British  prime minister Theresa May during  prime minister’s questions  in the House of Commons  on January 9th.  Photograph: AFP Photo/Mark Duffy/Getty Images

Political divisions at Westminster over the UK’s divorce agreement with the EU has brought the possibility of delaying bringing Brexit into play in or(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban. There will be two civilisations in the EU. A mixed Muslim-Christian one in the west and a traditional European-Christian in central Europe,” he said on Thursday. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has said migration will be the main issue in European parliamentary elections in May, which he hopes anti-immigr(...)

Members of the European Parliament: it is a genuine co-legislator in many areas of EU policy and budgeting.  Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP

The turn of the new year has ushered in the EU’s election season. In five months, voters across the union will cast ballots in a European Parliament v(...)

Tiernan Brady speaking at the UK House of Commons: “Referendums need to be campaigns of respectful conversations, not angry debates and misleading attacks.”

Same-sex marriage campaigner Tiernan Brady has told a UK House of Commons event the Brexit referendum failed to provide voters with clarity on the imp(...)

Sinn Féin leader, Mary Lou McDonald, and Deputy Leader, Michelle O’Neill , arrive for a meeting with EU Chief Brexit Negotiator, Michel Barnier. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

“Don’t blink,” Sinn Féin’s leader Mary Lou McDonald told EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier at a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday. The message urging(...)

Alternative für Deutschland politician Frank Magnitz was beaten over the head with an unidentified object by three men, police said. File photograph:  Fabian Sommer/AFP/Getty Images

A local leader of the Alternative für Deutschland party has been attacked and injured in the city of Bremen. Bremen police said they believe the atta(...)

Sheila Nunan:  “I obviously have been in organised labour all my life; this is a shift to political Labour.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A prominent trade unionist is being lined up by Labour to stand in the European Parliament elections, although some in the party claim the move could (...)

A ‘Take Back the City’ protest on Dublin’s O’Connell Street last year. A new report says young people in Ireland lack faith in political institutions. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Young people across Ireland have a lack of faith in political institutions, according to a new report commissioned by the British Council. The Insti(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and former taoiseach Brian Cowen greet one another at the funeral of Mark Killilea in Belclare, Co Galway. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

Former minister Mark Killilea was a “great people person” who “understood that to get things done you had to cross divides”, Fianna Fáil leader Micheá(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: the  European Commission president supported the new moves on tax policy in his state of the union speech last September. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

The European Commission is pressing ahead with developing a plan to end national vetoes in some decisions on tax policy, a move which the Republic is (...)

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