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We could offer to host the most important summit of the 21st century. Why not?  Photograph: iStock

A keen language student back in 1990, I arrived in the village of Stari Ruza, 50 odd miles west of Moscow. Near Borodino, where Napoleon’s republican (...)

Crises have always been an accelerant for EU integration. Agreement on massive joint debt issuance to finance grants to recession-hit member states broke a long-standing taboo. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s an iron law of political commentary that the European Union cannot have problems, only existential crises. While governments may suffer any numbe(...)

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. Photograph: Russian foreign affairs ministry/Handout/EPA

Moscow has announced the expulsion of 10 US diplomats in a tit-for-tat move and plans to target US-funded NGOs in response to sanctions imposed by the(...)

The S&P 500 and the Dow hit record highs on Friday. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty

European stocks ended at a record high on Friday, marking its seventh straight week of gains, after strong US and China economic data spurred optimism(...)

Alternus expects 109MW of contracted projects to be completed in the first half

Alternus, a Dublin-headquartered green energy provider, has raised NOK91 million (€9 million) in funding through the issuance of convertible notes. T(...)

John Millington Synge. Drawing by John Butler Yeats, National Gallery of Ireland

Born in Dublin 150 years ago today (April 16th), John Millington Synge would still be only a baby when the event that inspired his greatest play happe(...)

 In February 2020 Berlin’s ruling Senate, lead by the Social Democratic Party, enacted a law freezing rents for the city’s 1.5 million tenants. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP via Getty

Germany’s constitutional court has dismissed as “void in its entirety” a rent cap imposed by Berlin’s state government. In February 2020 Berlin’s rul(...)

The CSO said the value of goods imports from Britain fell by 57 per cent or €1.6 billion during the first two months of 2021 when compared with the same period last year.

Brexit and the pandemic have damaged the Republic’s trading relationship with Britain with the latest trade numbers showing a major fall-off in export(...)

Danger here: The Biden administration has proposed increasing a tax rate currently imposed on the overseas earnings of US multinationals and set at 10.5 per cent. Photograph: AP

Corporate tax reform is going to be one of the big economic themes of 2021. But this is tax – so it isn’t straightforward. We will look at six ways in(...)

Efraim Zuroff, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem: ‘When you get a result, it’s the most wonderful feeling in the world’. Photograph: Morris MacMatzen/Getty

He describes himself as “the only Jew who prays for the good health of Nazis”. As the last Nazi hunter tracking down the last surviving Nazis from the(...)

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