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 (...)

Viktor Orban (third right) celebrates his party’s election victory.  Photograph: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

Hungary’s government is set to continue its battle with the European Union over migration and with liberal civil society groups at home, after prime m(...)

Poland’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki first bilateral visit aims to deepen ties to Viktor Orban’s regime. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

The prime ministers of Hungary and Poland will meet on Wednesday to reaffirm their joint stance against criticism from the European Union that their s(...)

Konrad Szymanski, Poland’s Europe minister, planned reform of the EU’s labour market is “simply not fair”. Photograph: Thierry Tronnel/Corbis via Getty Images

The European Union risks alienating its central and eastern members states if it pushes ahead with planned reforms to its labour market, Poland’s Euro(...)

British prime minister David Cameron meets Taoiseach Enda Kenny  the sidelines of the second day of the EU summit in Brussels. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/EPA

As talks over Britain’s renegotiation dragged on in Brussels over Friday, the lack of progress was expressed in culinary terms: a planned “English br(...)

Hungarian special force police officers inspects the rucksack of a migrant as a Slovenian police officer looks on at a registration camp on the Slovenian side of the Croatian-Slovenian border. Photograph: Gyorgy Varga/EPA

Thousands of migrants continue to reach Europe each day, but many fear the Paris attacks have wrecked their hopes of a new life, as states across th(...)

Two men pay their repects before laying flowers at a rail cordon close to the Bataclan theatre in the 11th district of Paris on Saturday. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

The abhorrent terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night have shocked the European Union, and left leaders grappling to respond to one of the worst(...)