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British prime minister Theresa May speaks during a press conference after the informal EU summit in Salzburg, Austria. Photograph: AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson

The prospect of an agreement between the EU and the UK on Brexit before time runs out on the process is as far away as ever after a fractious EU summi(...)

Ireland's prime minister, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arrives for the informal meeting of European Union leaders in Salzburg, Austria. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said other EU leaders have told him a Brexit deal that does not work for Ireland will not be acceptable to them. He was sp(...)

British prime minister Theresa May, in Salzburg, Austria, on Wednesday. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

“The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart European leaders’ travelling roadshow pitched up on Wednesday (...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: The carve-up of key European jobs has begun as incumbent terms run out. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

It’s a bit like a big children’s game of political musical chairs, played over a year in multiple dimensions, according to unstated but almost self-co(...)

“Greece really needs a strong and relatively stable international backdrop, because it needs economic growth, at an estimated 1.4 per cent last year and 2 per cent this year, to take hold.” Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

It is a bit much to see the usual suspects in the European institutions queue up to congratulate Greece this week on exiting its bailout. European Cou(...)

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council president Donald Tusk after signing the trade deal. Photograph: Martin Bureau/Pool via Reuters

Japan and the European Union have officially agreed one of history’s largest trade deals, in what will be seen as a calculated snub of Donald Trump’s (...)

 President Donald Trump  and Russian president Vladimir Putin answer questions about the 2016 US election collusion during a joint press conference after their summit  in Helsinki. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

An extraordinary entanglement of strategic and domestic politics and of the personal and the political was on display on Monday at President Donald Tr(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk, Chinese premier Li Keqiang and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 16th. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Normally a fairly low-key event, this year’s annual China-EU summit has taken on an explosive dimension against a backdrop of unprecedented rancour be(...)

China’s President Xi Jinping meets European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council president Donald Tusk in Beijing. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AFP/Getty Images

China’s premier Li Keqiang has extended an olive branch to the US in the midst of Beijing’s efforts to rally international support against new trade t(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk and Chinese premier Li Keqiang attend a ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

US president Donald Trump, Russian president Vladimir Putin and China have been urged to work with Europe to avoid trade wars and prevent “conflict an(...)

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