Juan Guaidó, president of Venezuela’s National Assembly, during a protest against President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas on Wednesday. Photograph: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg

The European Parliament has recognised Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó as de facto head of state, heightening pressure on Nicolás Maduro, am(...)

 Britain’s foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt leaves Downing Street. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Britain may need to delay its exit from the European Union in order to pass crucial legislation if a deal is agreed in late March, foreign secretary J(...)

Exiled Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont speaking at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Carles Puigdemont, the exiled Catalan separatist leader, has signalled that he could run in European elections in order to pursue the case for indepen(...)

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(...)

Philip Lane’s departure from the Central Bank would create a race for the governorship of the institution. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Central Bank governor Philip Lane is poised to win the State’s first executive seat at the European Central Bank (ECB), triggering a succession race t(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said Ireland and the EU had been united throughout the process. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney has predicted that the European Parliament will not ratify a withdrawal agreement without a b(...)

Front de Gauche candidate for the 2012 French presidential election Jean-Luc Melenchon (R), flanked by French leader of the French communist party  Pierre Laurent (C), reads ‘L’Humanité’. Photograph:  AFP Photo/Pierre Verdy/Getty Images

The French Communist newspaper L’Humanité is unable to pay its bills and has been placed under judiciary supervision. A commercial court will decid(...)

Italian deputy premier and labour and industry minister Luigi Di Maio with joint deputy premier and interior minister Matteo Salvini, at a commemoration marking the second anniversary of the Rigopiano Hotel avalanche disaster that claimed 29 lives, in Rigopiano, in the Abruzzo region. Photograph: Claudio Lattanzio/EPA

Tensions between France and Italy predate the current administrations in Paris and Rome. Italians resented France’s intervention in Libya, a former It(...)

“Advertisers will need to be authorised to purchase political ads,” Facebook says. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Files/Reuters

Social media giant Facebook is to set up a regional operations centre focused on “election integrity” at its Dublin campus following criticism of the (...)

 Simon Coveney told BBC’s  The Andrew Marr Show: ‘The backstop is already a compromise’.  Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/handout via Reuters.

The Government is willing to see the Brexit deal reopened if the United Kingdom wants to stay in a permanent customs union with the EU or allows for N(...)

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