Alexandre Holroyd: ‘We should do anything in our power to have an orderly Brexit, whatever that means, a structured Brexit that doesn’t create crisis on either side of the Channel or in Ireland’

Alexandre Holroyd, age 31, is the Franco-British son of a British businessman and a French speech therapist. He grew up in the Little Paris neighbourh(...)

Manuel Valls during a demonstration to support the unity of Spain in Barcelona. Photograph: Pau Barrena/AFP/Getty Images

Manuel Valls was born 56 years ago in Barcelona, but his Swiss mother and Catalan father, a well-known painter, moved to Paris to escape Franco’s rule(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron speaking at the European Parliament on Tuesday. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

President Emmanuel Macron presented long lists of things the EU could do in speeches in Athens and at the Sorbonne last year. Tuesday’s address to th(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron welcomes German chancellor Angela Merkel at the Élysée Palace in Paris on Friday. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron received German chancellor Angela Merkel at the Élysée Palace on Friday to discuss what Mr Macron calls the “renaissa(...)

Prime minister and vice-president of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, meets  French president Emmanuel Macron in Dubai today. Photograph: Dubai Media Office/Reuters

French president Emmanuel Macron has claimed victory over the Islamic State terror group, two years after the attacks in Paris in which 130 people wer(...)

Demonstrators hold banners during a demonstration of the “C’e chi dice no” (some say no) movement calling for a “no” vote to the Italian referendum on constitutional reform which took place earlier this month. The referendum was rejected which led to the resignation of Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

In a time of great political turmoil both within nations and internationally it is not surprising that the terminology of political commentary in the (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: said the proposed period for the Dáil to rise is “too early and it is too long”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Dáil is set to get about three months summer holidays this year due to renovations at Leinster House. TDs are due to begin their summer holidays (...)

 Denis Baupin: Female officials from the green party EELV told the investigative website Mediapart and France Inter radio station he had assaulted or harassed them. Photograph: Jean-Sebastien Evrard/AFP/Getty Images

The Paris prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation into “sexual aggression, sexual harassment and ill-intentioned telephone calls” allegedly co(...)

An activist shouts slogans in front of French gendarmes during a demonstration in Paris yesterday against the labour law proposal. Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

The French National Assembly yesterday began a marathon debate on the El Khomri law, intended to reform France’s 3,589-page labour code. The law, nam(...)

French foreign affairs minister Laurent Fabius (bottom left) reacts as deputies applaud  at the National Assembly in Paris on Wednesday.  Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

The National Assembly approved French president François Hollande’s constitutional revision on Wednesday by a vote of 317 deputies for, 199 against a(...)

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