Riot police block opposition supporters carrying a flag with the portrait of jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko from entering the city hall during a rally in Kiev on October 23rd. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

The fate of one woman, now confined to a secluded clinic in eastern Ukraine, is set to decide the fate of relations between her country of 46 million (...)

Michael Campbell before yesterday’s appeal in Vilnius, Lithuania. Photograph:  AP Photo

A Co Louth man who has spent almost six years in Lithuanian prisons is preparing to return home after a court quashed his conviction for trying to bu(...)

EU taxation commissioner Algirdas Semeta has said EU member states should “all work in the same direction” to tackle the issue of tax evasion. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

EU member states should “all work in the same direction” to tackle the issue of tax evasion, EU Commissioner for Taxation Algirdas Semeta has said, fo(...)

Head of the euro group Jeroen Dijsselbloem announced an extra meeting of euro zone finance ministers will take place on November 22nd to sign off on the budgets of the 17 euro zone states. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The European Commission is reserving the right to demand changes to Ireland’s budget next month if the Government is deemed to have made insufficient (...)

 Maire Geoghegan-Quinn

Suzanne Lynch, European Correspondent The EU department headed by Ireland’s EU Commissioner Maire Geoghegan Quinn has become embroiled in a controvers(...)

Executive board member of the European Central Bank, Jörg Asmussen, said  private investment would be the first port of call if a bank needs more capital. Photograph: Reuters

National governments may be forced to contribute to future bank recapitalisations if next year’s European bank stress tests reveal shortfalls in the (...)

Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany’s finance minister, has said the European Commission should not have the final say on when and how a eurozone bank could be closed . Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg.

Germany and Finland have said the European Commission should not have the final say on when and how a eurozone bank could be closed, a position that c(...)

Minister for State Brian Hayes is likely to face some tough questions from colleagues at tomorrow’s discussion on tax evasion. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill.

It was supposed to be a quiet affair. Today euro zone and EU finance ministers reconvene for the first time since June for an informal meeting in Viln(...)

Apple was said to have benefited from a tax rate of 2 per cent in Ireland. Photograph: PA

Ireland is likely to face tough questions about its corporate tax regime when EU finance ministers gather today in Vilnius for a two-day meeting,(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble’s suggestion that Greece would need a third bailout put the euro crisis on the election campaign agenda.   Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

European finance ministers meettomorrow in Vilniusfor the first time since June for their six-monthly “informal” gathering.Traditionally, informal cou(...)

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