 per cent last year, alongside a 32 per cent increase in cap(...)

Candidates to succeed Jean Claude Juncker as European Commission president gather before their debate at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday. (From left) Jan Zahradil, Nico Cué, Ska Keller,  Margrethe Vestager, Frans Timmermans  and Manfred Weber. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg

Frans Timmermans was being careful. The European Commission vice-president, who is the socialist group’s (PES) nominee for the commission presidency, (...)

US president Donald Trump and Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s prime minister at a meeting at the White House in Washington on Monday. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Pool via Bloomberg

Not since the late 1990s, when Bill Clinton was US president, has Viktor Orbán been granted an audience at the White House. Back then, the Hungarian p(...)

European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/File Photo/Reuters

Unless it mends its ways, Romania is set to become the third EU member state, alongside Hungary and Poland, to face disciplinary proceedings for breac(...)

Dominika and Rafal Skóra

The widow of a taxi driver who died in a paragliding incident on Saturday says she wants to ensure a wedding voucher left in his car is returned to it(...)

Last year’s winning steak,  sirloin from  a grass-fed Ayreshire reared in Finland

Where does the best steak in the world come from? Finland, according to the judges behind the World Steak Challenge 2018, who voted for a sirloin cut (...)

Rafal Skóra, aged in his early 40s, was from Artane in north Dublin.

A man who died following a paragliding incident has been named as Rafal Skóra from north Dublin. Mr Skóra, also known as “Ralph”, aged in his early 4(...)

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