The cold winds of the east blew into Brussels this week as the new head of the European Council arrived in the EU capital and an icy fog descended on (...)

Former Polish Prime Minister and newly elected President of the European Council, Donald Tusk: The European Commission took a cautious approach to British prime minister David Cameron’s immigration announcement. Photograph: Piotr Wittman/EPA

The European Commission took a cautious approach to British prime minister David Cameron’s announcement yesterday that he will curb EU migrants’ acce(...)

Vladimir Putin: isolation was evident with his placing on the outer edge for the formal G20 leaders’ group photograph. Photograph: Reuters

Western leaders warned Russian president Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Australia today that he risked further economic sanctions if he failed(...)

The outgoing European Council president Herman Van Rompuy says the decision not to set national  emission targets at this point was taken at the behest of member states.    Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has described the decision by EU leaders to recognise agriculture in the EU’s next climate change package as a “major breakthrou(...)

European Council president Herman Van Rompuy is accompanied by his grandchildren and EU leaders  during the group photocall at the EU summit. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

As European Council president Herman Van Rompuy arrived for yesterday’s summit, the former Belgian premier was well aware that this could be his la(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: discussion of his much-feted €300bn investment plan likely to be deferred until December summit. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

EU leaders, including Taoiseach Enda Kenny, gather in Brussels today for a two-day summit. A discussion on the EU’s climate and energy framework for 2(...)

An employee of a factory tries on special Ebola gear in Berkel en Rodenrijs, The Netherlands. The WHO has declared Nigeria Ebola free after a 42 day period with no new cases elapsed. Photograph: Remko De Waal/EPA

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Nigeria Ebola free after a 42 day period with no new cases elapsed.“Nigeria is now free of Ebola,” WH(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan: “I will be inputting the views of our ambassador regarding the situation on the ground in Sierra Leone.”  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan will meet his European counterparts in Luxembourg today in an attempt to forge a co-ordinated respons(...)

Nato secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen (right) with British prime minister David Cameron. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/PA Wire

The European Union, Nato and a host of international countries gave a strong welcome to the Scottish referendum result yesterday.European Commission (...)

Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko shows a signed landmark association agreement with the European Union during a session of the parliament in Kiev yesterday. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

The European Parliament ratified the European Union’s association agreement with Ukraine in Strasbourg yesterday, as 2,000km to the east the Ukrainian(...)