German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks on the shooting in Hanau at the chancellery in Berlin. Photograph: Omer Messinger/EPA

Angela Merkel has said the murder of nine people in a shooting rampage by a suspected rightwing extremist has revealed the “poison” of racism and hate(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Strasbourg on Tuesday. Photograph: Jean-Francois Badias/AP

Boris Johnson’s suggestion that the UK could be prepared to accept an Australian-style relationship with the EU without a formal trade deal has “surpr(...)

EU chief negotiator  Michel Barnier published the  European Commission’s  Brexit negotiating mandate on Monday. Photograph: Bloomberg

The EU made clear on Monday that Britain can not expect a zero-tariffs and zero-quotas deal trade with the bloc unless London agrees to terms that ens(...)

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen at a press conference on Brexit at the EU Parliament in Brussels, on Friday. Photograph: John Thys/AFP via Getty Images

The UK, has lost a great deal in the self-inflicted wound that is Brexit. But the European Union loses too. Brexit leaves it weaker on the world stage(...)

European Council president Charles Michel, EU Parliament president David Sassoli and EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen giving a speech on the future of Europe in Brussels on Friday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

EU leaders marked Friday’s midnight Brexit formally with speeches expressing regret but resolutely facing into the future challenges of climate change(...)

Ivanka Trump, senior adviser to President Trump, left, and Wilbur Ross, US commerce secretary, sit in the audience during a panel session on the closing day of the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 24th 2020.  Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The US commerce secretary has warned that the Trump administration would “react” to the EU’s plans for a carbon tax with possible punitive measures ag(...)

Apple chief executive Tim Cook is presented with the inaugural IDA special recognition award   by IDA chief executive  Martin Shanahan, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and IDA chairman Frank Ryan. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways,” begins the 19th century sonnet by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. In the case of tech giant Apple’s relation(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen (left) and  President of the European Council, Charles Michel sign the agreement in Brussels, Belgium.Photograph: European Commission/PA Wire

The presidents of the European Council and the European Commission have formally signed the Brexit withdrawal agreement ahead of Britain’s departure f(...)

Danny McCoy: “When Ireland joined the EU, he said that we would be able to have a growing population, full employment, and living standards comparable with the EEC Six as it then was. Tick, tick, tick. We’ve achieved all of that and the glue that has held it together is trade.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish business community will gather next month at the Convention Centre in Dublin for the Ibec Leaders Conference which will focus on the timely (...)

A pro-EU,  anti-Brexit protester in London: The willingness of EU leaders to circumvent MEPs’ involvement in the election of commission president Ursula von der Leyen has led to calls to give them more teeth. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

It’s an explicit recognition that the whole Brexit affair reflected a wide alienation of citizens across the EU. The EU must now find ways of bridging(...)

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