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French president Emmanuel Macron and Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz after European leaders held remote talks on the response to terror threats in Europe on Tuesday. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images

Reporting on Europe can be a cacophonous experience. On a typical day, Covid-19 news will compete with Brexit developments, against international geop(...)

 European Commission president Ursula Von Der Leyen  and  European Council president Charles Michel giving a press briefing after a virtual European Council meeting on Thursday. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

European leaders are confronting a deepening health and economic crisis as sharp increases in coronavirus infections strain hospital capacities and tr(...)

European Council president Charles Michel: ‘Within the space of just a few weeks, the situation has escalated from worrying to alarming.’ Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA/POOL

The email dropped late on Tuesday night: “A word from the president.” This was a missive from Charles Michel, the European Council president who has (...)

Armenia’s prime minister Nikol Pashinyan posing with Armenian soldiers in Yerevan on October 16th before they leave for the front line in Nagorno-Karabakh. Photograph: Tigran Mehrabyan/Armenian government press service/AFP via Getty Images

Armenia has played down the possibility of a swift negotiated end to its conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, even as world powers intensif(...)

Michel Barnier at the European Parliament in Brussels: “Our door remains open, and will remain until the last practical day for working together.” Photograph:  Olivier Hoslet, Pool via AP

Michel Barnier said on Wednesday that a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK was “within reach” as he acknowledged that compromises would be needed by b(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson. Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon condemned what she described as Mr Johnson’s reckless approach to the negotiations. Photograph: PA Wire

British and EU negotiators have agreed to talk next week despite Boris Johnson’s warning that Britain must prepare to leave the post-Brexit transition(...)

In a call with European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, above,  and European Council president Charles Michel on Wednesday night, Boris  Johnson said he would reflect before setting out the UK’s next steps in the light of his statement of September 7th. Photograph: AP

Boris Johnson has reaffirmed his threat to walk away from talks with the European Union this week if the two sides are not closing in on a free trade (...)

Rescuers carry the body of a local resident allegedly killed by recent shelling in Ganja, Azerbaijan on Sunday. Photograph: Aziz Karimov/EPA

Armenian and Azerbaijani forces have accused each other of continuing to shell residential areas in and around the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh(...)

‘Budget 2021 is likely to be one of the most decisive budgets in the history of the State.’ Image: iStock

A no-deal Brexit is likely to place additional costs and burdens on firms already grappling with Covid-19, the British Irish Chamber of Commerce has w(...)

European Council president Charles Michel said, after his call with Boris Johnson, that it was ‘time for the UK to put its cards on the table’. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Boris Johnson has spoken to European Council president Charles Michel amid signs that Britain is ready to compromise on one of the most important area(...)

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