Portugal’s prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho. He said Greece must “respect its commitments” and comply with European rules like everyone else. Photograph:  Reuters/Rafael Marchante

Taoiseach Enda Kenny travels to Brussels tomorrow for meetings with the head of the European Commission and European Council amid increasing signs th(...)

 Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem (L) and Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis (R) speak during a press conference following a meeting at the Finance Ministry in Athens. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA.

The new leftwing government in Athens opened negotiations on its bailout package with European partners on Friday by flatly rejecting the expected (...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras (C) and members of the Greek government pose  for a family photograph  outside the Parliament in Athens ahead of their first cabinet meeting. Photograph: Pantelis Saitas/EPA.

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and his finance minister have pledged to avoid a standoff with creditors but say they still intend to roll back (...)

Newly appointed Greek prime minister and winner of the Greek parliamentary elections, Alexis Tsipras, attends a swearing in ceremony by members of his cabinet at the presidential palace in Athens on January 27th, 2015. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Greece’s radical leftist prime minister Alexis Tsipras announced his cabinet on Tuesday, giving the top economic posts to a former communist politicia(...)

Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, said that “seventy years on from the liberation of Auschwitz we must fight for the rights of each and every human being”. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA.

Seventy years after the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp Jews in the EU still fear for their safety, the president of the European (...)

Ancient Greece themed fridge magnets sits for sale beside a one euro price sign at a euro store in Athens. (Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg)

Germany is not planning for a Greek exit from the euro zone and has not changed its policy towards Athens, chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman sai(...)

Pope Francis arrives to address European Parliament  in Strasbourg. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Pope Francis has called on the European Parliament to “keep democracy alive” for the people of Europe, in an address to the European Parliament in Str(...)

British Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Wales earlier this month. Photograph: Doug Mills/ The New York Times

European Union and Nato officials expressed undisguised relief on Friday at Scotland’s clear vote against independence from Britain, but some fretted (...)

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(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with British prime minister David Cameron and  EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton at the  summit in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

EU leaders failed to agree on the appointment of two senior EU jobs yesterday evening, potentially deferring the final decision until the end of Augus(...)