Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister of State  Helen McEntee meeting British PM Theresa May and her chief of staff Gavin Barwell  in Sofia. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP.

Theresa May has set out in broad outline to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar long-awaited new British proposals on post-Brexit customs arrangements. The Britis(...)

Former diplomat Ray Bassett has told a meeting at Westminster that the Government and the EU should drop their demand for a backstop agreement on the Border ahead of next month’s European Union summit in Brussels. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former Irish diplomat Ray Bassett has told a meeting at Westminster that the Government and the EU should drop their demand for a backstop agreement o(...)

EU-Western Balkans summit:   German chancellor Angela Merkel, Bulgarian prime minister Boiko Borissov, French president Emmanuel Macron and British prime minister Theresa May, in the second row. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump was the ghost at the feast. As EU leaders munched their way through the shopska salad and other Bulagarian fare – surely some Rakia was d(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker speaking at the European University Institute in Florence: “We want all Europeans to be full-time Europeans, not fair-weather Europeans.” Photograph: Claudio Giovannini

Cumbersome EU decision-making by unanimity in foreign affairs and taxation remains an impediment to what the union needs to do, European Commission pr(...)

US president Donald Trump after an exchange with reporters prior to the start of a Cabinet meeting the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 9th, 2018.  Also pictured (from left) are interior secretary Ryan Zinke; John Sullivan, the deputy secretary of state;  and Patrick Shanahan, the deputy secretary of defence. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

US president Donald Trump has warned of “severe consequences” if Iran restarts its nuclear activity, a day after he announced America’s withdrawal fro(...)

A statue of German philosopher, economist, political theorist and sociologist Karl Marx is placed on its plinth in his birthplace of Trier, Germany. Photograph: Harald Tittel/AFP/Getty

His view over Brussels’s magnificent Grand Place from La Maison du Cygne was a vivid architectural representation of what he was trying to write. Hist(...)

On Wednesday budget commissioner Gunther Oettinger will set out his proposals for the next EU budget – running from the end of 2020 for seven years. Photograph: iStock

Once every seven years, the European Union plunges into the fraught process of negotiating an agreement, by unanimity, to set the union’s next multi-a(...)

European Union negotiator Michel Barnier visiting to the EU subway station in Sofia: talks of the Belfast Agreement as a European agreement. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

When Michel Barnier visits Derry on Wednesday as part of his tour of Ireland, the city will just have celebrated the launch of a new four-year project(...)

A European Parliament resolution on civil-law rules of robotics is based on “a superficial understanding” of the unpredictability and self-learning capacities of  robots, experts have said.

In February 2017, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on civil-law rules of robotics. As part of this, there is a proposal to create a specia(...)

Former European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso: “The creativity of lawyers is boundless.” Photograph: Getty Images

Any attempt to “carve out” Northern Ireland from the UK leaving it under EU economic rules post-Brexit would be an “absolute deal breaker”, pro-Remain(...)

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