Antonio Tajani

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Mairead McGuinness: The Irish MEP lost her bid to become a candidate for president of the  European Parliament, with 57 votes to winner Antonio Tajani’s 94. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The nomination of an Italian MEP as the European People’s Party (EPP) candidate for president of the European Parliament has dashed Irish hopes of hav(...)

Fine Gael MEP Mairead Mc Guinness has failed to clinch the nomination to become the European People’s Party (EPP) candidate for European Parliament president.   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness has failed to clinch the nomination to become the European People’s Party (EPP) candidate for European Parliament pr(...)

IItalian Socialist MEP Gianni Pittella and European Commission presidentJean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The head of the Socialist group in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella, formally entered the race to become the next European Parliament presiden(...)

Mairéad McGuinness: committed to an “EU27 approach” to the forthcoming Brexit negotiations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The announcement by European Parliament president Martin Schulz that he will not run for a third term has given a huge boost to Mairéad McGuinness’s (...)

 Mairead McGuinness MEP: respected by both sides in the European Parliament. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

MEPs gathered in Strasbourg this week for their regular plenary session at the European Parliament. While events were not as dramatic as last time, wh(...)

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness is one of 12 vice-presidents of the European Union. Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The European Commission held its final meeting of commissioners before the summer break yesterday, as the EU prepared for its annual August wind-down.(...)

The European Parliament meets in Strasbourg yesterday. EPA/PATRICK SEEGER

Ireland will have two MEPs on the influential economics committee in the new European Parliament, with the appointment of former junior finance minis(...)

Shimon Peres, who met European Commission vice-president Antonio Tajani today. Photograph: Gali Tibbon/Reuters

European Commission vice-president Antonio Tajani pledged today to strengthen industrial co-operation between the European Union and Israel, despite c(...)

Italian airline Alitalia is currently losing close to €2 million a day.  photograph: max rossi/reuters

And now for something completely different – Italian airline Alitalia is in crisis...again. Given that this former state run, now privatised flag carr(...)

EU commissioner for enterprise and industry Antonio Tajani believes the EU can offer an excellent way for businesses to grow their links abroad. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

This year’s annual late spring-early summer exhibition at Brussels’s national gallery was devoted to Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky. The father of a(...)

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