Juan Guaidó, president of Venezuela’s National Assembly, during a protest against President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas on Wednesday. Photograph: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg

The European Parliament has recognised Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó as de facto head of state, heightening pressure on Nicolás Maduro, am(...)

Gibraltar’s chief minister, Fabian Picardo: “Neither the people of the United Kingdom nor the people of Gibraltar are a prey that is on its knees, seeking any generous offer from the people of Spain.” Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Voters who opposed Brexit last year are often characterised as sore losers – Remoaners, in the sneering parlance of the Brexiteers. But in Gibraltar, (...)

 Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias (aged 37 - left) and United Left’s Alberto Garzón (30 - right)  gesture in front of   crowds during an event with supporters  in Madrid, Spain,  May 9th, 2016. The two  have a preliminary agreement to form a coalition for taking part in another general election next month. File photograph: EPA

In a recent electoral video, acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy stares into the camera and drily says: “I know this might be tiresome for a lot of pe(...)

Joseph Daul European People’s Party president, said comments from far-right leaders such as France’s Marine Le Pen echoed the extremism seen in Europe during the second World War. Photograph: EPA

The rise of populism and extremism across Europe is “undermining the European project”, European People’s Party (EPP) president Joseph Daul said yeste(...)

Spanish riot police attempt to prevent anti-eviction activists from approaching the house of Spanish parliament chairman Jesús Posada during a protest in Madrid. Photograph:Juan Medina/Reuters

Yesterday, the conservative premier of the Madrid region, Ignacio González, handed over the keys of a new flat to a man who ha(...)

Portugese prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho said his government would have to introduce “important cuts” in expenditure on social security, health and education. Photograph: Reuters/José Manuel Ribeiro

Portugal’s prime minister has promised further cuts in government spending after the country’s constitutional court rejected austerity measures(...)