epaItaly’s Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio is surrounded by the media as he leaves  the parliament building   in Rome on Wednesday. Photograph: Giuseppe Lami/EPA

Italy’s two anti-establishment parties agreed the basis for a governing accord on Thursday that would slash taxes, ramp up welfare spending and pose (...)

Attempts to conserve the Irish branch of the European eel have been complicated by Brexit

The autumn spawning migration of the European eel (s. Anguilla anguilla) to the Sargasso Sea is one of the great animal migrations. It is an arduous (...)

European Stability Mechanism managing director Klaus Regling speaking at the Central Bank on Wednesday.

Europe’s leaders should use the current period of strong economic growth to fix the remaining weaknesses in the European Union’s economic and monetar(...)

The European Commission is suggesting raising the legal amount it can ask member states contribute to the EU budget – from 1.2 per cent of GNI to 1.29 per cent. Photograph: iStock

The European Commission has proposed a moderate increase in European Union spending for the next seven-year budget period in a package approved on Wed(...)

The European Union is hoping to require digital businesses to pay tax on profits generated in states where they have a significant digital presence, even if they are not physically located there. Photograph: iStock

Ireland could lose up to €160 million in tax revenue if EU proposals for taxation of the digital economy are approved, an Oireachtas committee heard o(...)

 Peers voted by 335 votes to 244 in favour of an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill despite government warnings that the vote would put Britain at a disadvantage in negotiations with the EU. File photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May’s government has suffered a major defeat on Brexit in the House of Lords, which voted to allow parliament to reject a withdrawal agreement(...)

Photograph: iStock

Tech giants including Google, Apple and Amazon will for the first time face rules governing their commercial relations with smaller businesses under a(...)

A European Parliament resolution on civil-law rules of robotics is based on “a superficial understanding” of the unpredictability and self-learning capacities of  robots, experts have said.

In February 2017, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on civil-law rules of robotics. As part of this, there is a proposal to create a specia(...)

 European Parliament Brexit co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt: “It remains a priority . . . to ensure that citizens, whether UK citizens in the EU or EU citizens in the UK, can continue to lead their lives as they do now.” Photograph: Patrick Seeger

The mistreatment of the Windrush generation by the British authorities is “raising anxieties” among EU citizens hoping to settle in the UK, a group of(...)

Irish patients are being denied access to nine drugs that are widely available across Europe, largely on cost grounds.

Irish patients are being denied access to nine drugs that are widely available across Europe, largely on cost grounds. The drugs - most of them cancer(...)

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