Gary Gannon:  “very excited” about challenging for a European Parliament seat.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Social Democrats councillor Gary Gannon has said he intends to seek a nomination from his party to run in Dublin in May’s European elections. Speaki(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: data hacked includes information such as mobile phone numbers, photos of IDs and personal chat histories. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Germany has sought assistance of Irish data protection officials and US intelligence after a “very, very serious” hack of digital communications of Ge(...)

Demonstrators call for the resignation of Czech prime minister Andrej Babis, on Saturday, the day marking the 29th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, in front of Prague Castle. Photograph:  Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of Czechs have protested against their prime minister, Andrej Babis, and urged him to resign over a string of scandals, including claims fro(...)

Fine Gael  recorded a surplus for 2017 of €1.6m. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty

Political parties are using million of euros of public funding to bolster their financial position ahead of European and local elections – and perhaps(...)

People protesting in Bucharest: President Klaus Iohannis said “brutal intervention” of riot police was “strongly disproportionate”. Photograph:  Octav Dragan/via Reuters

Romanian prosecutors are investigating the role of police officers and protesters in clashes that injured more than 450 people during an anti-governme(...)

Macedonia’s prime minister Zoran Zaev: says the nationalists are holding the nation’s future hostage to party interests. Photograph:  Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

A historic agreement to rename Macedonia and open its path to EU and Nato membership could be derailed by a bitter rivalry between the country’s main(...)

 Czech Republic prime minister Andrej Babis  arrives for a parliamentary session on a confidence vote in the  Prague parliament on Thursday. Photograph:  Martin Divisek/EPA

The Czech Republic finally gained a fully-fledged government on Thursday, nine months after elections and amid continuing controversy over billionaire(...)

Czech prime minister Andrej Babis arrives for the cabinet’s inauguration at Prague Castle on Wednesday. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Czech president Milos Zeman has appointed a new government led by controversial tycoon Andrej Babis, despite criticism of its reliance on communist su(...)

Romania’s ruling Social Democratic Party leader Liviu Dragnea: sentenced last week for involvement in an abuse of office scandal. Photograph: Inquam Photos/Liviu Florin Albei

Political tension in Romania is rising after ruling party chief Liviu Dragnea vowed to push ahead with deeply controversial reforms, despite President(...)

Ano  party leader Andrej Babis: Czech Republic’s new  prime minister. Photograph: Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty

Controversial billionaire Andrej Babis is finally poised to become the fully fledged prime minister of the Czech Republic eight months after winning a(...)

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