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Although French president Emmanuel Macron in his open letter described Brexit as the symbol of Europe’s crisis, he was conciliatory towards the UK, asking that it be included on a European Security Council. Photograph:  Caroline Blumberg/AFP/Getty Images

President Emmanuel Macron’s open letter to the citizens of Europe, which was published by this newspaper and dailies in 27 other EU countries on Tuesd(...)

Prime minister of Canada Justin Trudeau with his present from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, whose  department spent €6,649.17 on VIP gifts  in the 11-and-a-half months to mid-December 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Charles Haughey famously gave Margaret Thatcher a teapot, Enda Kenny liked to hand out books of poems but for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar sporting parapher(...)

Belgium’s former prime minister Charles Michel leaves a meeting with King Philippe at the Royal Palace in Brussels on Friday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Belgium will have months of minority government after the country’s king accepted the resignation of prime minister Charles Michel but asked him and h(...)

Charles Michel: had being trying to put together a working majority in parliament since the right-wing nationalist New Flemish Alliance (NVA) walked out nine days ago. Photograph:  Piroschka Van De Wouw/Reuters

Belgium’s Francophone liberal prime minister Charles Michel has resigned in the wake of a bitter falling out with his erstwhile Flemish coalition part(...)

Protestors face off against the police during an anti-migrant demonstration outside of EU headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: AP

Thousands of people marched in Brussels on Sunday against a UN pact aimed at fostering co-operation on migration, eclipsing a smaller demonstration in(...)

British prime minister Theresa May at the EU leaders’ summit in Brussels. The latest negotiations illustrate again, observers say, the political naivety that has characterised British Brexit diplomacy. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Imagine if the summit had agreed to Theresa May’s request. If the leaders had signed up to a legal declaration on the backstop that made clear it was (...)

Belgian prime minister Charles Michel: met King Philippe on Sunday morning to seek a royal decree to allow him to reorganise his government. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq

Belgium is again to be ruled by a minority government and may be forced into an early election following the resignation from cabinet on Saturday of m(...)

Migrants intercepted off the coast in the Mediterranean Sea line up after arriving on a rescue boat at the port of Malaga in Spain. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Worldwide, the number of migrants has increased to more than 250 million, or just over 4 per cent of the world’s population. Sixty eight million of t(...)

Mattie “I’m partial to a slice of hot buttered toast’” McGrath was in the canteen, gloomily looking at the chicken Caesar wraps. Photograph:  Eric Luke

The marmalade hit the fan in Leinster House on Tuesday after an email landed from the good people in the facilities management unit (FMU). Politicians(...)

Belgian prime minister Charles Michel and his British counterpart Theresa May exchanging  football jerseys. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was put on the spot as he made his way into the headquarters of the European Council in Brussels for a key summit on Thursday. (...)

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