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A group of visiting MEPs has expressed concern at the "restrictive aspects" of the proposed legislation on abortion here. Four members of(...)

People in Cyprus continue to face restrictions on the amount of money they are permitted to withdraw from bank accounts. Photograph: Bogdan Cristel/Reuters

Two months after the Cyprus bailout, capital controls are still in place on the Mediterranean island. The phrase is one of the many muted, unde(...)

Concerns over the European Commission’s “smart border package” will be a key topic at today’s European Security Trends and Threats in Society ((...)

France fell back into recession in the first quarter of the year, experiencing a 0.2 per cent contraction in GDP
 in the first three months of the year
, in line with the previous quarter.

The euro zone economy contracted in the first quarter of the year signalling a deepening economic crisis as the bloc entered its sixth quarter (...)

Germany crept back into growth in the first quarter of the year, with the economy increasing by 0.1 per cent, but France slid into recession.

Germany’s economy crept back into growth at the start of the year but not by enough to stop the euro zone from contracting for a sixth straight(...)

Betfair  said  negotiations with CVC Capital Partners had foundered on strategy. Photograph: Graham Turner

Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has ended a £1 billion (€1.17 billion) attempt to buy online betting exchange Betfair after the two co(...)

Markets across the world closed fairly flat yesterday, despite better than expected retail sales data in the US. (...)

Betfair, which sponsors  the snooker Betfair World Championships, has rejected the latest bid from CVC Capital Partners. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Betfair and CVC Capital Partners have ended takeover discussions after the private equity firm said it would not make a third revised offer for(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and Minister for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton yesterday  held the first formal negotiations with the European Parliament on the seven-year Multiannual Financial Framework in Brussels. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish officials will seek agreement on the EU’s draft amending budget for this year at today’s meeting of finance ministers in(...)

British chancellor George Osborne: likely to argue that countries should be given discretion on how to apply the bail-in rules. Photograph: PA

EU finance ministers meeting today for their penultimate gathering under the Irish presidency of the EU council face a packed agenda. Fi(...)

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