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Greece’s opposition party New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis: describes himself as a progressive and says he will place untested technocrats in prominent positions once in government. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

As the sun sets over the Acropolis, bathing the monument in the gentle light of a dying day, Kyriakos Mitsotakis ascends the podium, punching the air (...)

Former prime minister of North Macedonia Nikola Gruevski  leaves  Budapest court after his extradition trial. Photograph: Zoltan Mathe/EPA

Hungary has rejected North Macedonia’s request to extradite its fugitive former prime minister Nikola Gruevski, who fled to Budapest with the help of (...)

European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the  summit in Brussels on June 20th, 2019. Photograph: Olivier Matthys

From late morning on, the prospects of another EU summit of “top jobs” became increasingly inevitable. Leaders emerged from party caucuses shaking the(...)

New Democracy  party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis exits the polling booth amid voting for the second round of local elections, in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Constantina Peppa/Reuters

The hefty vote for opposition party New Democracy (ND) in Greece’s local and European polls has precipitated a general election scheduled for July 7th(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras leaves the Presidential Palace following a meeting with Greek president Prokopis Pavlopoulos to discuss elections in Athens. Photograph: Costas Baltas/Reuters

Greece is on track for a general election on July 7th, three months ahead of schedule, after the president accepted a request from prime minister Alex(...)

EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty

Albania and North Macedonia should now be allowed to open accession talks with the EU, the European Commission has urged. Both, the commission said, h(...)

Former Conservative  MP  Ann Widdecombe   with colleagues from the Brexit Party celebrate it success in the EU elections in London on Monday. Photograph: Tolga AkmenAFP/Getty Images

AUSTRIA The conservative People’s Party (ÖVP) of Sebastian Kurz shrugged off 10 days of crisis, and his impending dismissal as chancellor, to finish (...)

Pope Francis is photographed  during a Mass in St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Sunday. Photograph: Yara Nardi/Reuters.

Irish Catholic priests have described as “a major disappointment” comments by Pope Francis indicating the church has no current plans to ordain women (...)

Nato at 70 has its largest ever membership of 29 states (soon to be 30 when Northern Macedonia joins) but is probably in its weakest position for seve(...)

Ireland is, with France, the slowest of the wealthy western European states to approve payment for new medicines, according to a new survey by the industry.

Ireland is, with France, the slowest of the wealthy western European states to approve payment for new medicines, according to a new survey by the ind(...)

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