Denmark’s prime minister Mette Frederiksen (left) and US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz and Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump described the Danish prime minister as “nasty” after she dismissed his notion of the US buying Greenland as an “absurd” idea, which promp(...)

Snow covered mountains rise above the harbour and town of Tasiilaq, Greenland. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Danes woke on Friday wondering if the calendar had been turned back to April 1st. News that US president Donald Trump had floated the idea of purchasi(...)

This year’s elections have led to a three-way split in the European Parliament, with none of the “spitzenkandidat” able to achieve a parliamentary majority. File photograph: Getty

Top jobs – the rules and the traditions Every five years, at the beginning of a new term of the European Parliament, the European Council, which is m(...)

Manfred Weber, lead candidate of the European People’s Party in European parliamentary elections. Under the spitzenkandidat system, the candidate from the party with the largest vote is nominated as MEPs’ choice for commission president. Photograph: Andreas Gebert/Getty Images

When EU leaders gather on Tuesday for a dinner and an election postmortem, the plat du jour will be how to fill the job of successor to Jean-Claude Ju(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar reacts as he leaves after an extraordinary European Union leaders summit to discuss Brexit, in Brussels. Photograph: Eva Plevier/Reuters

British prime minister Theresa May has accepted an offer from leaders of the remaining 27 EU countries to delay Brexit to October 31st. Here is how f(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (left) with other EU leaders at the European Council summit in Brussels. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

Everything revolves around the leaders. The 28 heads of government who comprise the European Union’s highest decision-making body, the European Counci(...)

A view of the train accident site on the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark. Photograph: Tim K. Jensen/Ritzau Scanpix via Reuters

Six people were killed when a passenger train hit a freight trailer that had blown off a wagon coming the other way on a bridge linking Denmark’s two(...)

Elon Musk demonstrates the falcon wing doors on the Tesla Model X Crossover. Musk warned the Danish government  electric car sales would be hit when it dropped tax breaks. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The electric car has dropped out of favour in the country that pioneered renewable energy. Sales in Denmark of Electrically Chargeable Vehicles (ECV)(...)

Belgian prime minister Charles Michel, French president Francois Hollande, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras ahead of a European Union leaders’ summit at the European Council in Brussels. Photographh: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

EU leaders agreed to extend sanctions against Russia for a further six months in response to Moscow’s incursion into Ukraine and Crimea, but refrained(...)

Danish prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, right, and British prime minister David Cameron   in Copenhagen, Denmark, on February 5th. Photograph: Niels Hougaard/AP Photo via Polfoto

David Cameron has won the backing of Denmark and the qualified support of Poland for his EU renegotiation as a new poll showed a surge of support in B(...)

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