David Cameron: The erosion of the principle of free movement and equal treatment of EU citizens is the price we are being asked to pay to keep the UK in the EU. Photograph: Mathias Loevgreen Bojesen/Scanpix

The proposed agreement between the UK and the EU to avert Brexit is smoke and mirrors, largely spin. It is a cynical political deal all to do with get(...)

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(...)

A video grab taken from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament’s Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows British prime minister David Cameron as he addresses MPs in the House of Commons in London on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP Photo/PRU

Conservative MPs should ignore their constituents or what they feel may be “advantageous” and vote “with their hearts” in the referendum on Britain’s(...)

 Dominick Chilcott, British Ambassador to Ireland .Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The strength of Britain’s draft agreement on EU membership has surprised many eurosceptics, according to Britain’s ambassador to Ireland Dominick Chi(...)

British prime minister David Cameron addresses employees of Siemens Rail Automation facility in Chippenham, on Tuesday, about the draft deal between London and Brussels about EU reforms. Photograph: Neil Munns/EPA

David Cameron has fired the opening shots in Britain’s EU referendum campaign, hailing a draft agreement from European Council president Donald Tusk a(...)

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(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan: ‘It is in the interest of Ireland, the UK itself, and of the European Union that the UK decide to remain an active member of our union.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government has issued a cautious welcome to the draft deal designed to keep the UK in the EU, which was published on Tuesday by European Council p(...)

David Cameron: the prime minister claimed  he had confounded sceptics by achieving agreement on all his demands. Photograph: Ben Pruchnie/Reuters

David Cameron has welcomed Donald Tusk’s proposals as “good terms” for Britain to remain in the European Union, claiming he had achieved all the dema(...)

UBS reported a surprise outflow of funds from its flagship wealth management business on Tuesday, threatening to overshadow its best annual results since 2010 and a higher than expected dividend payout. (Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters)

Stocks fell as disappointing earnings from European companies deepened investor concern that global growth is slowing. Oil extended this week’s slump(...)