President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Junker: “Europe cannot and must not be a fortress with its back to the world.”

Growing inequality in Europe, fuelled by some governments’ failure to “deliver the benefits of economic growth to the people” must be tackled if the m(...)

European central Bank president Mario Draghi. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

European stocks rose to six-week highs in the wake of dovish remarks from European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. News that the United States an(...)

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD along with other Government Ministers, announcing details of Climate Action Plan 2019  on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Ireland is to join a majority of other EU members in supporting a carbon neutrality objective for 2050, increasing the chances that a deal will b(...)

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini: ‘I think we need to remind ourselves about the important steps that have been taken in the western Balkans.’ Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

North Macedonia and Albania are likely to face disappointment on Tuesday when EU members decide whether they are ready for accession talks, despite to(...)

The partnership will build wind farms with the total capacity to generate 1,000 megawatts of electricity by 2030, which Coillte estimates is enough to power about half a million homes.

State companies Coillte and the ESB are close to agreeing a joint venture that could spark a €1 billion investment in green electricity. Forestry com(...)

European authorities blamed Russian groups on Friday for disinformation campaigns designed to depress turnout and sway public opinion in last month’s European Union elections. File Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

European authorities blamed Russian groups on Friday for disinformation campaigns designed to depress turnout and sway public opinion in last month’s(...)

‘No way exists which combines the kind of Brexit which the DUP has supported with the absence of a trade border on the island.’ Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

We can’t go back to the “borders of the past” has been a constant political refrain on all sides in the Brexit debate. And we probably won’t, at least(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi, left,  with  Italy’s economy and finance minister Giovanni Tria during the Eurogroup meeting at the EU headquarters in Luxembourg on Thursday. Photograph: John  Thys/AFP/Getty Images

EU finance ministers and officials have warned Italy that it needs to bring its public finances back into line with the bloc’s rules, saying previous (...)

The State is ranked seventh among EU member states based on a draft national energy and climate plan submitted to Brussels, but actions committed to are deemed ‘insufficient’. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

A new climate ranking indicates most EU governments will fail to meet their own 2030 emissions targets by cutting carbon pollution from transport. The(...)

Economics Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Wednesday that Brussels wanted Italy to present ‘a credible path’ for its finances this year and next, and called for quick decisions

Italy aims to convince the EU to delay until the autumn a decision on whether to open a disciplinary procedure over its finances, which is expected to(...)

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