EU Commission president-designate Ursula von der Leyen. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

MEPs have blocked two of the nominees for the next European Commission over inconsistencies in their personal financial declarations. The decision by(...)

Incoming European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen  with outgoing president Jean-Claude Juncker prior to a lunch meeting in Brussels. Photograph: Virginia Mayo

The incoming European Commission will be close to gender-balanced for the first time in its history. President-elect Ursula von der Leyen on Monday li(...)

A supporter of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan awaits his arrival at Ankara following his narrow victory in a historic referendum that will give him sweeping powers. Photograph: Elif Sogut/Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel said Turkish leaders should open talks with opponents and the European Union after a narrow referendum victory, while (...)

A man reacts as people gather to observe a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the Brussels airport and metro bombings, on the Place de la Bourse in central Brussels. Photograph: AFP

Brussels was struck Tuesday by major, apparently coordinated terrorist bombings, at the airport and on the metro system, killing at least 31 people an(...)

Lawyer for Belgian-born Salah Abdeslam, one of the main suspects from November’s Paris attacks, said that his client is ‘collaborating’ and   communicating’. Photograph: Reuters

The only suspected participant in the November 13th Paris attacks to be captured alive has been cooperating with police investigators and is “worth h(...)

Sven Mary, the Belgian lawyer of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam. Photograph: Aurore Belot/AFP/Getty Images

The prime surviving suspect in the Paris attacks may have been plotting more operations with the help of a weapons cache and a network of associates, (...)

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney attended a meeting of EU defence ministers in Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Irish officials have said that Irish neutrality will not be affected by the decision of France to invoke an EU mutual defence clause in the wake of th(...)

Security officials secure the site near La Terrasse restaurant where militants killed five people, including a French citizen and a Belgian citizen, in a gun attack in Bamako on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

Militants have killed five people in a gun attack on a restaurant in Mali’s capital, including a French citizen and a Belgian security officer with t(...)

Fans of Belgian giants Standard Liege caused outrage when they unfurled a banner showing a mocked-up image of former captain Steven Defour being beheaded. Photograph: Yorick Jansens/Getty Images

Fans of Belgian soccer club Standard Liege can expect heavy sanctions after a huge banner was unfurled in Sunday’s home clash against Anderlecht depic(...)