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British prime minister Boris Johnson (left) discussed the Northern Ireland protocol during a bilateral meeting with  US president Joe Biden during the G7 summit in Cornwall. Photograph: PA

US president Joe Biden had a “candid discussion” with British prime minister Boris Johnson about the Northern Ireland protocol during the bilateral me(...)

Boris Johnson speaks during a news conference on the final day of the G7 summit in the UK. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA/Bloomberg

British prime minister Boris Johnson has said he will do “whatever it takes” to protect the territorial integrity of the UK after his dispute with the(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson  greets German chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of a bilateral meeting during the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, on Saturday, June 12th, 2021. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/WPA Pool/Getty

The leaders of Germany, France and the European Union have told Boris Johnson that he must fulfil his obligations under the Northern Ireland protocol (...)

US president Joe Biden and British prime minister Boris Johnson pose for photographers during their bilateral meeting in  Cornwall. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Britain, the United States and the European Union are in “complete harmony” on finding solutions to the impasse over Brexit that will uphold the Belfa(...)

The IFA has asked the Minister for Agriculture  to ensure that the least possible amount of money is deducted from Pillar One funding, that covering direct farm payments. Photograph: iStock

The EU continues to ask “more and more” of Irish farmers on environmental reform but without giving them any increase in funding, an Oireachtas commit(...)

Standardising payments would broadly reduce payments to large tillage and beef farmers

Negotiations to set the rules on how the European Union will dole out €387 billion in Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) farming subsidies and rural dev(...)

Mark Rutte: the Netherlands’ prime minister. “I think a large majority of the European population understands the necessity to fight climate change.”  Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/ EPA

A debate on how to reach the European Union’s targets to cut carbon emissions was squeezed and ended without the resolution of deep differences betwee(...)

Taoiseach Micheal Martin at EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet, Pool via AP

The scrambling of a Belarusian Mig-29 fighter jet to escort a Ryanair aircraft to Minsk put the regime of “Europe’s last dictator”, Alexander Lukashen(...)

The EU is trying to align farming with its green deal and curb spending on agricultural subsidies. File photograph: David Sleator

An attempt will be made in Brussels this week to nail down radical reforms to the EU common agricultural policy (CAP) that have been years in making. (...)

A Belarusian dog handler checks luggage off a Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS parked on Minsk International Airport’s apron in Minsk, on May 23rd, 2021. Photograph: Getty Images

European Union leaders have agreed a set of sanctions against Belarus, including a ban on the use of EU air space and airports after the regime of aut(...)

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