Jean-Marie Le Pen’s memoirs are a journey into France’s tormented history, particularly the second World War and decolonisation.  Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Jean-Marie Le Pen, the grand-daddy of extreme right-wing movements in Europe, published the first, 400-page volume of his memoirs on March 1st. It is (...)

Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s leader on Brexit,  welcomed as ‘reassuring’ what he saw as Ms May’s ‘re-confirmation of our December agreement on the Irish border’. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinksi/PA Wire

The charge of “cherry-picking” was still in the subtext of reaction in Brussels to British prime minister Theresa May’s speech on Friday. There was s(...)

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi with European  Parliament president Antonio Tajani in Strasbourg in July 2017. Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Tuesday he planned to propose Antonio Tajani, the president of the European Parliament, as prime mini(...)

European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier: Said there would be “no surprises” in the withdrawal agreement. Photograph:  John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier warned EU27 ministers on Tuesday that in the face of “plenty of differences” between the EU and UK, agreement on a (...)

Diane Dodds, a DUP member of the European Parliament, has criticised proposed North-South regulatory alignment after Brexit. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire.

The proposed Brexit Withdrawal Agreement represents an “intolerable interference” in the internal affairs of the UK, DUP MEP Diane Dodds has said. S(...)

Pat Cox: the Irish former MEP has said he had no involvement with a group of former European politicians known as the Hapsburg group that were, it is alleged, used secretly by Paul Manafort. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former politician Pat Cox has said he is “perfectly happy” to hand over records about his political work for the European Parliament in Ukraine to the(...)

April 10th, 1998: taoiseach Bertie Ahern, British prime minister Tony Blair and US senator George Mitchell shaking hands after they signed the historic agreement for peace in Northern Ireland. Photograph:  Dan Chung/AFP/Getty Images

Daniel Hannan is one of the most intelligent and sophisticated of the Brexiteers. The longtime Tory member of the European Parliament has a double fir(...)

Emmanuel Macron at the launch of the European Head of States and Governments in Brussels on Friday: parties jumping aboard his new centrist vehicle will have to be unhappy with its current arrangement. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

Through a mix of cunning, opportunism and exceptional timing, Emmanuel Macron upended French politics. Could he do the same for the European Union? Th(...)

Ryanair’s first service from Dublin to Luxembourg will be among the routes that the airline will be announcing on Monday. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Ryanair will begin flying from Dublin to Luxembourg as part of this year’s winter schedule, which the low-cost airline plans to launch next week. The(...)

Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi (centre) with European People’s Party president Manfred Weber (left), and president of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani, in Rome this week. Photograph:  Ettore Ferrari/ANSA/AP

Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s 81-year-old media mogul, has sought to stamp his authority on his unruly centre-right coalition ahead of next weekend’s gen(...)

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