German chancellor Angela Merkel, European Council president Charles Michel and Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg’s prime minister, at the EU summit in Brussels. Photograph:  Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Bloomberg

European Union leaders reached an agreement to overcome a last-minute blockade of a €1.85 trillion budget and recovery package by Hungary and Poland i(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: His country stands to lose significant sums by blocking the budget and recovery plan.

European Union member states postponed a bust-up over a blockage on next year’s budget and recovery funds intended to stimulate economic growth follow(...)

Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee warns of potential damage to Irish food trade from no-deal Brexit. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Tariffs on Irish food imports into the United Kingdom would come to about €1.35 billion a year in the event of the no-deal Brexit, Minister for Europe(...)