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 Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán gives a press conference at the end of the European People’s Party  assembly at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, on Wednesday. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party has been suspended from its powerful conservative alliance in the EU after other parties in the centre-right group turne(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and European chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier during a  council on article 50 negotiations   at the European Commission in Brussels. Photograph:  Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

The EU could reject Theresa May’s request for an extension to Britain’s membership this week unless she presents a plan to break the impasse at Westmi(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and European Council president Donald Tusk at Government Buildings on Tuesday. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty Images

The Government has an open mind on whether the European Union should grant a long or short extension of article 50 to the UK at this week’s summit, ac(...)

 Donald Tusk (left) at Government Buildings, Dublin for a meeting with Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

European Council president Donald Tusk has said all other EU leaders expressed “strong and ongoing solidarity with Ireland” on the Brexit issue, accor(...)

Under the ‘country of origin’ principle, a broadcaster with a licence in any EU state can broadcast into any other EU market. Photograph: iStock.

The broadcasting regulator is in talks with two UK-licensed broadcasters about obtaining new European Union licences after Brexit, but a hoped-for int(...)

Ministers continued to negotiate with the DUP over the terms on which it could support Theresa May’s deal. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Theresa May’s plan to win parliamentary approval for her Brexit deal was in deep disarray last night after the Speaker of the House of Commons said it(...)

John Bercow addressing MPs in the House of Commons, on Monday. The speaker didn’t alert the government to his statement in advance and Downing Street was clearly nonplussed. Photograph: PA Wire

The prospect of a vote this week on Theresa May’s Brexit deal was already receding before Commons speaker John Bercow delivered his dramatic statement(...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds, with fellow MP Emma Little-Pengelly, after speaking to the media outside the Cabinet Office. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Theresa May will not put her Brexit deal to a vote at Westminster this week unless the DUP and hard-line Conservative Brexiteers agree to support it, (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: ‘We have to show some patience and give some space to the British prime minister.’ Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said that if the UK seeks a lengthy extension to the Brexit process, it should be accompan(...)

The most sinister aspect of the whole thing is the way in which Brexit is a project of an ultra right wing faction of English nationalists

If Charles Darwin was still alive I suspect he may have had more than a few doubts about his theory of evolution. “Survival of the fittest” is a phras(...)

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