Russian president Vladimir Putin arrives at a state council meeting in Moscow on Wednesday. Photograph: Sputnik/Sergey Guneev/Kremlin via Reuters

Vladimir Putin has trumpeted the growth of national populist movements in Europe and America, crowing that liberalism is spent as an ideological force(...)

Mette Frederiksen of the Danish Social Democrats: has agreed to reverse some of the strict immigration curbs adopted by the outgoing centre-right government. Photograph: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix

Mette Frederiksen is to become Denmark’s youngest prime minister after her Social Democratic party agreed to soften its anti-immigration stance and fo(...)

Independent TD Mick Wallace was a director of Wallace Calcio until resigning from the position in March 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke

A chain of Italian-style wine bars and restaurants co-owned by Wexford TD Mick Wallace made a profit of almost €83,000 last year, more than doubling i(...)

This year’s elections have led to a three-way split in the European Parliament, with none of the “spitzenkandidat” able to achieve a parliamentary majority. File photograph: Getty

Top jobs – the rules and the traditions Every five years, at the beginning of a new term of the European Parliament, the European Council, which is m(...)

At one level, the succession battle under way in Brussels is simply that: a bare-knuckle political fight for control of the key European institutions.(...)

  European Council president Donald Tusk (left) and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker:  business ended on Friday with  a brief Brexit discussion. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet

Although EU leaders on Thursday night laboured mightily to no apparent end to break their “top jobs” deadlock, their four-hour debate into the early h(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (left) speaks to  European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier   on the sidelines of the EU Summit in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: EPA

A weary Donald Tusk told journalists in Brussels early this morning that EU leaders had failed to agree on a new president for the European Commission(...)

European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the  summit in Brussels on June 20th, 2019. Photograph: Olivier Matthys

From late morning on, the prospects of another EU summit of “top jobs” became increasingly inevitable. Leaders emerged from party caucuses shaking the(...)

European Parliament president Antonio Tajani: has defended the importance of the public accountability involved in the spitzenkandidat system. Photograph: Julien Warnand/Reuters

Acknowledging the deadlock over appointments to the EU’s top jobs, European Parliament president Antonio Tajani suggested to leaders they should follo(...)

If Michel Barnier were to become the European People’s Party candidate for commission president, he has a proven understanding of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

With important high-level European Union appointments due to be discussed again at the EU summit starting today, it is important to consider where Ire(...)

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