The new tariffs on US imports into the EU will include 15 per cent on aircraft and 25 per cent on a range of agricultural and industrial products

The European Union will impose tariffs on up to €3.4 billion of imports from the United States from Tuesday in retaliation for similar penalties impos(...)

Coronavirus has caused about 1.1m deaths worldwide, mostly among the elderly. File photograph: The Irish Times

Covid-19 has had an immediate and massive impact. But how will it affect the longer term? That is far harder to tell. What do we already know, after (...)

Freight containers at Dublin Port. Ireland’s continued strong export performance this year has  helped to cushion the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Irish economy is expected to be one of the best performers in the EU this year, albeit that activity will shrink due to the impact of the Covid-19(...)

The World Trade Organisation has given the European Union permission to impose tariffs on $4 billion worth of American products annually in retaliation for illegal subsidies given to US plane maker Boeing. Photograph: Lindsey Wasson/The New York Times

The EU has been handed the right to hit almost $4 billion (€3.4 billion)-worth of US goods with punitive tariffs in retaliation for illegal state aid (...)

A file image of  Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen: They have asked their negotiators to work ‘intensively’ to bridge gaps between the sides. Photograph: Getty

British prime minister Boris Johnson and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen agreed in a phone call on Saturday to step up Brexit talks(...)

European Commission president Ursula Von Der Leyen delivers her first state of the union speech at a plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: EPA

Europe must use green investments to relaunch its economy in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic to reshape it for the future, EU Commission presiden(...)

British cabinet office minister Michael Gove visited the Ulster Carpets factory in Co Armagh on Friday in the course of his visit to Northern Ireland. Photograph: Press Eye/PA Wire

An announcement of £650 million in funding for Northern Ireland was proclaimed by the British government as a “major . . . investment” and statement o(...)

Britain’s lead Brexit negotiator David Frost in Brussels in Monday. The UK government has moved Mr Frost to a new role as national security adviser, which he will take up at the end of August. Photograph: John Thys/AFP via Getty Images

The UK has turned up the pressure dial on Brexit talks as negotiators begin their first face-to-face talks in Brussels since February to try to break (...)

Emer Cooke moves to the EMA from a role as director of the WHO’s regulation and prequalification department, which she held since 2016

Emer Cooke has been named executive director of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), becoming the first woman to lead the powerful regulatory body. Th(...)

European Council president Charles Michel participates in a virtual summit with European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and Chinese president Xi Jinping in Brussels.

European Union chiefs bid to convince Beijing to bring about fairer treatment of foreign companies on Monday in the first formal talks since a cooling(...)

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