Geert Wilders, leader of the Netherlands’s Party for Freedom, and far-right leader Marine Le Pen of France, address a news conference in The Hague today. Photograph: Toussaint Kluiters/Reuters

Two of Europe’s most high-profile right-wing leaders, Marine le Pen and Geert Wilders, finally went public today and announced the birth of a “histori(...)

Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko converses with her lawyer Serhiy Vlasenko. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Jailed former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has denounced charges brought against her lawyer, calling them an attempt by president Viktor (...)

Members of the European Parliament Raul Romeva i Rueda (left) and Marije Cornelissen, from the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance, vote on the European Budget during a the earlier stages of the debate last month. Photograph: Reuters

European Union spending will total €135.5 billion next year under a deal reached by EU negotiators overnight, which included extra funds to fight soar(...)

Enda Kenny said the issues at Newbridge credit union do not apply elsewhere. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny assured members of credit unions across the country today that the problems faced by Newbridge Credit Union “don’t apply anywhere(...)

Former SDLP leaders Mark Durkan and Margaret Ritchie with the former deputy leader of the party Seamus Mallon at the annual SDLP conference, in Armagh. Photograph: Bill Smyth/PA Wire

Saturday afternoon’s session of the annual SDLP conference in the Armagh City Hotel was powerful, poignant and quietly emotional. Anne Cadwallader, au(...)

Riot police block opposition supporters carrying a flag with the portrait of jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko from entering the city hall during a rally in Kiev on October 23rd. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

The fate of one woman, now confined to a secluded clinic in eastern Ukraine, is set to decide the fate of relations between her country of 46 million (...)

Viviane Reding: historic moment for justice in Europe

EU citizens who are arrested or accused of a crime have the right to interpretation in their own language in all courts in the union after a new direc(...)

Leader of Germany’s Social Democratic Party  Sigmar Gabriel (left) welcomes German chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union  Angela Merkel and federal chancellery minister Ronald Pofalla  at the SPD headquarters before coalition talks. Photograph:  Tobias Schwarz/Reuters

Germany’s Social Democrat leader Sigmar Gabriel has insisted that only countries that sign up to a European financial transaction tax should be entitl(...)

A man burns trokia signs during an anti-austerity and anti-governmental protest in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on Tuesday. Photograph: Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters

In just over six weeks’ time Ireland will become the first European country to exit an IMF-EU bailout programme. It’s an important milestone for Europ(...)

German chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union  Angela Merkel (C) and party fellows await the start of coalition talks in Berlin today. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters.

Germany’s next government will renew a push for a financial transactions tax, chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) (...)

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