Danish prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, right, and British prime minister David Cameron   in Copenhagen, Denmark, on February 5th. Photograph: Niels Hougaard/AP Photo via Polfoto

David Cameron has won the backing of Denmark and the qualified support of Poland for his EU renegotiation as a new poll showed a surge of support in B(...)

Draft decisions of the EU Council and Commission proposed by President of the Council Donald Tusk on Tuesday in response to UK demands for a reframing(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker jokes with UKip leader Nigel Farage  in Strasbourg on Wednesday. Photograph: Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images

As Britain’s prime minister David Cameron faced mounting criticism from within his own party about his draft reform agreement with the European Union,(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk: warned of “challenging negotiations ahead”. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

The publication of a draft proposal outlining the terms of a new EU relationship for Britain sets the scene for two weeks of intensive negotiations. A(...)

British prime minister David Cameron  during a meeting with European Council president Donald Tusk in Brussels. Photograph: Julien Warnand/Pool/Files/Reuters

European Council president Donald Tusk has warned of “challenging negotiations ahead” as he published a draft settlement for Britain ahead of a refere(...)

British prime minister David Cameron  in Brussels, Belgium, where he met with  European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

British prime minister David Cameron said on Friday that “not enough” progress has yet been made on negotiations with the European Union, despite grow(...)

The scales  of justice on the roof of the Four Courts  in Dublin
Judgments: key cases in brief

Rehabilitation should have been addressed in a sentence for arson. DPP vs Flynn, IECA 290, (Court of Appeal, Edwards J, December 4th, 2015) The Court (...)

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker meeting British prime minister David Cameron at Chequers, Buckinghamshire. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/PA Wire

As the Brexit referendum approaches, some of the rest of Europe is beginning to ask: do we really want them anyway? Arguably Brexit would strengthen(...)

  Grzegorz Schetyna: Elected as new Civic Platform leader with 91 per cent of the vote.  Photograph: Radek Pietruszka/EPA

Three months after losing power, the new leader of Poland’s opposition Civic Platform has vowed to take on the “embarrassing” national conservative go(...)

“Jaroslaw Kaczynski holds no government position but, as leader of the PiS, he enjoys the undivided loyalty of his followers and of the new president, Andrzej Duda, who obediently follows the PiS party line.” REUTERS/Agencja Gazeta/Slawomir Kaminski

Three months after it voted for change, Poland is wracked by crisis. After eight years in office, the liberal Civic Platform (PO) was cut down to size(...)