Greek prime minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras (right) and the president of the European Investment Bank Werner Hoyer at an Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, Latvia, on Friday. Photograph: EPA/Valda Kalnina

Expectations that Greece could win some leeway from international creditors at an EU summit were dashed yesterday as the leaders of France and German(...)

British prime minister David Cameron: “There will be lots of noise, lots of ups and downs along the way.” Photograph: EPA/Valda Kalnina

British prime minister David Cameron is to embark on a series of diplomatic offensives in the coming weeks to seek political support for renegotiatin(...)

Latvian president Andris Berzins welcomes German chancellor Angela Merkel at the House of the Blackhead in Riga  at the start of the EU Eastern Partnership Summit. Photograph: Alain Jocardalain/AFP/Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel has attempted to ease Russian concerns ahead of the Riga summit, stressing that the EU’s eastern partnership policy (...)

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(...)

British prime minster David Cameron: he will come face to face with EU leaders for the first time since his party’s decisive victory in the British general election two weeks ago. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron is expected to make his opening salvo in his bid to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the European Union w(...)

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(...)

Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister, said he is counting on a Monday meeting with his euro-area counterparts in Brussels to establish a “good paving stone” toward the release of the loans his country is seeking to avert a default. (Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg)

Euro-area governments are considering putting together an aid package for Greece to cushion the country’s economy if it was forced out of the euro, a(...)

British prime minister David Cameron talks to staff during a visit to the Tetley factory in Stockton-on-Tees. Mr Cameron told workers that it is “almost impossible to get a decent cup of tea in Europe”. Photograph: PA

British Prime Minister David Cameron, buoyed by his unexpected majority in the House of Commons, is considering holding a referendum on the UK’s membe(...)

UK government members assemble for prime minister David Cameron’s first cabinet address following last week’s election. A spokesman for Mr Cameron has said that  he may hold an early referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU depending on negotiations with the bloc. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

UK prime minister David Cameron will hold an early referendum on membership of the European Union if he can first reach a deal that satisfies his dema(...)

The UN’s Special Representative for International Migration Peter Sutherland says the “entire international community must accept a fair share of the refugee burden”.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The European Commission is to propose that member states receive a set number of migrants under a new quota system, potentially presenting UK prime m(...)