Council president Donald  at a news conference following the EU  leaders’ summit in  Brussels.  Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

So what did it all mean, this long Brussels night? Britain got its extension, but are we any nearer a solution? Will everyone be back in October (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron  with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar after the special EU summit in Brussels. Photograph: EPA/Stephanie Lecocq

Channelling his inner Charles de Gaulle, Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday night said a firm Non to fellow EU leaders and Theresa May, singlehandedly holdi(...)

European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Europe needs to decide on a digital tax and should lead the way if there is insufficient consensus globally, the EU competition commissioner Margrethe(...)

President of Rwanda Paul Kagame (L) and his wife and first lady of Rwanda Jeannette Kagame (R) arrive for a commemoration event. Photogrpah: Dai Kurokawa /EPA

Rwandans gathered on Sunday to commemorate the 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus murdered during the Rwandan genocide, 25 years ago. The ceremony mark(...)

What no one  is sure about is whether Theresa May is serious about making a significant compromise. There have been too many false dawns. Or whether Jeremy Corbyn really wants to facilitate her. Photograph: EPA

Theresa May’s strategy had been straightforward. As the clock ran down on the Brexit timetable, she sought increasingly to narrow the options availabl(...)

Catherine Day: worried about falling number of Irish people working at the heart of the European Union. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The falling number of Irish people working at the heart of the European Union is a “worry”, a special adviser to European Commission president Jean-Cl(...)

 European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker  delivers a speech next to EU Brexit chief negotiator Michel Barnier  during a debate on Brexit. Photograph: Getty Images

If the UK can approve the withdrawal agreement with a viable majority before next week’s summit, the EU will agree to a short extension up to May 22nd(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron, EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and German chancellor Angela Merkel greet  Xi Jinping at the Élysée Palace in Paris. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

The 14th-century admonition that “He who sups with the devil should have a long spoon” is the mantra these days of many European leaders. The devil in(...)

President of the European Council, Donald Tusk,  at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on March 27th, 2019. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

The head of the European Council Donald Tusk has urged the European Parliament to be open to a long Brexit extension and not to ignore the “increasing(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron talks with Chinese president Xi Jinping at the Élysée Palace in Paris. Photograph: Thibault Camus/Pool via Reuters

On the last day of his state visit to France, Chinese president Xi Jinping met with president Emmanuel Macron, German chancellor Angela Merkel and Jea(...)

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