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People wave Catalan independence flags at a demonstration in Barcelona on Saturday. Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images

If the EU tries to stop its constituent economies going global, I surmise from working trips to Milan and Amsterdam that it is terrible at it. These c(...)

Jean-Luc Melenchon, leader of the far-left France Unbowed, who wants the European  flag replaced with the flag of the United Nations. Photograph: Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the leader of the far-left France Unbowed, says the blue and gold European flag is a “sectarian emblem” symbolising the EU’s Chris(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron gives a statement at the Élysée Palace in Paris, France. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/EPA

When French presidents talk about Europe, their message often makes more sense if you substitute every reference to “European Union” with “France”. (...)

‘Varadkar has decided that the time has come to take  on Sinn Féin.’ File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

When the Taoiseach accused Mary Lou McDonald of resembling Marine Le Pen because she always returns to a script, it may not have been the finest hour (...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has compared Ms McDonald to Marine Le Pen. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has compared Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald to French far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a heated Dáil row over budge(...)

French senators attending a session in the Palais du Luxembourg in Paris. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron failed to repeat a landslide in French senatorial elections on Sunday, his centrist party winning less than 8 per cen(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron signs documents to promulgate a new labour bill at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/AFP/Getty Images

President Emmanuel Macron on Friday signed decrees reforming the French labour code, live in front of television cameras, after a cabinet meeting. He(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron shake hands after a meeting of EU leaders in Berlin. Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

Marion Van Renterghem, the French biographer of Chancellor Angela Merkel and an award-winning journalist, recalls the relief and joy in Berlin when E(...)

 An astounding number of voters have been asked for their vote personally by the candidates, election studies show, and moreover, asking more voters for their vote increases a candidate’s chances of being elected. Photograph: Alan Betson

Politics is increasingly unpredictable, electoral politics especially so. Most recent elections have produced surprise results. Opinion polls provide (...)

Workers demonstrate in Marseille, southern France, against changes to labour laws. Photograph: AP Photo/Claude Paris

It has taken decades to hone the ritual of the French street demonstration. Colourful crowds shout slogans, watched by lines of surly CRS riot police.(...)

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