EU offers stronger ties to eastern states

No new pledges over membership that would risk rattling Moscow

Campaign materials for the Irish same-sex marriage referendum are seen in Dublin on May 13, 2015. Ireland could become the first country in the world to vote for same-sex marriage in a historic referendum on May 22 in this traditionally Catholic nation. Voters will be asked whether or not to add an article to the Irish constitution saying: "Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex." AFP PHOTO / PAUL FAITH (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP)

‘Hell of a journey’ for Ireland to the cusp of gay marriage

Debate a mix of emotion, historical allusion, and legal nicety

Germany curbs union powers after strikes

Concern that labour relations have fallen to ‘English conditions’

Eurozone says no Greek deal without IMF

Cash-strapped Athens could be left for weeks with no aid

Poland’s president warns of vote risk

Komorowski faces close re-election contest after opponent’s surge

Draghi urges reforms to unlock potential

ECB president says return to prosperity needs government action

Transcript of Arseniy Yatseniuk interview

Edited transcript of the FT’s interview with Ukraine’s prime minister in Kiev on 21 May 2015

Women on verge of Spanish mayoral triumph

Closely watched elections in Barcelona and Madrid

Ireland votes on gay marriage

Support for Yes campaign has declined in run up to referendum

The bank of England, City of London.
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BoE mis-sends Brexit email to press

Officials confirm research into impact of EU departure

Amazon starts to book UK sales in Britain

Shift over Luxembourg deal brings revenues in reach of taxman

Passion will make case for Europe’s union

Scottish independence campaign showed need for more than facts

No ‘wall of love’ for Cameron at summit

European leaders warn UK PM against asking for too much too fast

Dutch state to sell ABN Amro stake

Ministers hope to recoup money from financial crisis rescue

Axa pledges to sell €500m of coal assets

French insurer shuns fossil fuel in favour of renewables

Russian retail sales and wages plummet

Fresh figures rock hopes of economic rebound

Dollar gains led by fresh rate expectations

Inflation data reinforce prospects of US policy move this year

Cameron warns of long path to EU reform

PM says resolving ‘British question’ will benefit entire bloc

Paris attacks UK’s EU bank reform opt-out

Dry run in UK push for special treatment within single market

Fischer says euro area can survive crisis

Fed official says monetary union depends on spreading prosperity

Net migration to the UK leaps 52%

Figure of 318,000 is just below the peak reached in 2005

Bavarian town names road after Nazi

Protesters hit out at move to create ‘street of shame’

Ukraine leader tells EU not to fear Russia

Summit marked by caution over integration with eastern neighbours

Poland’s success story merits new chapter

Civic Platform struggling to regain power in weekend ballot

IMF predicts upturn for Russian economy

Moscow praised as crisis-fighting measures help to stabilise currency and build confidence