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This year’s elections have led to a three-way split in the European Parliament, with none of the “spitzenkandidat” able to achieve a parliamentary majority. File photograph: Getty

Top jobs – the rules and the traditions Every five years, at the beginning of a new term of the European Parliament, the European Council, which is m(...)

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange   in New York, US. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Weak German economic data and a profit warning from Daimler hit European stock markets on Monday as investors reined in any bets on a fourth week of g(...)

  European Council president Donald Tusk (left) and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker:  business ended on Friday with  a brief Brexit discussion. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet

Although EU leaders on Thursday night laboured mightily to no apparent end to break their “top jobs” deadlock, their four-hour debate into the early h(...)

Bank of Ireland CEO Francesca McDonagh’s plan is to expand the UK division’s loan book by 10 per cent and double its profitability – measured as return on equity – by 2021.

Investors in Bank of Ireland are currently valuing the group’s underperforming UK business at zero, according to an analyst with Bank of America Merri(...)

ECB governor Mario Draghi this week sounded a clear alarm bell about the state of the euro zone economy. Photograph: AFP

The ECB’s official interest rates are already at zero – or lower. Yet this week Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank president, hinted they may fal(...)

If Michel Barnier were to become the European People’s Party candidate for commission president, he has a proven understanding of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

With important high-level European Union appointments due to be discussed again at the EU summit starting today, it is important to consider where Ire(...)

Federal Reserve chairman Jay Powell: the Fed noted that inflation continued to run below its 2% target

The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady but shifted towards a more dovish stance and pointed to possible interest rate cuts in the future, citi(...)

Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann has his eye on the ECB governor role. Photograph: Bloomberg

Jens Weidmann has softened his stance on some of the European Central Bank’s most controversial policies, in a bid to alleviate concerns about his sui(...)

European central Bank president Mario Draghi. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

European stocks rose to six-week highs in the wake of dovish remarks from European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. News that the United States an(...)

With Irish mortgage rates still well above the EU average, there is simply no excuse for borrowers not to benefit from the latest extraordinary developments in interest rates markets.

Another day, another row. US president Donald Trump’s repose to the latest comments by ECB president Mario Draghi underline one of the key issues faci(...)

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