Austrian chancellor to be Sebastian Kurz of the conservative People’s Party (ÖVP). “We’ll fight for our interests, for our views, but in the EU we will respect decisions.” Photograph: Getty Images

European far-right leaders have cheered the return to power in Austria of one of their own: the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ). On Saturday the populis(...)

 Boris Johnson and David Cameron: Cameron said whenever Britain turned its back on Europe it sooner or later came to regret the decision while Johnson accused him of scaremongering. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

The two sides in Britain’s referendum campaign have clashed over the EU’s role in maintaining peace, after David Cameron warned that a British exit fr(...)

Jean-Marie Le Pen: his daughter sought to prevent him from tarnishing her bid for power as she looks to France’s 2017 presidential election. Photograph: Alain  Jocard /AFP/Getty

A French court on Tuesday blocked French National Front leader Marine Le Pen’s efforts to strip her father Jean-Marie Le Pen of the title of honorary (...)

RDS Count Centre for the European elections in June elections – barely half of us (51.6 per cent) bothered to vote, down from 57.6 per cent in the 2009 European elections. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In the May European Parliament elections barely half of us (51.6 per cent) bothered to vote, down from 57.6 per cent in the 2009 European elections. T(...)

Ireland, like the other 27 member states of the European Union, is governed at several different levels. Here the elections on Friday to the European (...)

Ukip leader Nigel Farage joins Ukip MLA David McNarry for a pint at the Europa Hotel in Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Industry lobbyists fear the rise of protest parties and anti-EU rebels in European elections threatens to leave them, and the businesses they represen(...)

Labour party European election candidates Emer Costello,  Phil Prendergast and Lorraine Higgins today at the launch of the party’s Local and European election campaign at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, with Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton, the Labour director of elections, and  Tánaiste and party leader  Eamon Gilmore.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has insisted his leadership of the Labour Party is not on the line in the local and European elections next month. At a rally t(...)