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German chancellor Angela Merkel: To deal with an extraordinary situation, “We need European unity.” Photograph: Yves Herman

On her first trip outside of Germany since the pandemic took hold, chancellor Angela Merkel headed straight for the European Parliament, where she add(...)

Smaller businesses have been shown to be particularly affected by the costs of compliance with GDPR

Europe’s flagship data rules are proving difficult to implement two years after coming into effect, placing a particular burden on small and medium-si(...)

The spread of Covid-19 has “been accompanied by a massive wave of false or misleading information, including attempts by foreign actors to influence EU citizens and debates,” the European Commission warns. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg

‘Disinformation in times of the coronavirus can kill,” EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell warned on Wednesday as the European Commission published (...)

European Parliament president David Sassoli: “Now is not the time for rigid thinking but for reconstruction.”  Photograph:  Getty Images

The European Parliament will block a recovery fund proposed to help stem the deep economic damage of the coronavirus pandemic unless it is sufficientl(...)

Parked AerLingus aircraft at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

First things first, is there anywhere I can travel right now? The short answer is no. Government-imposed restrictions on non-essential travel remain (...)

Malgorzata Gersdorf holds a flower bouquet as she speaks to her supporters during her last day as supreme court president in Warsaw this week. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

As the embattled head of Poland’s supreme court, Malgorzata Gersdorf, retired last week at the end of her term, she gloomily responded to a question a(...)

Going nowhere: the entrance to an almost deserted terminal 2 at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The prospect of Ryanair, Aer Lingus and other airlines getting the green light from EU authorities to offer credit notes instead of cash refunds appea(...)

Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki: The country reported 197 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing its total to 12,415, with 606 deaths. Photograph:  EPA/Radek Pietruszka

Poland plans to accelerate its exit from coronavirus lockdown next week, as it prepares for a presidential election by postal vote that critics fear c(...)

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Brussels wants more power to audit how tech companies harvest and use consumer data, as the EU prepares to launch a consultation on its flagship digit(...)

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The Taoiseach is enjoying some rare time off over Christmas and this year promises to be a particularly special one for Leo Varadkar and his family. (...)

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