A French gendarme investigates desecrated tombstones at the Sarre-Union Jewish cemetery near Strasbourg in eastern France. Five adolescents were arrested over the incident but a prosecutor said one of the youths denied anti-Semitism was a factor. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters.

French prime minister Manuel Valls has said the threat of militant attacks in the country remains “particularly high” and that exceptional security(...)

The European Parliament has approved plans that would force food producers to identify the country of origin of meat used as an ingredient in processed foods.  File photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

The European Parliament has given its backing to plans that would force food producers to identify the country of origin of meat used as an ingredient(...)

 Visit vineyards in  Bordeaux during harvest time on a wine tour

As a non-expert wine lover, I’d like to go on a wine tour to Europe in the autumn when the harvest is due or even in progress – up to a week in dur(...)

EU internal markets commissioner Michel Barnier said the new rules will strengthen the independence of auditors. Photograph: Getty

The European Union has agreed wide-ranging new rules on the auditing profession, which will prohibit accountancy firms from providing certain categori(...)

Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has finished in joint first-place in the opening round of voting for the post of European Ombudsman.  Photograph: Alan Betson.

Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has finished in joint first-place in the opening round of voting for the post of European Ombudsman, receiving just under a t(...)