German chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her speech at European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

Angela Merkel has called for the creation of a European army, using a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg to make a passionate appeal for (...)

Manfred Weber: has been an MEP for 16 years but has no state or federal ministerial experience. Photograph: Markku Ulander/Lehtikuva

If Europe’s centre-right parties of the European People’s Party come out on top in next year’s European elections they will get the European Parliamen(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  delivers a speech during the European People’s Party (EPP) congress in Helsinki, Finland. Photograph: Roni Rekomaa/Bloomberg.

The drafting of provisions for an all-UK cutoms union in the Brexit talks remains deeply problematic for several EU member states, Taoiseach Leo Varad(...)

Prime minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán. Photograph: Kimmo Brandt/EPA

Hungary’s rule of law and judicial independence face fresh scrutiny after prime minister Viktor Orbán’s government announced plans for a new court sys(...)

Mario Draghi: “I am conscious that I am speaking in a country that went through a severe crisis.” Photograph: Reuters

Mortgage rates are in higher in Ireland than other European Union countries because of a “quasi-monopoly” among Irish banks and too many problem loans(...)

Sharon Donnery and Philip Lane. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo/Reuters

A letter from the Italian chairman of the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, Roberto Gualtieri, to the Italian presiden(...)

Sharon Donnery, deputy governor of the Central Bank, surprised Government officials when she put her name forward in August to lead the ECB’s Single Supervisory Mechanism. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Central Bank deputy governor Sharon Donnery has been beaten by an Italian economist in a competition to become the next chair of the European Central (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Finland’s Prime Minister Juha Sipila (right)  at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Helsinki. Photograph: Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP

Taoiseach Leo Vardakar has set out a second key condition for acceptance by Ireland of any Brexit backstop review mechanism currently being proposed b(...)

 Donald Trump during a  campaign rally on the eve of voting. File photograph:  Carlos Barria/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has spoken of a “tremendous success” after the Republican party retained control of the Senate in the US midterm elections. (...)

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes is to take up a role as a chief executive of the Irish Banking and Payments Federation.

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has announced that he will not contest the European Parliament elections next May and will instead take up a new role with a(...)

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