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A red carpet is laid down during the final preparations for an informal European summit commemorationg the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, at Rome’s Piazza del Campidoglio, Capitoline Hill, on Friday. Photograph: Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA via AP

All but one of the European Union’s leaders will stand on Rome’s Capitoline Hill on Saturday and proclaim their commitment to Europe’s unity and their(...)

Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve, during a news conference on Wednesday. The Fed delivered a widely expected increase in its benchmark interest rate. Photograph: Al Drago

European shares hit their highest level in 15 months on Thursday after the Federal Reserve signalled no pick-up in the pace of monetary tightening as (...)

It was what prime minister Mark Rutte called an “evening in which the Netherlands, after Brexit, after the American elections, said ‘stop’ to the wron(...)

 Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders (left) of the PVV party and Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte  of the VVD Liberal party: victory of latter was widely welcomed in Europe. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Angela Merkel and François Hollande, both of whose countries face populist challenges at the polls this year, have led a flood of congratulations afte(...)

Jesse Klaver of GroenLinks party during election night in Amsterdam. Photograph: Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

It is far too early to say whether Jesse Klaver’s GreenLeft will be a party of government for the first time in its history. But for the youngest ever(...)

“Italexit” is increasingly on the agenda in Italy. Photograph: iStock

Alberto Bagnai, a professor at Pescara university with a blog called Goofynomics, this week made a typically provocative demand: that the US should pr(...)

 Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte during election night in The Hague, The Netherlands, 15 March 2017. Rutte’s center-right VVD party has won the most seats in the parliamentary elections . EPA/JERRY LAMPEN

Mark Rutte, the centre-right Dutch prime minister, described Wednesday’s parliamentary elections as continental Europe’s first test in 2017 of the ant(...)

 Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte whose  governing centre-right VVD party easily beat the anti-immigration party of Geert Wilders in an election. Photograph: EPA

Dutch centre-right prime minister Mark Rutte scored a resounding victory over anti-Islam and anti-EU Geert Wilders in an election on Wednesday, offeri(...)

Voters fill in their ballots at a voting station at The Hague on Wednesday as polls open across The Netherlands. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Polling booths have opened across the Netherlands in parliamentary elections. The election is being closely watched as a possible indicator of the st(...)

Dutch election campaign posters  in front of the Royal Concertgebouw on the Museum Square in Amsterdam.  Photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

As Frankfurt, Paris and Dublin vie for financial jobs that may move from London after Brexit, two of Japan’s biggest banks have been quietly building (...)

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