Ireland’s Philip Lane is widely expected to secure the first of a number of top EU job appointments this year.

Euro area finance ministers will fire the starting gun this week on the race to succeed Peter Praet as chief economist of the European Central Bank, (...)

Syrian civil defence volunteers, known as the White Helmets, rescue a boy from the rubble following a reported barrel bomb attack on the Bab al-Nairab neighbourhood of Aleppo on November 24th. Photograph: Ameer Alhalbi/AFP/Getty Images

“Their world is crumbling. Ours is being built.” Donald Trump had won, and Florian Philippot was exultant. Their world, as the vice-president of Fran(...)

UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond has indicated that he will scrap his predecessor George Osborne’s plan to slash corporation tax to below 15 per cent, telling EU finance ministers that the former chancellor’s policy amounted to “suggestions made in the last days of office.

UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond has indicated that he will scrap his predecessor George Osborne’s plan to slash corporation tax to below(...)

Westminster, London. States exist to serve the interests of their citizens. They can achieve that objective only through co-operation with other states.

If Britain were to vote to leave the EU in June would it regain the sovereignty that those in favour of leaving argue it has lost? The answer is no. T(...)

If the euro zone broke up in a disorderly fashion, the damage to its closest partners might be substantial. Yet the EU will remain the UK’s biggest trading partner indefinitely.

If the UK voted to leave the EU, it would almost certainly be outside the arrangement organising the life of our neighbours and principal economic par(...)

 A section of the Bratstvo gas pipeline near Ivano-Frankvisk, Ukraine. Today less than 50 per cent of Russian gas exports to the EU pass through Ukraine. Photograph: Getty Images

As events continue to escalate in Crimea the two-day summit of EU leaders that begins today in Brussels will be dominated by the topic of Ukrai(...)

Officials in Brussels had expected the financial transactions tax to raise up to €35 billion a year, but under the latest model, income could be less than €3.5 billion, one senior EU official said. Photograph: Bloomberg

European countries plan to scale back a proposed financial transactions tax drastically, initially imposing a tiny charge on share deals only and taki(...)