Frans Timmermans

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British people will have to pay if they visit popular European holiday destinations like Spain

UK citizens will have to pay for visa-free travel in the European Union after Brexit, the European Commission has confirmed. Britons will have to for(...)

 Donald Trump during a  campaign rally on the eve of voting. File photograph:  Carlos Barria/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has spoken of a “tremendous success” after the Republican party retained control of the Senate in the US midterm elections. (...)

Liviu Dragnea, who controls the Romanian government from behind the scenes. Photograph: Liviu Florin Albein/Iquam Photos via Reuters

The European Parliament will discuss Romania’s recent raft of controversial judicial reforms on Wednesday, following withering criticism of the Buchar(...)

Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

The European Commission on Monday opened a new legal front in its battle with Warsaw over the dilution of the rule of law in Poland by the ruling Law(...)

Frans Timmermans (left) talks with Luxemburg’s minister for foreign affairs, Jean Asselborn, and Spain’s minister of foreign affairs, Josep Borrell, in Luxembourg on Tuesday. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Poland had hoped that cosmetic changes to its controversial new judicial legislation might suffice to placate fellow EU member states concerned about (...)

European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans:  “There should be no punishment for doing the right thing.” Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

Legal protection for whistleblowers in the state and private sectors akin to Irish legislation is to be extended throughout the EU, the European Commi(...)

Police stand guard at the scene where Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend Martina Kusnirova were murdered, in Velka Maca. Photograph: Vladimir Simicekv/AFP/Getty Images

Slovakia has offered a €1 million reward to help solve the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend, which police believe was probably linke(...)

New Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila in the parliament in Bucharest on Monday. Photograph: Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via Reuters

Romania has its first female prime minister after deputies approved a new government led by Viorica Dancila, but she will face close EU scrutiny and (...)

Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban: “It’s not even worth starting the [EU] process against Poland as there’s no chance to carry it through. Hungary will be there and form a road block they can’t get around,” he said. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/EPA

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has warned the European Union that he will block any attempt to punish Warsaw over sweeping reforms that Brussel(...)

Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont takes part in a pro-independence rally for Catalonia in Brussels on Thursday. Yves Herman/Reuters

Nearly 50,000 people marched through the EU quarter of Brussels on Thursday in support of Catalan independence and the region’s deposed president, who(...)

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