Britain’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson takes the stage to address the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, on Tuesday. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

For the first time during the Conservative party conference, there were queues outside the auditorium, with standing room only long before Boris John(...)

Senior EU official said respect in which Taoiseach Enda Kenny is held by the other European Council members has been decisive in influencing  Brexit goals.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Unprecedented measures to cushion Ireland from the most damaging effects of the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union will be agreed(...)

A Nato Global Hawk drone   in Warsaw, Poland: Areas of co-operation between the EU and Nato will include   response to  hybrid attacks – a term used to describe a mixture of conventional and unconventional forms of warfare such as cyber attacks.  Photograph: Rainer Jensen/EPA

The European Union is to endorse further co-operation with Nato at a ceremony in Warsaw on Friday as global leaders gather in the Polish capital for (...)

Tourists stand under a Greek national flag atop the Acropolis hill in Athens, June 14th, 2015. Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras said he was willing to accept unpalatable compromises to secure a deal with international creditors provided he gets debt relief in return, something that Germany refuses to countenance. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Reuters

There are increasing fears that a last-ditch deal for Greece will not be agreed before Thursday’s key eurogroup meeting. It comes after discussions be(...)

Migrants after disembarking from the migrant offshore aid station vessel Phoenix in Augusta, Sicily. The European Commission is to introduce a “European Agenda on Migration” today. Photograph: Francesco Malavolta/AP

The European Commission has amended part of its migrant strategy ahead of today’s announcement of a European agenda on migration, in the face of oppos(...)

Flying the flag: ‘Fantasy’ politicians may propose in opposition what it would be impossible for them to deliver were they in government. Photograph: Reuters

Politics does not need to be false and full of hypocrisy: it is the pressure of our current moment that makes it so. We profess a belief in the power (...)