Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

A defiant Hungarian prime minister arrived in Brussels yesterday for meetings with the EU’s three top officials. Subject: the migration crisis that ha(...)

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (L) and European Council president Donald Tusk in Brussels today. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

The European Union (EU) should accept at least 100,000 refugees, the head of the European Council has said, Speaking in Brussels at a joint press con(...)

Poland’s new centre-right president has demanded greater guarantees from Nato that former eastern bloc countries in central Europe are safe from Russi(...)

 European Council President Donald Tusk:  “I am really afraid of this ideological or political contagion, not financial contagion, of this Greek crisis”. Photograph:  EPA/JULIEN WARNAND

A spectre is haunting Europe following the economic and financial upheavals of recent years and that spectre is political chaos. In Ireland it is evid(...)

Euro group  .... President of the eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem (centre) is seen with   Minister for Finance Michael Noonan   prior to the start of the eurogroup meeting in Brussels on Monday.   Photograph:  Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

Eight emergency meetings of finance ministers, three crisis summits, and a country on its knees. This is the sum total of four weeks of European diplo(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and his finance minister  Euclid Tsakalotos  depart following all-night bailout talks in Brussels. Photograph: Bloomberg 1:12

Has an agreement on a new bailout package for Greece been reached? Technically, no. Euro zone leaders agreed this morning to consider backing a third(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel giving a final press conference at the end of a eurozone leader summit on the Greek crisis in Brussels. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA 1:22

Tired but unemotional, German chancellor Angela Merkel strode into the Brussels pressroom. After 16 hours locked in talks, she was here to present her(...)

 Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras arrives at a euro zone leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, yesterday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Greece blinked first. In a 13-page document sent to its international lenders last Thursday night, Alexis Tsipras’s government agreed to a raft of spe(...)

Pensioners reach for their queue numbers outside of the National Bank of Greece, as they wait to withdraw their benefits. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/ AFP/Getty Images

There was a well-known advert for a global fruit company running on TV for many years. It opened with soft-pan shots of an idyllic fruit farm in South(...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras reacts after arriving at the Greek parliament to address lawmakers in Athens. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Almost two weeks after the banks closed and their economy went into freefall, Greeks awoke this morning to news that a deal is taking shape to avert a(...)