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Chancellor Angela Merkel:  Germany’s result was a Eurocritical tremor compared to France’s earthquake. Photograph: Reuters

German chancellor Angela Merkel performed a political pirouette yesterday, conceding the time had come to stop ignoring Germany’s Eurocritical Alterna(...)

Chancellor and chairwoman of the German Christian Democrats, CDU, Angela Merkel, speaks during a press conference after the party’s weekly executive committee meeting in Berlin.

Germany’s Angela Merkel expressed regret that populist parties had done well in EU elections and said it was up to governments in countries like Franc(...)

Senior SPD figures including Martin Schulz (centre), a candidate to be the next president of the Euroeoan Commission, celebrate the celebrate the projectted EU election results in Berlin on Sunday.  Photograph: Kay Nietfeld/EPA

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) won Germany’s European elections yesterday but was on course to lose seven of the country’(...)

 A projection shows an estimation of seats in the European parliament on giant screen at EU parliament during elections evening in Brussels this evening.  Photograph: EPA

Exit polls show a surge in support for far right Eurosceptics in European Parliament elections. After four days of voting by an electorate with more t(...)

The leader of Britain’s United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), Nigel Farage (R), holds a pint as he stands with a supporter at the Hoy and Helmet pub in South Benfleet, southern England. Britain’s anti-EU party UKIP made strong gains in local elections in England, siphoning support from Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives as it capitalized on discontent about immigration and mainstream politics. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Britain’s Eurosceptic UK Independence Party made strong gains but their Dutch counterparts stumbled as more countries voted on Friday in European Parl(...)

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:  appealed to all sides to “recognise their responsibility”. Photograph: Toby Melville /Reuters

German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has urged those unhappy with the interim government in Kiev not to disrupt Ukraine’s presidential elec(...)

A man drops his ballot in a container at a home for the elderly during the European Parliament elections in Utrecht. Elections to the European Parliament are taking place on May 22-25 in all 28 EU member states. Photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

What are the European elections and what are we voting for? This weekend up to 380 million people will vote across Europe to elect their representati(...)

 A damaged CDU election poster with German Chancellor Merkel for the EU election campaign in Potsdam, Germany. Photograph: Ralf Hirschberger/EPA

Germany’s European election campaign has involved lots of political shadow boxing between its grand coalition partners rather than serious debate from(...)

Luxembourgian Jean-Claude Juncker (right), top candidate of European People’s Party, poses with life-size cutout figure of himself, as he’s welcomed by Youth of the European People’s Party in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

EU leaders including Taoiseach Enda Kenny will travel to Brussels next Tuesday to discuss the appointment of the next European Commission president, w(...)

In Dublin yesterday, German Green MEP Ska Keller said: “There are certainly political forces – conservatives – who would say certainly, economy first, nature comes later. But that is a completely wrong approach.” Photograph: Bernd Von Jutrczenka/EPA

German Green MEP Ska Keller dismisses outright the notion that environmental and ecological questions should take a back seat to the economy as Europe(...)

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