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German chancellor Angela Merkel listens after delivering a keynote speech during a debate on the federal budget at the Bundestag,  in Berlin. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

While Brexit Britain bickers on, German MPs used Wednesday’s budget debate in the Bundestag to discuss what they view as more pressing business: secur(...)

Outgoing Social Democratic Party leader Andrea Nahles with German chancellor Angela Merkel: The SPD’s search for its seventh leader in a decade reflects a deep-seated identity crisis in Germany’s oldest party. Photograph: Britta Pedersen

Germany’s grand coalition is scrambling to save itself after Sunday’s resignation of Andrea Nahles, leader of the junior Social Democrat (SPD) coaliti(...)

French far-right National Rally (Rassemblement National) party leader Marine Le Pen: has ditched the idea of scrapping the euro and exiting the EU. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Its gains may have been more modest than expected in the European elections last week, and liberal optimists believe its support may have peaked. But (...)

Alice Weidel of Alternative für Deutschland is greeted by Alexander Gauland   in Berlin’s  Reichstag building   to mark National Mourning Day, on Sunday. She faces questions over donations for her Bundestag campaign last year. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Moderates in Germany’s far-right Alternative für Deutschland have proposed a new codex to rein in politicians’ public remarks in a bid to avoid coming(...)

A man runs after over 100 migrants forced their way into the Spanish territory of Ceuta in north Africa:  10  migrants at the border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave were arrested on August 28th, 2018. Photograph: Joaquin Sanchez

 The Spanish government is being accused of lurching to the right on immigration policy just weeks after capturing the headlines by welcoming a b(...)

 Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney  with the German   minister for foreign affairs Heiko Mass  at Iveagh House, Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One of the leaders of the far-right Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD), the controversial opposition party in Germany, has said its policies would help(...)

 Former White House strategist Steve Bannon shakes hands with the editor of Swiss weekly Weltwoche (World week), Roger Koeppel during an  event in Zurich. Asked about his relationship with Trump, Bannon was gushing: “I love the guy and he’s done a great job.” Photograph: EPA

Steve Bannon has used his much anticipated public appearance in Zurich to champion European right-wing populist movements. The former chief strategis(...)

Facebook now has 1,200 people reviewing flagged content from “deletion centres” in Berlin and Essen. Photograph: AFP

US social media companies have scaled up operations in Germany, where a controversial new law has turned the country into a testbed for whether tech f(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

‘Varadkar has decided that the time has come to take  on Sinn Féin.’ File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

When the Taoiseach accused Mary Lou McDonald of resembling Marine Le Pen because she always returns to a script, it may not have been the finest hour (...)