Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban and Polish prime minister Beata Szydlo in Warsaw, Poland. Photograph: Slawomir Kaminski/Reuters

Hungary and Poland have vowed to stand firm against what they claim is an overbearing European Union, intent on eroding the sovereignty of member stat(...)

 Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban: made the fight against immigration and what he calls EU meddling the key planks of his bid for re-election next year. Photograph: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

A furious Hungarian government has vowed to continue fighting against the European Union’s refugee quotas for member states, after the bloc’s highest(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron stands next to his wife, Brigitte Macron, Bulgarian president Rumen Radev and his wife, Desislava Radeva. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron has accused Poland’s populist government of being isolated and out of touch with a changing European Union, as he end(...)

Polish prime minister Beata Szydlo: said her government was open to discussions. Photograph: Balazs Mohai/EPA

Poland has been given a month to address the “grave concerns” of fellow EU member states over its controversial judicial reform. Although Polish pres(...)

People shout slogans during a protest against supreme court legislation outside the Parliament in Warsaw, Poland. The poster reads “Free people, free courts”. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Poland’s upper house of parliament on Saturday approved a Supreme Court overhaul, defying the European Union and critics at home who say the legislati(...)

Protesters raise candles during a protest on Thursday night in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw, Poland. Photograph:  Adam Chelstowski/AFP/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of Poles protested on Thursday against a new law that allows parliament to appoint supreme court judges, defying a European Union wa(...)

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(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping, Argentina’s president Mauricio Macri and Russia’s president Vladimir Putin   during the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing. Photograph: Reuters

China’s new Silk Road initiative will bring countries together and establish Beijing as a champion of globalisation, president Xi Jinping said, fillin(...)

Rescuers search the rubble of a building in Swiebodzice, Poland. Photograph: Natalia  Dobryszycka/AFP/Getty Images

Five people have died, four others are injured and one person is missing after a building collapsed in Poland. The incident occurred on Saturday in (...)

Donald Tusk: promised to promote unity when he was reappointed to a second term as European Council president. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Poland will block European Union leaders from issuing formal conclusions at the end of a two-day summit in Brussels after the country’s former prime (...)