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The new European Union digital Covid-19 certificate will allow travelers to move between member states provided they are fully vaccinated, have recovered from the virus or can show a negative test result. Photograph: Benjemin Girette/Bloomberg

Ireland will reach an important landmark in its reopening process on Monday when members of the public begin to receive digital vaccination certificat(...)

French minister for European affairs Clément Beaune says a low corporate tax rate is no longer Ireland’s main economic tool or weapon. Photograph: John Thys / EPA

The French minister for European affairs, Clément Beaune, has appealed to Ireland to reassess its opposition to a global minimum corporate tax rate, i(...)

Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban:   His repressive government has toyed with the red lines of other EU member states for many years. Photograph:  Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu/Bloomberg

Personal testimony about the struggle to come out as gay in a society in which it is stigmatised was at the heart of disgusted reaction by European Un(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian at Farmleigh House and Estate in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

The French credit President Michael D Higgins with authorship of their snappy slogan for post-Brexit Franco-Irish relations: “France, your nearest EU (...)

The British patrol ships are of a type that is generally armed with 20mm and 30mm guns and can carry 45 crew with as many as 50 Royal Marines, according to the ministry of defence website. File photograph: Getty Images

French fishermen have ended their protest off Jersey’s main port of St Hellier after talks aimed at resolving a dispute that has seen Britain and Fran(...)

China’s ambassador to France, Lu Shaye. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty

France has summoned Lu Shaye – the Chinese ambassador to Paris seen as one of Xi Jinping’s aggressive “wolf warrior” diplomats – to protest against “i(...)

Ambassadors near the European Union during the special meeting of Committee of the Permanent Representatives of the Governments of the Member States to the European Union. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Ambassadors from the 27 European Union members were briefed on the contents of the Brexit trade deal on Christmas Day. The diplomats were being (...)

Clément Beaune: ‘It’s necessary to take the time and. at any rate, not to sacrifice our interests under the pressure of a calendar.’ Photograph: Getty

The European parliament’s Sunday deadline may pass without agreement on a post-Brexit trade and security deal, France’s European affairs minister, Cle(...)

Micheál Martin: ‘Aware of the difficulties’ on issues such as fisheries. Photograph: Bloomberg

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier has resumed post-Brexit trade deal negotiations with British counterpart David Frost while noting that the bloc “is(...)

A double “no deal” would get the EU off to the worst possible start to 2021. But the consequences of two bad deals would last for decades. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg

The proposed agenda for a summit of EU leaders later this week presents a picture of an orderly world. There are soothing words on Covid-19, climate c(...)

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