European Parliament in Strasbourg:  the dominant dividing line could be between politicians who want common EU-level solutions and those who favour safeguarding national sovereignty. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Four in 10 French voters say they have no interest in May’s European elections, a recent poll reports. The apathy vote is up more than a sixth since M(...)

French far-right Front National (FN) party’s Member of Parliament Marine Le Pen speaks to  the press after French president Emmanuel Macron gave a speech during a special congress gathering both houses of parliament (National Assembly and Senate) in the palace of Versailles, outside Paris, on July 3rd, 2017. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

Populism has been on the rise in the West for more than four decades. But the earth-shattering events of the past year, the Brexit referendu(...)

 French presidential election candidate  Marine Le Pen.The  first round of the election takes place on Sunday, April 23th, with   the National Front candidate  currently leading the polls. Photograph:    EPA/Lionel Bonaventure

Just four months into 2017 the landscape in Europe can at best be described as turbulent. This calendar year alone there will be 21 elections – betwee(...)

Voters fill in their ballots at a voting station at The Hague on Wednesday as polls open across The Netherlands. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Polling booths have opened across the Netherlands in parliamentary elections. The election is being closely watched as a possible indicator of the st(...)

 German minister for foreign affairs Sigmar Gabriel  and Austrian chancellor Christian Kern  deliver a press statement after a meeting in Vienna. Photograph: Herbert Neubauer/AFP/Getty Images

Austrian chancellor Christian Kern on Sunday called for a European Union-wide ban on campaign appearances by Turkish politicians to avoid having indiv(...)

Geert Wilders  addressing journalists as he officially launched his parliamentary election campaign in Spijkenisse last weekend. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders, who is leading polls ahead of next month’s election, said on Wednesday he had cancelled all public campaign(...)

The markets were caught off guard by Trump’s election in November  but investors have decided to focus on the positive – for the moment at least

For financial market rollercoaster junkies fearing it will be hard next year to top volatility inspired by Brexit and Donald Trump, Angela Merkel, Mar(...)

Neelie Kroes pictured  in Dublin Castle in 2013. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

For years, Neelie Kroes traveled Europe as one of the continent’s senior officials, warning big corporations that they couldn’t “run away” from the E(...)

Photographers aim their cameras as European Commission President Jean- Claude Juncker  speaks during a news conference on Brexit. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The European Union’s political leaders vowed to continue with the European project yesterday as Britain voted to become the first country to leave th(...)

The narrow defeat of Norbert Hofer, of the far-right Freedom Party, in the race to become Austrian president nevertheless marked an extraordinary and (...)