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 British prime minister Theresa May in the House of Commons. File photograph: Reuters

British prime Minister Theresa May will ask the European Union to delay Brexit by at least three months after her plans for another vote on her twice-(...)

Sabine Weyand, deputy negotiator for the EU. Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Getty

Brussels has said a vote by UK MPs to block a no-deal Brexit in any circumstances is a meaningless move, with one senior EU negotiator describing it a(...)

The slowing German economy could increase tensions in chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing coalition over spending priorities.

Plunging car production drove an unexpected drop in German industrial output in January, as the engine room of Europe’s largest economy stuttered on t(...)

EU commissioner for competition Margrethe Vestager: a fearless champion of the European Commission’s competition directorate. Photograph: Piotr Nowak

When the European Commission announced recently it would block the merger of rail giants Alstom and Siemens, it was acting out of concern the lin(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron. “This is the first time that a head of state has spoken to all the peoples of Europe in their languages,” says an adviser of Mr Macron’s open lettter. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Emmanuel Macron’s open letter to the citizens of the European Union is an urgent appeal for mobilisation against the threats of what the French presid(...)

Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel discussed Brexit at a joint press conference at the Elysée Palace. Photograph: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday cast doubt on his and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s willingness to accept a possible vote in the British parliamen(...)

President Emmanuel Macron and  Chancellor Angela Merkel pictured following talks at Elysee Palace in Paris. Photograph: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

French president Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday the European Union would only agree to extend the Brexit deadline if Britain justified a delay wit(...)

Theresa May makes a statement to the House of Commons in London on Brexit on Tuesday. Photograph: Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May has promised to give MPs a vote on extending Brexit negotiations or withdrawing from the EU without a deal if her p(...)

British prime minister Theresa May meets Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte at the EU-League of Arab States Summit in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May is holding meetings with European leaders at a summit in Egypt as attempts to resolve the Brexit impasse continue. (...)

After four years as the European Union’s top diplomat in Washington, David O’Sullivan will soon leave the US capital – as well as the EU’s civil service. His role as EU ambassador has given him exposure to many of DC’s famous residents, including Barack and Michelle Obama. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

High on the 10th floor of the EU delegation building overlooking Washington Circle in downtown DC, David O’Sullivan is preparing to leave the office t(...)

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