A Belgian police officer and soldiers on  duty inside the Galerie de la Reine in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Brussels faces its third day of a major security lockdown as police arrested 16 people last night in Belgium, in the wake of the terrorist attacks (...)

Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the EU summit. “Most war refugees that come to Europe travel via Turkey. We won’t be able to order and stem the refugee movement without working together with Turkey,” she said. Photograph: Reuters

EU leaders were on Thursday night considering a request from Turkey for greater visa liberalisation and up to €3 billion in funds, in exchange for co-(...)

European Council President Donald Tusk (third left) meets with Swedish prime minister Stefan Lofven (second right) on the sidelines of an EU summit at the EU Council building in Brussels. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/EPA

Leaders of the 28 EU member states are gathering in Brussels on Thursday for a summit that is expected to be dominated by the refugee crisis and the c(...)

Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos and his predecessor Yanis Varoufakis talk during a parliamentary session in Athens. Photograph: Giorgos Kontarinis/Eurokinissi/Reuters

There were hopes on Thursday night that a Greek deal could be in the offing, as the Greek government submitted fresh bailout proposals to EU instituti(...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras speaks at the country’s parliament. ‘Tsipras will have to resign if the referendum results in a signal of support for the euro’. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

More than five years after Greece entered its first bailout programme, the country looks as close to an exit from the euro zone as it has been at any (...)

Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon: Most Scots favour staying in the EU. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned a British exit from the European Union could lead to another Scottish independence referendum. In (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and China’s then vice-president Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in  2012. As the world’s largest trading bloc, the EU is an important strategic partner for China. Photograph: Diego Azubel/Reuters

The emergence of China as a major global player over the last two decades has forced the international community to forge a response to the rising pow(...)

 Violeta Bulc of Slovenia, the designated European commissioner for transport, speaks at her hearing at the European Parliament in Strasbourg,  yesterday. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

Irish commissioner-designate Phil Hogan will take up his new role in Brussels on November 1st, after the European Parliament backed the last remain(...)

Two victories over Belgium in Brussels this week gave Darren Smith’s Irish team an encouraging start to their build-up for March’s World Hockey Leagu(...)

A surveillance camera image shows the suspected killer walking near the Jewish museum in Brussels on Saturday. Photograph: AP Photo/Belgian Federal Police

Belgian police were searching for a gunman yesterday who killed four people in the Jewish museum of Belgium on Saturday as the country went to the po(...)