European Council president Donald Tusk (left) and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker:  business ended on Friday with  a brief Brexit discussion. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet

Although EU leaders on Thursday night laboured mightily to no apparent end to break their “top jobs” deadlock, their four-hour debate into the early h(...)

Leader of the European People’s Party and German candidate for the presidency of the European Commission Manfred Weber with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Juan Herrero

EU leaders had hoped for a Brexitless summit this week. It was not to be. The unfinished, noisy Tory leadership contest, not least the endless braggin(...)

European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans:  is  adamant the adoption of a definition of anti-Semitism  will not mute criticism of Israel.  Photobrexit: John Thys/AFP

Nine out of ten European Jews feel anti-Semitism has increased over the last five years, while 85 per cent consider it the biggest social or political(...)

A question of values

The decision by the European Commission on Wednesday to send a formal protest “opinion” to Poland marks a serious escalation in the tussle between the(...)