German chancellor Angela Merkel and Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban  in Brussels, Belgium, last week.  Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Hungary’s nationalist prime minister Viktor Orban is due to hold talks with German chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday, having suggested they could s(...)

Poland’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Slovakian prime minister Peter Pellegrini and Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban in Budapest on Thursday. Photograph: Ferenc Isza/AFP/Getty Images

Four central European countries have said they will not attend an EU mini-summit on migration this weekend, and joined Austria in urging the bloc to (...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban addresses supporters after the announcement of  partial results of parliamentary elections in Budapest, Hungary, in April. File photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

A row over “European values” has led to a severing of links between the Fidesz party of Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban and the centrist Christi(...)

German interior minister Horst Seehofer  at a press conference in Berlin on Thursday, at which he owed to speed up the deporting of failed asylum seekers. Photograph:  Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s interior minister has vowed to speed up the deporting of failed asylum seekers after a group of migrants violently forced the police to rele(...)

Silvio Berlusconi, former Italian prime minister and founder of Forza Italia, on an Italian TV show in  January. Photograph: Getty Images

With his perfectly dyed dark hair and his ivory-white teeth glistening in the lights of the television studio, Silvio Berlusconi – the octogenarian co(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel leaves after  talks with potential coalition partners in Berlin on Wednesday. Photograph: Bernd Von Jutrczenka/AFP/Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc and the pro-business Free Democrats described their first talks on building a coalition government(...)

Brazil

It was after 10.30pm on March 7th when a car carrying billionaire Joesley Batista pulled up at the Jaburu Palace, one of the modernist masterpieces by(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte attends an event to unveil a national monument to commemorate the victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine in 2014, in Vijfhuizen, Netherlands, on July 17th, 2017. Photograph: Remko de Waal/Reuters

The Dutch government has issued an uncompromising warning to its nationals living in Britain that if they take UK citizenship as a means of circumvent(...)

Dutch government formation mediator Gerrit Zalm (centre) with Alexander Pechtold of Democrats 66, Sybrand van Haersma Buma (Christian Democratic Appeal), Gert-Jan Segers (Christian Union CU) and Mark Rutte (The People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy) all seek to form a new cabinet in The Hague. Photograph: Remko de Waal

After 112 days and now on their third “sherpa”, talks aimed at forming a new Dutch coalition government are under way again, this time including the u(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte (right) canvassing for votes in his country’s general election in Wormerveer. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte will take part in a head-to-head TV debate with his anti-Islam opponent, Geert Wilders, just two days before the gene(...)

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