Mairead McGuinness: The Irish MEP lost her bid to become a candidate for president of the  European Parliament, with 57 votes to winner Antonio Tajani’s 94. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The nomination of an Italian MEP as the European People’s Party (EPP) candidate for president of the European Parliament has dashed Irish hopes of hav(...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon is welcomed by European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker ahead of a meeting  in Brussels  yesterday.  Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon was given a “sympathetic hearing” during a visit to Brussels on Wednesday, but no concrete promises on securi(...)

Since the announcement of a planned referendum last year, British nationals living and working in Brussels have been nervously assessing their future. Photograph: Reuters

As the British electorate votes in the most important referendum for a generation, across the channel EU officials are nervously awaiting a result tha(...)

Macedonian police  firing  tear gas at people  trying to enter the country from Greece. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

The images of desperate people being sprayed with teargas, which flashed across TV screens this week, are scenes many Europeans thought they would nev(...)

Angela Merkel: made a specific reference to Ireland

Ireland’s reputation as the poster boy for European reform resurfaced yesterday, as EU leaders mulled over the latest development in the Greek bailout(...)

Ukraine’s prime minister, Arseny Yatsenyuk, in Brussels yesterday after meeting European Council president Donald Tusk, who led calls for EU member states to commit to extending sanctions against Russia. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

European Union leaders were locked in discussions last night about allowing the European Commission greater oversight over energy contracts with supp(...)

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