EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos at a press conference in Brussels on Wednesday to announce plans for other EU member states to take 40,000 migrants from Italy and Greece. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Other EU member states will accept 40,000 migrants from Italy and Greece over the next two years under proposals announced by the European Commission (...)

Teresa Borza Di Nardi: ‘A perfectionist, she was always proud that they served only fresh potatoes.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

My Obituary is a column in which people are given the chance to write their own obituaries while they are still alive. Some may be famous, whil(...)

The tightly cropped over-the-shoulder shot of the 3.0 CSL Hommage

BMW has both history and history with the concours event at Villa d’Este in Italy. The glamorous day out in the sun for classic cars of impeccable (...)

Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister, said Athens is in talks with Swiss authorities on a plan to offer taxpayers with deposits abroad the chance to voluntarily declare them, pay taxes and avoid stiffer sanctions. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Greece may impose a small levy on bank ATM withdrawals to encourage use of credit cards, as part of a package of measures aimed at fighting tax evasio(...)

New Superb Combi estate boasts a 660-litre boot.

Remember the days when the original Skoda Superb was really just a stretched VW Passat, and was mostly seen as a minicab? Yeah, those days are well an(...)

Singer Mans Zelmerloew representing Sweden poses with the trophy after winning the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. Photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters.

Sweden won the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday with Heroes by Måns Zelmerlöw. The Swedish song won with 365 points, giving it a comfortable m(...)

 Sweden’s Mans Zelmerlow performs during rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest final. The Swede is one of the favourites to win this year’s competition. Photograph: Georg Hochmuth/EPA

By 8pm tomorrow, the results of the same-sex marriage referendum will almost surely be known, and the country will be wrung out and in the need of a l(...)

The idea of a specific EU neighbourhood policy to deal with countries to its east began to gain ground in 2007 and 2008, supported by countries such as Poland and Sweden. Photograph: Getty Images

Eighteen months after the last Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius, EU leaders gather in Riga today for a two-day summit on the EU’s relationship wi(...)

Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi: “The EU has accepted the problem is not only Italy’s. It has agreed to send ships but now they have to accept the quota system.” Photograph: EPA/Angelo Carconi

Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, has accused other EU members states of shirking their responsibility to accept asylum seekers after Spain and(...)

 Abdel Majid Touil (22), the Moroccan who was arrested on an international warrant by Italy’s anti-terrorism police in the northern town of Gaggiano. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The long-held suspicion that there could be Islamic fundamentalist terrorists among the thousands of boat people who have arrived on Italian shores in(...)