Britain’s Brexit secretary David Davis: claimed agreement to move on the Brexit negotiations were merely a statement of intent, but later tried to row back on the comments.  Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

David Davis’s claim that the UK’s concessions in an agreement to move on the Brexit negotiations were merely a statement of intent has damaged trust a(...)

British prime minister  Theresa May is taking an upbeat stance on securing a Brexit deal, as Ireland insists the UK must stick to its commitments on keeping a soft border with the Republic. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

What’s going on in London - are the British pulling back from the Brexit deal last week? As of now, it seems not. David Davis, the British Brexit min(...)

Hungarian MEP and member of Jobbik party Bela Kovacs: “I have never spied on EU institutions for any foreign power.” Photograph: Zoltan Balogh/EPA

Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party has accused allies of prime minister Viktor Orban of trying to wreck its election chances, after it was accused of fi(...)

Martin Schulz, leader of the Social Democrat Party (SPD), after delivering his speech during the SPD’s federal party convention in Berlin on Thursday. Photograph:  Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s tortuous path back to power is one step shorter after Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) gave the green light for expl(...)

The commission’s agenda is seen as ambitious and is thus likely to meet resistance. Photograph: EPA

The EU needs to seize the opportunity of the economic upswing to complete the task of building economic and monetary union, the European Commission in(...)

Police and forensic experts inspect the wreckage of a car bomb that killed journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia close to her home in Bidnija, Malta, on October 16, 2017.   Photograph:  AFP

Maltese police have arrested 10 suspects for the murder of anti-corruption blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia, the country’s prime minister said on Monda(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney. File photograph: EPA

New Tánaiste Simon Coveney is Minister for Foreign Affairs and also the deputy leader of Fine Gael. Due to his Foreign Affairs portfolio, he holds a(...)

Photograph: Getty

Maintaining common environmental standards and robust enforcement across the island of Ireland must be part of any Brexit deal, environmental groups f(...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald. As minister for justice she made it clear that the Garda’s difficulties required action from the force itself.

Frances Fitzgerald has risen to the second-highest Government office in Ireland during a career that has seen both triumph and defeat in liberal measu(...)

Bombmalta

In the two years before the assassination of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia last month, there were five car bombs on the island of Ma(...)

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