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Tánaiste Simon Coveney on UK approach: “It’s like saying give me what I want or I’m jumping out the window.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ahead of Tuesday’s votes in the House of Commons, Theresa May acknowledged there was a “limited appetite” in Brussels for renegotiating the withdrawal(...)

British prime minister Theresa May  in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

The UK’s attempt to reopen the Brexit negotiations only reinforces the need for a “legally robust” and “workable” backstop, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ha(...)

France’s president Emmanuel Macron, Cyprus’s president Nicos Anastasiades and Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras talk in Nicosia. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou

Leaders of southern EU countries meeting in Cyprus have called for a permanent mechanism for redistributing asylum seekers who arrive on Europe’s Medi(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife first lady Brigitte Macron with Grand Sheik Ahmed al-Tayeb in Cairo. Photograph: Amr Nabil/Reuters

Emmanuel Macron lunched with Egyptian human rights defenders in Cairo on Tuesday at the end of a three-day visit marked by a significant shift in Fran(...)

Italian deputy premier and labour and industry minister Luigi Di Maio with joint deputy premier and interior minister Matteo Salvini, at a commemoration marking the second anniversary of the Rigopiano Hotel avalanche disaster that claimed 29 lives, in Rigopiano, in the Abruzzo region. Photograph: Claudio Lattanzio/EPA

Tensions between France and Italy predate the current administrations in Paris and Rome. Italians resented France’s intervention in Libya, a former It(...)

 Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte at European Council in Brussels in June, 2018. Photograph: EPA/ Julien Warnand

Leaders of the seven EU Mediterranean countries will gather in Cyprus on Tuesday for a summit on migration, European energy, security, euro zone refor(...)

Many European mainlanders remember ‘the squelch of carts laden with possessions on muddy tracks’. Above, the evacuation of Paris in 1940. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

What does the EU want? This simple question has foxed Brits throughout the Brexit talks. It is alleged that Brussels is desperate to retain Britain; t(...)

 Demonstrators are seen during a ‘red scarves’ march in Paris, France. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of protesters marched through Paris on Sunday to condemn violence in the “yellow vest” movement that has rocked France for weeks with angry (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron with Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Paris on  October 24th, 2017: Mr Macron has emphasised the “unavoidable” necessity of maintaining good relations with Cairo. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer

French president Emmanuel Macron will travel to Egypt on Sunday for a three-day visit that raises a thorny foreign policy question. Can a leader who (...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  in the Congress Hall during the 49th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph:  EPA/Gian Ehrenzeller

As US president Donald Trump and senior White House officials stayed away from the World Economic Forum (WEF) this week due to a partial government sh(...)

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