EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini addresses a press conference on a new Africa-Europe Alliance. Photograph: Emmanuel DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images

They are talking about a change of paradigm. Europe will not work “for” Africa – or perhaps, she should have said, Africa “for” Europe – but “with” Af(...)

The Border problem remains the biggest obstacle to a Brexit deal at a special summit scheduled for mid-November.

Brexit negotiators are not contemplating using technology to solve the Border problem, but its use to help simplify checks between Britain and the isl(...)

British prime minister Theresa May  with former Brexit secretary David Davis and former foreign secretary (and would-be challenger) Boris Johnson. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/AFP/Getty Images

There are just over six months to go until the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, come hell or high water. All sides – and there are more than (...)

In his final state of the union speech as European Commission president, Jena-Claude Juncker set out 18 new ideas – many of which seemed like direct retorts to the EU’s critics. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

Jean-Claude Juncker didn’t explicitly mention Hungary in his state of the union speech in Strasbourg on Wednesday. Nor did he deal at any length with (...)

EU commissioner for justice, consumers and gender equality Vera Jourova, commissioner for security union Julian King, and commissioner for digital economy and society Mariya Gabriel: new measures to  counter terrorism and invest in cybersecurity. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Plans to fine online platforms for failing to act within an hour to take down terrorist-related material is not a case of censorship, EU security comm(...)

Gisela Stuart, chairwoman of the Vote Leave campaign, speaks at the Institute of International and European Affairs in Dublin. Photograph: Lorcan Mullally/IIEA.

The chairwoman of the Vote Leave campaign has said a no-deal Brexit is not in the interests of either the UK or the EU. Gisela Stuart also said she b(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

Hungary’s Viktor Orbán suffered a stinging rebuke from his European political allies on Wednesday when the EU’s parliament voted for the first time to(...)

Ireland is in a tricky position as pressure grows for reform

Wednesday’s call by Jean-Claude Juncker for the end of unanimity in decision-making on tax matters at EU level is not the first time the European Comm(...)

Some 700 new pieces of official propaganda from Islamic State, were disseminated online in January alone, the European Commission said. Photograph: Reuters

Technology giants such as Google, Facebook and Twitter will have just one hour to take down terrorist propaganda from the internet or face substantial(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker delivering his state of the union speech at the European Parliament on Wednesday. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

The EU will continue to stand by Ireland in the Brexit process in defence of the Belfast Agreement “in all its elements”, the president of the Europea(...)

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