Viktor Orban at  national day celebrations in Budapest. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/Reuters

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban claimed on Friday that liberal values and immigration could destroy Europe, as he struck a defiant note in the f(...)

Israeli foreign minister Yisrael Katz: Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki condemned ‘racist, unreasonable and unacceptable remarks’ by Mr Katz. Photograph: Sebastian Scheiner/AFP/Getty Images

Poland has pulled out of a summit planned for Jerusalem on Tuesday, in an escalating diplomatic row over Israeli accusations of Polish complicity in t(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: has corrected what he meant by the Poles having co-operated with the Nazis. Photograph:  Jack Guez

Poland says it will attend next week’s Visegrad summit in Jerusalem, ending a diplomatic crisis with Israel sparked by comments from Israeli prime min(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during an interview in Davos. “We should never forget that Brexit is a problem that was created by Britain.” Photograph: Francis MacGuire/Reuters

Footwear is important in Davos. You may be wearing a €1,000 suit but unless you want to end up on your backside on the snowy pavements you’d better br(...)

Leo Varadkar participating in Thursday’s Davos panel discussion. Photograph: EPA

The Republic is “forever closing loopholes” in our tax system, Leo Varadkar told a panel of European leaders at Davos on Thursday. Mr Varadkar defende(...)

 Police secure the scene of a fire at an escape room in Koszalin, Poland. Photograph: Marcin Bielecki/EPA

Polish officials have shut down 13 escape room sites over safety issues after five teenage girls were killed in a fire at one such venue. The girls d(...)

 Amber Rudd speaks to the media outside the House of Commons. File photograph: Andy Rain/ EPA

There is a “plausible argument” for the public to be asked to vote again on Brexit if MPs remain deadlocked, a British cabinet minister has said. Amb(...)

Migrant children protest in the vicinity of Maljevac border crossing with neighbouring Croatia, near the northern Bosnian town of Velika Kladusa, on October 24th.  Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Poland and the Czech Republic are set to join Hungary and Austria in pulling out of a United Nations pact on migration, as populist central European (...)

Protesters gather in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw during a rally  against  Supreme Court legislation in  July  2017. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

“Et nos servi autem legum et liberi esse possimus” (“We are slaves of the law so that we may be free”) Cicero’s injunction saw in the rule of law t(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: his joint declaration with Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki is deemed by Yad Vashem to be highly problematic. Photograph: Gali Tibbon/Pool

Yad Vashem, Israel’s highly-respected Holocaust memorial centre, has issued a strong condemnation of a joint statement issued by the prime ministers o(...)

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