Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte: Dutch voters rejected the trade deal by almost two to one. in Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union has pledged to continue its engagement with Ukraine, despite the decisive rejection of an EU-Ukraine association agreement by Dutch(...)

 Commuters wait at  a voting tent  at the Central Station in Utrecht,  Netherlands,  April 6th, 2016, for the Dutch referendum on  the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine. Photograph: Bas Czerwinski/EPA

The outcome of a non-binding Dutch referendum on broader European Union ties with Ukraine was too close to call on Wednesday, with a vital turnout thr(...)

A migrant child stands at a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the Greek village of Idomeni. Photograph: Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP/Getty Images

Irregular migrants arriving in Greece from this Sunday face being returned to Turkey under a new refugee deal agreed by the European Union and Turkey.(...)

Children play on the railway tracks at the Idomeni refugee camp on the Greek border with Macedonia on Thursday, March 17th. Thousands of migrants are stranded at the  camp. Photograph:  Matt Cardy/Getty Images

EU leaders met in Brussels yesterday in a second attempt to secure agreement on a provisional EU-Turkey plan agreed at a summit 10 days ago. While le(...)

Chief editor of the German edition of Turkish daily Zaman, Suleyman Bag (right) and German Green Party co-leader Cem Oezdemir  with the newspaper’s last edition dated March 5th. Turkish police seized control of the top-selling newspaper the day before and put it under state control. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

The timing of Monday’s EU-Turkey summit could not have been worse. Three days earlier Turkish police raided the offices of Zaman, the country’s best-s(...)

Turkey’s prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu (centre) poses with European Union leaders (left to right) Portuguese prime minister Antonio Costa, French president Francois Hollande, Finnish prime minister Juha Sipila, European Council president Donald Tusk, Romanian prime minister Dacian Ciolos and German chancellor Angela Merkel, during the EU-Turkey summit in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Turkey offered the European Union greater help on Monday to stem a flood of migrants into Europe but demanded more money, faster accession talks and q(...)

 Enda Kenny arrives at an extraordinary summit of European Union leaders with Turkey in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Laurent Dubrule/EPA

The government is considering dispatching an Irish naval vessel to the Mediterranean to assist with the refugee crisis, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.(...)

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan welcomes European Council president Donald Tusk before their meeting in Istanbul. Photograph: Yasin Bulbul/Reuters

The European Union has expressed cautious optimism that Turkey will agree to reaccept migrants who do not qualify for asylum in the EU, in a potential(...)

Political change: the Irish political centre has remained resilient and broadly pro-business, Ibec’s Danny McCoy will tell a Brussels forum. Photograph: Paul Faith

While the election has led to uncertainty it has not brought about the radicalisation of Irish politics that business leaders feared, according to Ibe(...)

David Cameron speaks to journalists as he arrives for a meeting of EU leaders in Brussels. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Talks in Brussels on the future of the UK within the EU continued throughout Thursday night into Friday, with British prime minister David Cameron lea(...)