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Tánaiste  Simon Coveney  speaking in Government Buildings on Thursday about Brexit preparedness. Photo: Julien Behal

The Democratic Unionist Party cannot be allowed to veto a Brexit deal on the Border, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said. Mr Coveney (...)

British prime minister Theresa May makes a defiant statement on Brexit negotiations from Downing Street. Photograph: WPA Pool/Getty Images

Theresa May has accused EU leaders of driving Brexit negotiations into an impasse by rejecting her Chequers proposals and making unacceptable demands (...)

EU leaders were not impressed with Theresa May rehashing the UK’s “red line” conditions and needlessly setting new ones, by effectively saying it was Chequers or nothing. Photograph: Jack Taylor/AFP/Getty Images

So, any progress this week on progress towards a deal on Brexit? Eh, no. In fact, the stalemate in the negotiations has become even more stale. The (...)

British prime minister Theresa May looks back following an EU leaders’ group photo on the second day of a summit in Salzburg, Austria. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The prospect of an agreement between the EU and the UK on Brexit before time runs out on the process is as far away as ever after a fractious EU summi(...)

Ireland's prime minister, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arrives for the informal meeting of European Union leaders in Salzburg, Austria. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said other EU leaders have told him a Brexit deal that does not work for Ireland will not be acceptable to them. He was sp(...)

British prime minister Theresa May, in Salzburg, Austria, on Wednesday. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

“The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart European leaders’ travelling roadshow pitched up on Wednesday (...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: The carve-up of key European jobs has begun as incumbent terms run out. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

It’s a bit like a big children’s game of political musical chairs, played over a year in multiple dimensions, according to unstated but almost self-co(...)

“Greece really needs a strong and relatively stable international backdrop, because it needs economic growth, at an estimated 1.4 per cent last year and 2 per cent this year, to take hold.” Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

It is a bit much to see the usual suspects in the European institutions queue up to congratulate Greece this week on exiting its bailout. European Cou(...)

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council president Donald Tusk after signing the trade deal. Photograph: Martin Bureau/Pool via Reuters

Japan and the European Union have officially agreed one of history’s largest trade deals, in what will be seen as a calculated snub of Donald Trump’s (...)

 President Donald Trump  and Russian president Vladimir Putin answer questions about the 2016 US election collusion during a joint press conference after their summit  in Helsinki. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

An extraordinary entanglement of strategic and domestic politics and of the personal and the political was on display on Monday at President Donald Tr(...)

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