Franco-Italian summit: Emmanuel Macron reviews an honour guard in Lyons. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/Pool/EPA

Over the past year Emmanuel Macron has become a seemingly unstoppable force, first in French politics and now on the international stage. Last week he(...)

'What the Estonians would like is for the leaders to back what will undoubtedly be called the ‘Tallinn Agenda'.' Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Estonia does digital big time. And in an astute piece of national branding, it has used its EU presidency to promote its leadership in the field – par(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Losses in consumer stocks cut gains for Wall Street’s main indices. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump’s tax plans boosted stocks on Wednesday, while strong showings from several index heavyweights helped the Irish market outpe(...)

Wolfgang Schäuble, who departs  the German finance ministry after eight years to become the next Bundestag president. Photograph: Axel Schmidt/Reuters

Greece and other former EU bailout countries may breathe a sigh of relief at reports that German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble is to depart his h(...)

For all its french links, the Opel Grandland X manages to have it own look. There is a nice upright grille that features the blitz badge and some smaller wings.

Bonjour was the first word spoken to the press when Opel revealed its new Grandland X at the Frankfurt motor show in Germany. It was followed by sever(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary. The company said it expected its guidance for profit after tax would stay unchanged at between €1.4 billion and €1.45 billion. Photograph:  Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Ryanair has moved to quell unrest at the airline by raising the base pay of many of its pilots from the beginning of October and withdrawing threats t(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech to set out plans for reforming the European Union at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. Photograph:  Reuters/Ludovic Marin/Pool

France’s dynamic new kid on the EU block, president Emmanuel Macron, had made the closer integration of the EU, and specifically the eurozone, a centr(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech at the Sorbonne in Paris. By 2024, he wants  every student to speak at least two European languages. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/Reuters

President Emmanuel Macron made an ardent plea for the “refoundation” of the EU in the most daring speech by a French leader on the subject in at leas(...)

Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech on the European Union at the Sorbonne University on in Paris on Tuesday. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

In an impassioned speech on Europe before students at the Sorbonne on Tuesday, French president Emmanuel Macron called on European countries to volun(...)

Ollie West as ‘Hamnet’. Photograph: Ste Murray and Jason Booher

About two years ago, Bush Moukarzel, the writer and co-director of Dead Centre, went to meet Ollie West, an 11-year-old boy from a theatrical family, (...)