Antonio Tajani

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Donald Tusk: he has attempted to synopsise real differences among leaders so that debates can focus on how to bridge such differences. Photograph: Getty Images

Much of the agenda of European Council meetings is “precooked”. Ministers and their sherpas prepare the ground for leaders who assemble to sign off on(...)

Daphne Caruana Galizia, a Maltese investigative journalist who was killed in a car bombing. Photograph: The Malta Independent

The journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia (54) died when the car she was driving exploded in Bidnija, a hamlet in north-central Malta on October 16th. Her(...)

Catalan independence supporters gather at the Montjuich fountains in Barcelona on Friday ahead of Sunday’s planned referendum. Photograph: Felipe Dana/AP

A controversial referendum on Catalan independence which has plunged Spain into its deepest political crisis for decades is scheduled for this Sunday,(...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker speaks in the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, France. Photograph: EBS via AP

Jean-Claude Juncker blew a gasket in the European Parliament on Tuesday when hardly any MEPs turned up for a session reviewing Malta’s EU presidency. (...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker speaks in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.  Juncker called the legislature ‘totally ridiculous’  over the meagre attendance at Tuesday’s session. Photograph: EBS Via AP

The head of the EU’s executive body has described the European Parliament as ridiculous after only a few dozen MEPs turned up to a debate. The outbur(...)

The coffin of late former chancellor Helmut Kohl during military honors after a Mass at the cathedral in Speyer. Photograph: Amelie Querfurth/AFP/Getty Images

Germany bid farewell on Saturday to Helmut Kohl, the former chancellor who steered his country toward reunification in 1990 and whose tireless efforts(...)

European Parliament president Antonio Tajani holds a news conference following the official triggering of article 50 by the UK, in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The European Parliament said on Wednesday that Brexit could be reversed, but if the UK was to leave the EU it should first settle its bill before a ne(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny described Brexit as a “huge political challenge” and said discussions with British prime minister Theresa May’s Britain must be orderly.

The US Congress should hold discussions with the European Parliament on the issue of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, Taoiseach Enda Kenn(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. He will be in Brussels on Thursday for a number of Brexit meetings. Photograph: AP Photo

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is planning to attend a meeting of the European Council in April, where the European Union’s response to Brexit will be discussed(...)

The new president of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani from the  European People’s Party  cheers after being elected to the position in Strasbourg, France. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

Antonio Tajani, of the European People’s Party (EPP) Christian Democrat group, has been elected president of the European Parliament. Mr Tajani defe(...)

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