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Matteo Salvini: observers suggest he could easily be prevailed on to stand for the presidency of the European Commission. Photograph: Massimo Percossi/EPA

With elections to the European Parliament looming in May 2019, the plenary this week in Strasbourg, the beginning of the last session before MEPs face(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

Hungary’s Viktor Orbán suffered a stinging rebuke from his European political allies on Wednesday when the EU’s parliament voted for the first time to(...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: The carve-up of key European jobs has begun as incumbent terms run out. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

It’s a bit like a big children’s game of political musical chairs, played over a year in multiple dimensions, according to unstated but almost self-co(...)

Margrethe Vestager does have an official Facebook page, an online diary of her life as the EU’s competition commissioner, one of the biggest jobs in Brussels.  Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Margrethe Vestager, the world’s most powerful regulator of tech companies, does not have a personal Facebook account. She decided to stay off the site(...)

The €12m pilot scheme, which is being funded by the European Commission, is to be expanded in the coming years and it is expected that €700 million will be allocated to the program from 2021. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Irish teenagers aged 18 on July 1st are being offered an opportunity to travel across Europe using a free Interrail ticket for a month during the summ(...)

Demonstrators hold posters linking Slovakian prime minister Robert Fico to the mafia during an anti-government rally in Bratislava, Slovakia, on Friday. Photograph: Ronald Zak/AP

Slovakia’s embattled prime minister Robert Fico has held talks to stabilise his fractious coalition government, amid growing domestic and internationa(...)

Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s leader on Brexit,  welcomed as ‘reassuring’ what he saw as Ms May’s ‘re-confirmation of our December agreement on the Irish border’. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinksi/PA Wire

The charge of “cherry-picking” was still in the subtext of reaction in Brussels to British prime minister Theresa May’s speech on Friday. There was s(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk speaks during a debate at the European Parliament in Strasbourg,  on Tuesday. Photograph:  AFP

Suggestions in the UK that it should hold a second referendum on Brexit, a proposal with very little real prospect, prompted EU Council president Don(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk during  a debate on the outcome of last week’s European summit at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

In the latest iteration of the now familiar “the ball is in your court” series of Brexit exchanges, European Council president Donald Tusk has told th(...)

Forensic experts walk near the remains of the car of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Bidnija, Malta.  Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

The son of the investigative journalist killed in a car bombing on Monday has said his mother was killed because she stood up for the rule of law in M(...)

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