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Manfred Weber: has been an MEP for 16 years but has no state or federal ministerial experience. Photograph: Markku Ulander/Lehtikuva

If Europe’s centre-right parties of the European People’s Party come out on top in next year’s European elections they will get the European Parliamen(...)

Manfred Weber, leader of the European People’s Party in the European Parliament: “In the next weeks, there are tough decisions to make,” Mr Weber said ahead of his meeting with British prime minister Theresa May on Tuesday. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Any new technical or electronic checks on trade after Brexit must be at ports and airports and not on the Border, the leader of the European People’s (...)

Irish voters want the negotiations on Brexit to focus on economic issues, jobs and the future of the EU, more than any special relationship with the U(...)

IItalian Socialist MEP Gianni Pittella and European Commission presidentJean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The head of the Socialist group in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella, formally entered the race to become the next European Parliament presiden(...)

As one of 12 vice-presidents of the 751-member parliament,Mairead McGuinness has built up a high profile and is well regarded within the EPP group. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Irish MEP Mairead McGuinness confirmed her intention to run for European Parliament president on Thursday after current president Martin Schulz announ(...)

 Mairead McGuinness MEP: respected by both sides in the European Parliament. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

MEPs gathered in Strasbourg this week for their regular plenary session at the European Parliament. While events were not as dramatic as last time, wh(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: criticism of the European Commission President  has been brought to the surface by Brexit, with eastern European member states and the British and German press leading the charge. Photograph: Samuel Kubani/AFP/Getty Images

Almost two weeks since the British referendum on EU membership, the European Union is still reeling from the result. In Brussels and Strasbourg a str(...)

Minister for European Affairs Dara Murphy said he intended to press the point with the French government that now is not the time for Europe to “shrink into protectionism”.

Minister for European Affairs Dara Murphy will travel to Paris tomorrow for talks with French government ministers as Ireland embarks on a period of (...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (right) speaks to Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban before the Eastern Partnership summit session in Riga, on May 22nd. Mr Juncker smilingly greeted Mr Orban with the words: “Hello dictator”. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

It was a quick one-liner, delivered tongue-in-cheek but loud enough for the assembled media to hear. As Jean-Claude Juncker greeted leaders at the Eas(...)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras aid on Friday he was more optimistic after three hours of talks with leaders of Germany, France and European Union institutions on how Greece can secure further financing in exchange for reforms.  Photograph:  John Thysjohn/AFP/Getty Images

Greece agreed last night to submit a fresh list of reforms “within days” to lenders, as the impasse between Athens and creditors continued amid signs (...)

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