UK prime minister Theresa May will travel to Brussels this week ahead of the summit to meet European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

European affairs ministers will hear a first strongly supportive response from EU capitals to the Brexit withdrawal agreement when they meet in Brusse(...)

European commissioner  Pierre Moscovici,  Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Spain’s minister for finance Nadia Calvino at the  meeting of Eurogroup finance ministers  in Brussels, on Monday.  Photograph:  Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

There is no wavering in Dublin’s opposition to proposals for an EU digital sales tax, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe insisted ahead of an EU mee(...)

Senators Orrin Hatch and Ron Wyden, of the US Senate Finance Committee, warn of “significant and growing concerns” in the US about the tax. Photograph: Getty Images

Brussels has come under renewed pressure to drop controversial proposals to tax digital company revenue in a letter from key US senators to the presid(...)

Anti-brexit protestors wave flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

British prime minister Theresa May has hinted that she realises that she may not be able to rely on the votes of the DUP for her Brexit proposals, Fia(...)

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier chats with Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney ahead of a meeting at the European Council in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

There is an urgent need to see progress on the Irish backstop in the next month, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said. S(...)

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz whose country has just assumed the rotating presidency of the EU. Photograph: Getty

Austria’s chancellor Sebastian Kurz has opened the door to extending negotiations with the UK should agreement not be forthcoming on the Irish Border,(...)

The complainant, named as JQ, was head of the Internal Medicine Department of a Catholic hospital in Düsseldorf.

A Catholic hospital in Germany was not entitled to fire a surgeon because he divorced and remarried in a civil ceremony, the Court of Justice of the E(...)

Irish High Court’s Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly: said “immense” legislative changes to Poland’s judicial system under the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party called into question the rule of law.

A Polish man currently being held on a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) in an Irish jail would get a fair trial if deported to Poland, lawyers for Irelan(...)

The report criticises social media platforms for not protecting users’ data, a nod to   the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

Engaging with the giant social media companies to agree and then enforce a new code of practice on fake news , or “disinformation”, will be the centra(...)

European Council President Donald Tusk before his speech at the European Parliament on Wednesday. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

The UK has again been warned by the EU that unless it comes up with a solution that avoids a hard Border on the island of Ireland, both arrangements f(...)

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