Sir Julian King: Commissioner for the Security Union. Photograph: FCO/PA Wire

Britain’s new EU commissioner, Sir Julian King – a former ambassador to Ireland – has been asked to help develop European security and counter-terrori(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  will enter the first phase of what will be a protracted process to extricate Britain from the EU at the European Council meeting next week. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Enda Kenny will arrive at an EU summit in Brussels next week with the huge problem of Brexit in front of him but, in theory, only the support of a sha(...)

A boy stands outside a tent at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

The number of migrants arriving in Europe through the Western Balkan routes has dropped considerably as a result of EU action, European Council presid(...)

Chief editor of the German edition of Turkish daily Zaman, Suleyman Bag (right) and German Green Party co-leader Cem Oezdemir  with the newspaper’s last edition dated March 5th. Turkish police seized control of the top-selling newspaper the day before and put it under state control. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

The timing of Monday’s EU-Turkey summit could not have been worse. Three days earlier Turkish police raided the offices of Zaman, the country’s best-s(...)

The prospect of a British exit would deprive Ireland of one of its main EU allies

The British deal reached on Friday night in Brussels represents a feat of diplomacy if nothing else by the European Union. After 40 hours of negotia(...)

EU Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos: while recognising “poor progress” has been made by “frontline” member states, he said this was “not about the end of Schengen”. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

The European Parliament urged EU member states to strengthen the Schengen free-travel system on Tuesday, as the European Commission increased pressure(...)

 Matthias Mueller, chief executive of German car maker Volkswagen, gestures while addressing journalists after visiting an assembly line of the VW plant in Wolfsburg. Photograph: Getty Images

The European Parliament plans to set up a committee to investigate Volkswagen’s emissions scandal and whether regulatory oversight of the car industry(...)

France’s justice minister Christiane Taubira and interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve, Luxembourg’s vice prime minister Etienne Schneider and justice minister Felix Braz, give a press conference at the end of the EU justice ministers meeting in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

EU justice ministers meeting in Brussels have agreed a suite of measures to step up security in the wake of the Paris attacks, although they have st(...)

People  taking part in an Amnesty International protest in front of the Saudi Arabian embassy in London, against the flogging of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi in early 2015. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who has been sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for insulting Islam and for cyber crime, was awarded the Europe(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: Her backing of the plan gives it a strong boost. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

The agreement between the European Union and Turkey endorsed by EU leaders on Thursday night could signal a changing point in the EU’s relationship wi(...)

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