Fórsa general secretary Kevin Callinan said Ireland remained an outlier in Europe when it came to collective bargaining. File photograph: Laura Hutton

Ireland is in danger of breaching international law unless collective bargaining processes are strengthened, a new trade union-commissioned report has(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said  Belarusian  authorities have ‘blatantly ignored the democratic choice of the Belarusian people. It is time to change course’. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool via AP

The European Union has offered Belarus €3 billion in support if it moves peacefully to democracy, while threatening to impose more sanctions over the (...)

A sniffer dog checking the luggage of passengers in front of a Ryanair flight carrying  Roman Protasevich, in Minsk, Belarus. Photograph: EPA

Ireland has called for a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the forced landing of a Ryanair flight in which a dissident journalist (...)

Mark Rutte: the Netherlands’ prime minister. “I think a large majority of the European population understands the necessity to fight climate change.”  Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/ EPA

A debate on how to reach the European Union’s targets to cut carbon emissions was squeezed and ended without the resolution of deep differences betwee(...)

European Union leaders at a round-table meeting in Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph: Olivier Matthys/EPA

The EU is on track to receive enough Covid-19 vaccination doses to inoculate 70 per cent of its adult population by the end of July, and the member st(...)

In a video posted online on Monday, dissident journalist Roman  Protasevich said he is in good health and confessed to instigating unrest. Photograph: Telegram Channel Nevolf/AFP via Getty

Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said on Tuesday there was no doubt dissident journalist Roman Protasevich had been tortured, as she(...)

Ursula von der Leyen: ‘There should be no doubt that there is no alternative to the full and correct implementation of the protocol’ File photograph: Thierry Monasse/Bloomberg

The European Union has brushed off objections to Northern Ireland’s special post-Brexit arrangements and said there was no alternative to reconcile th(...)

 Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko: Strategically, the timing of the incident is deeply risky, as EU leaders can co-ordinate a response on Monday. Photograph: Pavel Orlovskiy/EPA

Belarusian autocrat Alexander Lukashenko’s timing in forcing down a Ryanair flight to seize a journalist who was on board has provided European Union (...)

 A Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius  with Belarus opposition activist and blogger Roman Protasevich onboard was diverted to land in Minsk after an alleged bomb threat.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and other European leaders reacted with outrage after Belarus intercepted a Ryanair flight bound for Lithuania and arrested a(...)

The $50 billion figure is tiny compared with the $16 trillion that the IMF estimates countries have already spent supporting households and businesses during the pandemic. Photograph: AFP

The world could “end the pandemic” in mid-2022 by vaccinating 60 per cent of the population at a cost of $50 billion (€41 billion), the International (...)

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