European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker jokes with UKip leader Nigel Farage  in Strasbourg on Wednesday. Photograph: Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images

As Britain’s prime minister David Cameron faced mounting criticism from within his own party about his draft reform agreement with the European Union,(...)

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(...)

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(...)

British prime minister David Cameron  during a meeting with European Council president Donald Tusk in Brussels. Photograph: Julien Warnand/Pool/Files/Reuters

European Council president Donald Tusk has warned of “challenging negotiations ahead” as he published a draft settlement for Britain ahead of a refere(...)

A British flag flutters next to EU flags ahead of  David Cameron’s visit to  Brussels last Friday, Photograph:  EPA/Laurent Dubrule

Three years after Britain’s prime minister David Cameron delivered his “Bloomberg” speech announcing his plan to hold a referendum on Britain’s member(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron (R) welcomes the President of the European Council president Donald Tusk (L), on the steps of No. 10 Downing Street on Sunday. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

David Cameron has claimed a breakthrough in his most controversial EU reform demand, after European Council president Donald Tusk agreed that Britain (...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron poses with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker: after the pair had lunch, Cameron said that the EU proposal did not go far enough. Photograph:  Francois Lenoir/Reuters

British officials insist that David Cameron has no interest in a staged confrontation with other leaders during his renegotiation of Britain’s EU memb(...)

British prime minister David Cameron  in Brussels, Belgium, where he met with  European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

British prime minister David Cameron said on Friday that “not enough” progress has yet been made on negotiations with the European Union, despite grow(...)

Prime Minister David Cameron cancels a visit to Sweden and Denmark. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/WPA Pool /Getty Image

British prime minister David Cameron travels to Brussels today to meet the heads of the European Commission and European Parliament, just days befor(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron: Those people in France should be claiming asylum in France. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Britain has agreed to take in some unaccompanied child refugees from Syria and Africa, including some who have already reached Europe. But the plan (...)