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German chancellor Angela Merkel gestures during an EU  summit in Tallinn, Estonia. Photograph: Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty Images

A week on from the federal vote, it’s out with the German election posters and in with the veils for the ritual mating dance. Grabbing power in Berli(...)

The British government proposes that, the day after Brexit, Europeans obtain the status of “third country nationals”. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

While we in the European Parliament Brexit steering group accept the UK’s decision to leave the European Union was a democratic choice, we were never(...)

British prime minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels last year. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The reaction to the British election in Brussels was one of wait-and-see and of puzzlement, with some element of schadenfreude over Theresa May’s pred(...)

 Commissioner  Gunther Oettinger said the EU was ready to begin Brexit talks but it would not  clear whether the British government would be able to join them round the table.

Talks on Britain’s withdrawal from the EU will begin when the new UK government is ready, Brussels’ chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday mor(...)

Enda Kenny, Manfred Weber and Martin Kamp at the EPP  meeting in Druids Glen, Wicklow on Friday. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

The leader of the European People’s Party Manfred Weber has said that Europe should be willing to change its laws and regulations to facilitate specia(...)

German MEP Manfred Weber said the EU27 want to “avoid any kind of hard Border between Ireland and Northern Ireland”. Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

The onus is on Britain to come up with a solution to avoiding border controls with the Republic as it “created the mess” that is Brexit, a prominent G(...)

By embracing Europe, Ireland made it a success story. The UK has always stayed at arm’s length in an almost Victorian romance instead of a passionate relationship.

When it comes to the Brexit negotiations, members of the European Parliament have an enormous responsibility: we will have to say either yes or no to (...)

Fine Gael MEP Mairead Mc Guinness has failed to clinch the nomination to become the European People’s Party (EPP) candidate for European Parliament president.   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness has failed to clinch the nomination to become the European People’s Party (EPP) candidate for European Parliament pr(...)

IItalian Socialist MEP Gianni Pittella and European Commission presidentJean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The head of the Socialist group in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella, formally entered the race to become the next European Parliament presiden(...)

Mairéad McGuinness: committed to an “EU27 approach” to the forthcoming Brexit negotiations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The announcement by European Parliament president Martin Schulz that he will not run for a third term has given a huge boost to Mairéad McGuinness’s (...)

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