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European Council president Donald Tusk: said British Brexit proposals for “managed divergence” from EU regulations along with preferential access to EU markets show that Boris Johnson’s “cake philosophy” lives on. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland is willing to pay into the European Union’s coffers after the United Kingdom quits, but it will not accept changes to corporation tax rules to(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker  and EU commissioner Gunther Oettinger during  a joint press conference  in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph: Getty Images

The EU faces hard budget choices in responding to Brexit and the ambition of embracing new spending priorities such as dealing with immigration, commo(...)

Previously, support for a second referendum had been limited. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Voters support the idea of holding a second EU referendum by a 16-point margin, according to one of the largest opinion polls in the UK since the Brex(...)

Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour: Brussels has huge affection and gratitude for the British

As our plane gently bumped down in Sofia the other day there was a round of applause from about a third of my fellow passengers. It is a disconcerting(...)

Anti-Brexit protesters  outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The British government does not expect to ratify an agreement to withdraw from the European Union until after parliament has voted on it, a Brexit min(...)

Britain’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson: has revived and expanded his financial claims about Brexit. Photograph:  Rick Findler/PA Wire

Conservative Eurosceptics have dismissed Donald Tusk’s suggestion that Britain could change its mind on Brexit in time to reverse the article 50 withd(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk speaks during a debate at the European Parliament in Strasbourg,  on Tuesday. Photograph:  AFP

Suggestions in the UK that it should hold a second referendum on Brexit, a proposal with very little real prospect, prompted EU Council president Don(...)

Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borisov. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

Bulgaria launched its first EU presidency with a flourish with speeches and glorious traditional music and dance – a cross between Riverdance, Horslip(...)

A remarkable feature of the phase one Brexit discussions was the manner in which the EU chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, skilfully ensured that the 27 remaining states maintained a cohesion and unity of purpose. Photograph: Getty Images

When EU leaders at their December summit finally opened the second chapter of the great Brexit negotiations saga, two great imponderables hung over th(...)

Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz:  “We will do what we think is correct.” Photograph: Bloomberg

Amid loud and emotional protest in Vienna, Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz and his new right-wing populist government were sworn into office on Mon(...)

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