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New British prime minister Theresa May makes a speech outside 10 Downing Street, London. Photograph:   Hannah McKay/PA

The appointment of Theresa May as British prime minister has brought a sliver of clarity to the complex process that has emerged from the British refe(...)

On the day following the UK vote, stocks fell $2.08 trillion. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Britain’s vote to leave the European Union was a shock, as evidenced by the abrupt nosedive seen in global financial markets in the immediate aftermat(...)

Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch far-right Freedom Party, is “channelling” Donald Trump, with slogans like “Make the Netherlands great again!” Currently topping the polls, he promised that, if he becomes prime minister next year, his first act will be to call an in/out referendum on EU membership. Photograph:  Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

It’s not yet three months since the last referendum in the Netherlands. That was in April, when voters decisively rejected closer political and econom(...)

Photographers aim their cameras as European Commission President Jean- Claude Juncker  speaks during a news conference on Brexit. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The European Union’s political leaders vowed to continue with the European project yesterday as Britain voted to become the first country to leave th(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel giving a statement in Berlin on Friday morning. The Brexit decision presents Dr  Merkel with the greatest headache of her career. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she accepts – “with great regret” – Britain’s decision to leave the EU but insisted the union would recover from thi(...)

‘Dare to dream that the dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom, ” Nigel Farage boasted this morning. Dream on. The truth is that the shocki(...)

So long: A file image shows British prime minister David Cameron leaving an EU summit in Brussels, Belgium, in February 2016. Photograph: EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

As the sun rose over Brussels this morning the European Union awoke to a new dawn. In what had seemed an ominous warning, lightning strikes and torren(...)

Copies of Dutch tabloid newspaper Algemeen Dagblad with the headline “Don’t Leave Me This Way” in a rack outside a newsagents in Utrecht. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

An extraordinary eight out of 10 Dutch voters expect a British exit from the EU – if that is the result of tomorrow’s referendum – to trigger a domin(...)

The highest proportion of Dutch smokers of any age is among twentysomethings. Almost 40 per cent of them smoke.

The Dutch are good with their teenagers. Surveys show the youngsters are the happiest in Europe, with plenty of friends, relatively little bullying at(...)

The narrow defeat of Norbert Hofer, of the far-right Freedom Party, in the race to become Austrian president nevertheless marked an extraordinary and (...)

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