The EU’s institutions are pulling in the same direction in a collective economic effort. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The European Central Bank (ECB) is on Friday expected to report a third consecutive month of deflation in the euro zone – something it has done only t(...)

Boris Johnson pulls down his face covering to take a drink as he sits with hospital workers during his visit to Royal Berkshire NHS Hospital in Reading on Monday. Photograph: Jeremy Selwyn/AFT/Getty Images

British prime minister’s Boris Johnson’s plan to flout international law over Brexit is set to be blocked by the House of Lords next month, throwing u(...)


The harassment many women face on social media has become frighteningly normalised. Online abuse of women must be tackled, by law and by the p(...)

Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher: ‘The primary function of Cap is to ensure food security, protect farm incomes and develop rural communities. Within the three proposals adopted today, significant progress was made on all three’

The design of the EU’s huge agricultural subsidies programme for the next seven years came a step closer on Friday as the European Parliament formed a(...)

MEPs have been divided over banning the use of traditional meat terms for vegetarian and vegan products. Photograph: Daniel Roland/AFP via Getty

The European Parliament has voted by 379 to 284 to reject a proposed ban on using meat terms for vegetarian products such as vegan “burgers” or “sausa(...)

The CAP deal is the ‘first step’ in providing a stable framework for farmers to plan their business over the next few years, Minister Charlie McConalogue said. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ahead of a critical vote in the European Parliament on Friday, Irish environmental groups have claimed the EU common agriculture policy (CAP) reform p(...)

The meat industry is seeking a European Union-wide ban on use of terms like ‘vegan burger’ and ‘veggie sausage’.

The meat industry is seeking a European Union-wide ban on use of terms like “vegan burger” and “veggie sausage” in votes that are expected to take pla(...)

Michel Barnier referred to British “sovereignty” several times and called it “a legitimate concern of the government of Boris Johnson”. Photograph: EPA

Intensified negotiations between the European Union and Britain will begin on Thursday and “take place daily including weekends” in a race to reach a (...)

Green MEP Grace O’Sullivan: the proposed CAP is “regressive”. Photograph: Kathleen Harris

The future of agricultural subsidies in the European Union is the subject of crunch debates this week, with an alliance of political groups backing a (...)

Christopher Burge, chief executive of Dublin-based Spark Crowdfunding, said the new rules were a “hugely positive development”

Businesses looking to raise equity and investors that want to back them via crowdfunding platforms are to benefit from better protection. Crowdfundin(...)

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