Danish prime minister has quit as  head of the Social Democrats after an election defeat. Photograph: Gregers Tycho/Polfoto/AP.

A right-wing eurosceptic party that was one of the biggest winners in Denmark‘s parliamentary election stood by demands including a referendum on Euro(...)

Denmark’s prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and opposition leader Lars Loekke Rasmussen speak to journalists as they arrive for the final televised duel before the election in Copenhagenon. Photograph: Liselotte Sabroe/AFP/Getty Images

Danes voted on Thursday in a cliff-hanger election, where an opposition centre-right alliance is seeking to oust prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmid(...)

Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said: “This is the right time to ask Danes if they want to continue on our path or try the opposition’s experiment.” Photograph: Mathias Loevgreen Bojesen/Reuters/Scanpix Denmark

Denmark’s Social Democrat prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has called a general election for June 18th, hoping economic recovery will reverse a p(...)

Danish prime minister Helle Thorning Schmidt arrives at the synagogue in Krystalgade in Copenhagen to show her sympathy. Photograph: Simon Laessoee/Scanpix/Reuters

Queen Margrethe of Denmark has called on Danes to defend together their shared values after police yesterday shot dead a 22-year-old Danish-born man (...)

Finnish prime minister Jyrki Katainen: decision to step down to seek EU role took EU community by surprise. Photograph: Reuters/Mikko Stig/Lehtikuva

The race for the top jobs in the European Union intensified this week following the decision by Finnish prime minister Jyrki Katainen to step d(...)

Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt adresses the media on January 30th, 2014 after the Socialist People’s Party quit the government. Photograph: Keld Navntoft/AFP/Getty Images

Danish Social Democrat prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has vowed to remain in office after a coalition partner departed over a controversial (...)

Danish prime minister Helle Thorning- Schmidt:  “This should hopefully be the last [reshuffle].” Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

While the world debates her Mandela funeral “selfie” with David Cameron and Barack Obama, Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt is fighting (...)

British prime minister David Cameron, Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and US president Barack Obama pose for a ‘selfie’ at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service today.

British prime minster David Cameron and US president Barack Obama posed for a mobile phone “selfie” at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service today.The two(...)