Ireland is to receive a further 46,500 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. File photograph: THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP via Getty Images

Ireland is in the “most challenging logistical phase” of the vaccination rollout and people have been urged to comply with public health guidance to e(...)

Oia town on Santorini island in Greece. The country’s tourism minister has said Greece hopes to reopen its doors to visitors on May 14th. Photograph: Getty Images

Greece hopes to reopen its doors to visitors on May 14th, the country’s tourism minister has said as he announced a much-awaited date for the tourist (...)

 Italy’s prime minister Mario Draghi has set out to reboot the country’s vaccination programme which is run, with varying degrees of success, by regional governments. Photograph: Massimo Percossi/EPA/ANSA

It did not take Mario Draghi long to make a mark in Europe as Italian prime minister. At his first EU summit as premier at the end of last month, the(...)

Nicolas Sarkozy and Michel Barnier in 2009. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP via Getty

In 2009 Nicolas Sarkozy dispatched his agriculture minister, Michel Barnier, to the European Commission. It was an elegant manoeuvre that suited both (...)

Kerrygold was among Irish goods targeted by US tariffs that have now been suspended.

Irish exports to the United States like Kerrygold and Baileys have received a boost following a decision by the United States and the European Union t(...)

In key capitals, government figures are openly critical of the European Commission and its president, Ursula von der Leyen, who took personal charge of the vaccine project and is now paying a heavy price for its slow progress. Photograph: Johanna Geron/ EPA

Ten weeks after the first Covid-19 vaccine was authorised for use across the continent, the EU’s inoculation campaign is stuttering, the solidarity th(...)

 European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen: “The digital green pass should facilitate Europeans’ lives. The aim is to gradually enable them to move safely in the European Union or abroad.” Photograph: Johanna Geron

The European Commission is to propose a “digital green pass” that would facilitate travel within the bloc by allowing people to demonstrate they have (...)

The EU’s advance purchase deal with J&J allows member states to purchase vaccines for 200 million people. Photograph:  Emmanuel Croset/AFP  via Getty

A panel of expert advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday voted to recommend authorisation of Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose Covid(...)

 Local residents await their Covid-19 vaccinations at a mobile vaccination centre  in Grosshartmannsdorf, Germany. Photograph: Matthias Rietschel/Getty Images

The European Union is to work towards developing digital medical certificates that would allow people’s vaccination status to be recognised across the(...)

At work  in the future mRNA production site of CureVac’s Covid vaccine CVnCoV at a Bayer plant  in Wuppertal, Germany. Photograph: EPA

Fifteen years ago, after an hour-long meeting in the basement of a Paris hotel, Bill Gates agreed to back a German entrepreneur who claimed a new clas(...)

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