German minister for foreign affairs Sigmar Gabriel  and Austrian chancellor Christian Kern  deliver a press statement after a meeting in Vienna. Photograph: Herbert Neubauer/AFP/Getty Images

Austrian chancellor Christian Kern on Sunday called for a European Union-wide ban on campaign appearances by Turkish politicians to avoid having indiv(...)

The Government is appealing the European Commission’s ruling on its Irish tax position. Photograph: Reuters

“The Maxforce” is the European Union team that ordered the State to collect billions of euros in back taxes from Apple, rattled the Government, and sp(...)

PVV leader Geert Wilders was found guilty of inciting discrimination at a rally in 2014 when he asked the crowd whether they wanted ‘more or less Moroccans’ in the country. Photograph: Michael Kooren/ Reuters

It’s market day in Almere, a Dutch town 30km east of Amsterdam. The central square is packed with shoppers, as locals stock up on the assortment of fr(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk in Brussels on Wednesday:  said Europeans “must take greater responsibility” for defence. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

EU leaders gather in Brussels for their final summit of the year facing an array of challenges described by one senior EU official as a “minefield of(...)

As a result of the new Leaving Certificate grades, in 2017 the universities and Institutes of Technology will also introduce revised basic matriculation requirements.

What determines whether you get a place on your dream course? All reputable colleges set minimum academic standards which students must meet before th(...)

Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders: “The Netherlands deals with Dutch society and that has nothing to do with the Turkish government.” Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

There’s no hiding the growing tensions between the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and European countries with large Turkish communities,(...)

Apple’s use of Irish companies to shield tens of millions of dollars of overseas profit away from high US corporate tax rates was sharply criticised by a Senate panel three years ago in Washington, prompting the EU investigation into alleged illicit subsidies. A ruling on the investigation into Apple’s Irish tax arrangements is expected soon. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney

The US treasury has fired a warning shot at the European Commission ahead of its ruling on whether Ireland broke state aid rules by agreeing a sweethe(...)

A soldier assists military policemen to carry out extra patrols around Schiphol Airport. Photograph: Remko de Waal/AFP/Getty Images

The Dutch government has been warned that the continuing use of soldiers to beef up security at Schiphol airport – which handles 60 million passenger(...)

Dutch inventor Boyan Slat stands on a boat in front of first prototype set up of ‘The Ocean Cleanup’, which is being installed off the Dutch coast near Scheveningen, The Netherlands. Dutch Dredging and Marine experts company ‘Royal Boskalis Westminster’ together with the Dutch government contributeed €1.5 million to the project. ‘The Ocean Cleanup’ according to a description on their website ‘develops advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. Photograph: EPA/REMKO DE WAAL

A revolutionary new maritime “vacuum cleaner” which could suck more than 20 billion tonnes of plastic waste out of the world’s oceans – solving one of(...)

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon during the opening of the International Criminal Court complex in the Hague, The Netherlands. Photograph: EPA/Koen van Weel

When King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands officially opened the first permanent home of the International Criminal Court yesterday, there was no d(...)

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