Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee warns of potential damage to Irish food trade from no-deal Brexit. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Tariffs on Irish food imports into the United Kingdom would come to about €1.35 billion a year in the event of the no-deal Brexit, Minister for Europe(...)

Paschal Donohoe and Nadia Calviño (right), pictured with European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Pierre Moscovici, are both seen as strong contenders to lead the eurogroup following the resignation of Portugal’s Mário Centeno. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is likely to be a candidate to head the group of Eurozone finance ministers but only if a new government is forme(...)

The proposals, which have not yet been finalised, will intensify efforts by the EU to rein in perceived unfair competition from China and elsewhere. File photograph: Getty

Brussels is seeking new powers to review and potentially block takeovers of European companies by rivals deemed to have received unfair support from a(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson is to  meet European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen.  Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

British and European Union negotiators enter a crucial round of talks on Monday as a House of Lords committee warns that uncertainty about how future (...)

If Phil Hogan applied and was successful in becoming WTO director general, it would mean the next government would have to choose a replacement commissioner. Photograph: Eric Luke

European commissioner and former minister for the environment Phil Hogan is considering applying to be director general of the World Trade Organisatio(...)

European Council president Charles Michel  during following an EU-Japan videoconference summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, on Tuesday. Photograph:  Francisco Seco/AFP via Getty Images

Little noticed perhaps this week was a meeting between the Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and the leaders of the European Union. It took place as (...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte: ‘Countries that are bailed out will have to say what they will do to make sure this situation does not arise again.’ Photograph: EPA

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte has warned that countries that are bailed out under the EU Commission’s proposed €750 billion Covid-19 recovery progra(...)

The European Commission will propose a stimulus package of as much as €750 billion in an unprecedented push to overcome the deepest recession in living memory. Photograph: Laura Hutton/

The European Commission is to propose a €750 billion fund to counter the economic damage of the coronavirus pandemic that would be raised by joint bor(...)

Chinese President Xi Jinping and French president Emmanuel Macron outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in November 2019 in Beijing. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

The preoccupation of Japanese and EU leaders at their video summit yesterday was inevitably co-operation on the pandemic and its aftermath. But both s(...)

The European Commission will set out its proposal on Wednesday for an economic recovery package to rescue the bloc from a pandemic downturn expected to be the worst in a century. Photograph:  Daniel Roland / AFP via Getty Images

The European Commission will set out its proposal on Wednesday for an economic recovery package to rescue the bloc from a pandemic downturn expected t(...)

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