Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban:   His repressive government has toyed with the red lines of other EU member states for many years. Photograph:  Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu/Bloomberg

Personal testimony about the struggle to come out as gay in a society in which it is stigmatised was at the heart of disgusted reaction by European Un(...)

France’s European affairs minister Clement Beaune: Paris will push for rules to would bar countries that do not respect democratic norms from receiving aid from the EU’s €750 billion coronavirus recovery fund. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP

There are signs of hardening attitudes towards the erosion of democratic norms and judicial independence in Poland and Hungary throughout the European(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel bumps elbows with president of the European Council Charles Michel. Photograph: Thierry Monasse/Getty

The 27 leaders of the European Union member states negotiated into the night to try to bridge divisions over a €1.8 trillion budget and recovery fund (...)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. File photo. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty

Different approaches taken by two of the biggest social media giants in recent days have highlighted the high stakes of managing problematic online co(...)