Danish prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, right, and British prime minister David Cameron   in Copenhagen, Denmark, on February 5th. Photograph: Niels Hougaard/AP Photo via Polfoto

David Cameron has won the backing of Denmark and the qualified support of Poland for his EU renegotiation as a new poll showed a surge of support in B(...)

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(...)

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(...)

The Unicef Photograph of the Year 2015 shows  refugees  trying to break through a cordon of Macedonian special police  earlier this summer. Photograph: Georgi Licovski/European Pressphoto Agency

Ireland is unlikely to participate in the new European Border and Coast Guard agency, Minister for European Affairs Dara Murphy indicated yesterday, a(...)

Minister for European Affairs Dara Murphy said the issue of migrants’ benefits had been identified as a “red line” in the negotiations by a number of member-states.

By the time European Union leaders sat down to dinner to discuss David Cameron’s reform demands, the British prime minister’s most contentious proposa(...)

Former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt smokes a cigarette after a celebration of his 90th birthday, organised by Die Zeit newspaper in Hamburg, in January  2009. He has died at the age of 96. Photograph: Maurizio Gambarini/Reuters

Former West German chancellor Helmut Schmidt, who led the country for eight years at the height of the Cold War, has died at the age of 96, his office(...)

 A handout photograph  shows refugees boarding an airplane for their departure for Luxembourg, at  Athens International Airport, in Greece on Wednesday. Photograph: Andrea Bonetti/EPA

Greece relocated six asylum-seeking families to Luxembourg on Wednesday, the first such transfer from its soil under an European Union plan to ease t(...)

People  taking part in an Amnesty International protest in front of the Saudi Arabian embassy in London, against the flogging of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi in early 2015. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who has been sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for insulting Islam and for cyber crime, was awarded the Europe(...)

A new Volkswagen (VW) car is seen in the foreground as new cars of the Volkswagen group are parked ready for shipping at the car terminal of the port of Bremerhaven. 	Photograph: Getty

German chancellor Angela Merkel told a German radio station the emissions scandal around German carmaker Volkswagen was “drastic” but the damage wa(...)

Leftist Syriza leader and winner of Greek general election Alexis Tsipras is sworn in as prime minister by Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

On a day that saw Sunday’s glorious late summer weather take a sharp turn for the worse, with storms and floods hitting most parts of Greece, Alexis T(...)