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Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: “The EU is born of a vision to end wars.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Bill to enshrine neutrality in the Constitution could affect Ireland’s ability to participate in UN missions, the Dáil has heard. Tánaiste Simon Co(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron: wants an expansion of EU powers in exactly the kind of way that makes many Europeans feel alienated.  Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP

Humility is not Emmanuel Macron’s defining characteristic. He has an approval rating of about 34 per cent in France, which is 10 per cent lower than D(...)

Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe: ‘I do not believe there will ever be a European army.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A Fine Gael former minister for defence has accused the Government of attempting to “join the big boys” on European defence projects in a “creepy craw(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK): AKK, the new chair of the German Christian Democratic Union, has to put up with being tagged a mini-Merkel. Photograph: Filip Singer

Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, known as AKK, the new chair of the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has to put u(...)

Europe’s future depended on France and Germany working together to prevent the continent becoming a “plaything of great powers,” French president Emmanuel Macron told the Bundestag. Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

In his Bundestag debut on Sunday, French president Emmanuel Macron warned Europe – and his German host – that “chaos” looms unless the continent – pus(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “There isn’t, nor should there be, any one political party anywhere in the UK or Europe that should have a veto on this.” Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

The Taoiseach has said that no one political party could exercise a veto over a Brexit agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom. (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron (R) and US president Donald  Trump (L) meet ahead of the international ceremony for the Centenary of the WWI Armistice of 11 November 1918 at the Elysee palace in Paris. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron and US president Donald Trump agreed on Saturday on the need for Europe to bear more of the burden for defence, paper(...)

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn: both their parties are implying they want to leave the EU in its entirety but might have to stay in the customs union to avoid a hard border in Ireland. Photograph: John Stillwell/AFP/Getty Images

What is the point of being inside the EU’s customs union but outside its single market? That is the proposition UK prime minister Theresa May is abou(...)

‘Germany’s increased commitment to militarisation follows Russia’s incursion into Ukraine and perhaps Donald Trump’s bluster about ‘America first’.’

These are tense times. There is an impulsive egotist in the White House, who thinks that foreign policy can be sketched out in tweets. Tensions are hi(...)

Members of the Defence Forces pass the GPO during the ceremony commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Easter Rising 1916 on Dublin’s O’Connell Street in 2016.Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland is justly proud of its military neutrality. It is a principle that enhances our ability to pursue key foreign policy goals and amplifies our v(...)

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