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Outgoing European Council president Donald Tusk: A good film, he joked, is one “that starts with an earthquake and builds up to a climax”. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

Donald Tusk channelled Alfred Hitchcock in his farewell to hundreds of European Council staff and journalists in the vast atrium of the Justus Lipsius(...)

Klaus Iohannis: a fierce critic of the PSD’s bid to weaken anti-graft laws and increase political control over Romania’s courts. Photograph: Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea

The European Union has welcomed the re-election of Romanian president Klaus Iohannis on pledges to fight corruption and work closely with the bloc, as(...)

 President-elect of the European Council Charles Michel  is welcomed by  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Ireland’s contribution to the EU budget will rise “very significantly” when it is renegotiated. The 28 member states, 27 (...)

Back to the future; forward to the past – Brexit has a way of defying linear time. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

There are some fine and historic ditches in and around these islands: Offa’s Dyke that marks the old boundaries of England and Wales, the Black Pig’s (...)

Despite objections raised by the French government, a paper to be agreed on Monday circulated among member states suggests the EU will accede to the UK’s request for a further three-month delay. Photograph: iStock

The EU is ready to sign off on a Brexit extension to January 31st, 2020 with an option to leave earlier if a deal is ratified, according to a leaked d(...)

“Boris Johnson’s breath-taking reversal of his previous position on the idea of a Northern Ireland-only backstop makes October 10th, 2019 – the day of his meeting with Leo Varadkar in Wirral – a watershed in British and Irish history.” Photograph: PA

If you pass through Heathrow or any other large British airport, you will be assailed by large photographic posters declaring British greatness: Innov(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson urging MPs to back his Brexit deal in the House of Commons this week.

It was a case of eighth time lucky for UK prime minister Boris Johnson as he finally won a vote in the House of Commons this week. And it was not an i(...)

Jeremy Corbyn: keeping everyone guessing. Photograph: Ho/PRU/AFP via Getty

The EU will wait to see if the House of Commons backs Boris Johnson’s call for a December election on Monday before deciding how much of an extension (...)

Michel Barnier: he said his new role would be about “rebuilding” ties after Brexit marked the “unpicking of 45 years of co-operation”. Photograph: Getty Images

Ambassadors of the EU27 are expected on Friday morning to set in train the process to endorse a three-month Brexit extension to January 31st to allow (...)

Members of the UK parliament awaiting the results of the vote on the programme motion proposing a timetable for the passage of the Brexit Withdrawl Agreement Bill in the House of Commons in London.

So what happened? The bill seeking to put Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal into law was passed by MPs in the House of Commons on its second reading, the i(...)

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