Despite considerable joy on the part of Brexiteers, the agreement has left Britain  with a significantly weaker economic relationship with the EU. File photograph: The New York Times

Britain and the European Union each hailed the Trade and Co-operation Agreement sealed on Christmas Eve as a triumph for their negotiators which secur(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson gestures as he holds a remote press conference to announce the reaching of a Brexit trade deal. Photograph: Getty

Standing before a row of union flags in Downing Street as he welcomed the post-Brexit agreement with the EU, Boris Johnson was eager to emphasise the (...)

Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban built border fences in 2015 to block mostly Muslim refugees and migrants, and defended what he called traditional Christian and European values. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg

The European Union’s highest court has ruled that Hungary’s hardline asylum policy breaks EU law, adding to tension between the bloc and prime ministe(...)

Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s prime minister, greets Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, during a roundtable meeting at an EU leaders’ summit in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Bloomberg

Hungarian and Polish leaders have declared victory in a dispute over tying European Union funds to the rule of law, even as some of their critics insi(...)

 British prime minister  Boris Johnson  holds a cod during a general election campagin visit to Grimsby Fish Market on December 9th 2019 in Grimsby, England. Photograph: Ben Stansall/WPA Pool/Getty

For almost a week, British and European Union negotiating teams have been meeting in the faceless offices of Britain’s business department near Victor(...)

The barrister remarked that the law on the retention and accessing of mobile phone data is in “a state of significant uncertainty” in this jurisdiction. Photograph: iStock

Lawyers for one of the men accused of falsely imprisoning and assaulting Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) director Kevin Lunney have told the Special C(...)

Graham Dwyer was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of 36-year-old childcare worker Elaine O’Hara in August 2012. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The European Court of Justice is expected to rule against the Irish State in a case referred to it after mobile phone records were used to convict mur(...)

Wilbur Ross: ‘If EU and US companies continue to face legal burdens and uncertainty while transferring data across the Atlantic, the US and Europe will face severe economic consequences.’ Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

The US secretary of commerce, Wilbur Ross, has warned that the so-called Shrems II ruling could undermine transatlantic trade with “severe economic co(...)

Privacy activist Max Schrems: Only the most myopic could argue the Trump administration has provided any ironclad assurances on protection for EU data. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A week from Thursday, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) will hand down a decision in a critical, Irish-originating case that could potentially upend(...)

Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban: “There can be no stricter rule for political parties than for organisations that influence political thinking.” Photograph:  Michal Cizek/AFP via Getty Images

Hungary’s nationalist prime minister Viktor Orban has railed against “liberal imperialism” after the European Union’s highest court handed his governm(...)

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