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  Prime minister of Hungary Viktor Orban  kisses German chancellor Angela Merkel on the hand after the Visegrad Group Summit  press conference  in Bratislava, Slovakia. Photograph: Jakub Kaminski/EPA

German chancellor Angela Merkel has said she believes the Brexit impasse can be resolved without changing the withdrawal agreement reached by Britain (...)

Many observers had assumed that it had come from the Taoiseach, but Jean-Claude Juncker said it was sent by an Irish citizen

The woman who sent a card to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker thanking him for his support for Ireland in the Brexit negotiations sai(...)

Zsuzsanna Bothné Rékai from Hungary: “It was difficult at the start because there were only about 10 Hungarians living in Cork at the time.” Photograph: Alan Betson

In February 2004, when Zsuzsanna Bothné Rékai’s son Mark was born, he immediately became an Irish citizen. Had he been born four months later, Mark wo(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: offering no concessions on arms deal withdrawal. Photograph: Alexei Nikolsky

The collapse of a major cold war-era missile treaty is sending a shiver through European countries that fear being caught in the middle of a new US-Ru(...)

On September 2nd, 2015, the body of three-year-old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach. Alan, his mother, Rehana, and five-year-old brother, Ghalib, drowned together just 4km from the shore while attempting to cross the Mediterranean to seek refuge in Europe Photograph: Demir/AFP/Getty

In recent years the Mediterranean has become a sea of sorrows and drownings as thousands have perished trying to find a better life in Europe. Latest(...)

Armenian Hayarpi Tamrazyan (second left) speaks during a press conference in Bethel Church on Wednesday after a continious church services was stopped. Photograph: Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/AFP/Getty Images

It was one of the longest religious ceremonies ever recorded, lasting for more than three months and involving nearly 1,000 pastors and priests. But (...)

A demonstration against recent legislative measures introduced by Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban,  in Budapest. Over the past months thousands of Hungarians have taken to the streets to call for Mr Orban’s resignation. Photograph:  Chris McGrath/Getty Images

The EU is failing to tackle a growing threat to democracy and the rule of law in Hungary, according to critics in the European Parliament of the count(...)

‘Funding per student has declined, and third-level capital infrastructure is underfunded.’ Photograph: iStock

Ireland is one of just two European countries where the third-level education system is “in danger” due to a funding shortfall and rising student numb(...)

 Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila waits to deliver her speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, earlier this month. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

The Romanian government has defended plans to quash hundreds of corruption cases, including the conviction of the leader of the ruling party for vote-(...)

The great hall at Versailles was the site of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles which imposed swingeing terms on Germany and blamed it and Austria-Hungary for starting the first World War.

In mid-January 1919, amid revolutionary chaos in much of east-central Europe and a fierce civil war in Russia, the Paris Peace Conference convened to (...)

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