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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: in the coming weeks he will outline the budget resources available in the case of an orderly Brexit and a disorderly crash-out on October 31st

A no-deal Brexit budget, with spending significantly curtailed, is emerging as the most likely tax and spending plan to be tabled by Minister for Fina(...)

The European Commission criticised the State for failing to “decouple” economic growth from greenhouse gas emissions.  Photograph: iStock

The State should broaden its tax base, continue to address aggressive tax planning, and focus investment on low carbon and energy transition, the Euro(...)

 European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker at a EPP leader meeting ahead of a special EU summit in Brussels, Belgium.  Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/EPA

The subtext to journalists from the EU leaders going into their summit dinner in Brussels on Tuesday night was clear. The gathering was part post mor(...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

When EU leaders meet in Sibiu, Romania, on Thursday, their gathering on Europe Day will also symbolically mark 15 years since the EU’s biggest enlarge(...)

Sibiu’s message would be the legacy project for European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

When Jean Claude Juncker first mentioned a summit in Sibiu, Romania, back in his state-of-the-union address in 2017, he set a high, ambitious bar for (...)

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker says UK’s membership of the EU was based on ‘business, not values’. Photograph: EPA

European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker has said the UK has never been “comfortable” in the EU and pointedly refused to say he shares the ho(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said UK prime minister Theresa May has brought no new ideas to the table in talks to try and agree a joint Brexit approach. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/Getty

Hopes that MPs will approve Theresa May’s Brexit deal before next month’s European Parliament elections receded further on Thursday when the British p(...)

A think tank has suggested that for the first time a combined ‘grand coalition’ of the EPP and the left-wing bloc will not have a majority in the European Parliament.

Anti-EU parties are likely to form the second largest bloc in the European Parliament after next month’s elections, a study of polling trends by a Eur(...)

Volodymyr Zelenskiy spoke about launching “a powerful information war” to counter Kremlin propaganda in militant-controlled areas.

Western leaders have congratulated Volodymyr Zelenskiy on his landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election and pledged continued support for K(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Any kind of Brexit will have “negative consequences” which will be worse for Britain than the EU and be entirely the UK’s responsibility, European Com(...)

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