Matteo Salvini

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French president Emmanuel Macron and US president Donald Trump embrace at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer on Thursday. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

President Emmanuel Macron issued a thinly-veiled rebuke to Donald Trump at D-Day commemorations in Normandy on Thursday, saying leaders “owe it to tho(...)

Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders, whose Freedom Party ended up in tenth place in the recent Euro elections.  His party ended up an excruciating two places behind Party for the Animals. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

As he cosied up to Marine Le Pen and Matteo Salvini at a rally in Milan just days before the EU elections last month, one wonders if Dutch far-right l(...)

 British environment secretary Michael Gove out for a run in London. He told Conservatives he would seek to negotiate a “full stop” to the backstop through alternative arrangements to keep the Irish Border open. Photograph: EPA

Michael Gove has told Conservative MPs that he would consider seeking a further delay to Brexit beyond October 31st if Britain and the EU were close t(...)

Italian deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini, who wants “a fiscal shock” to bring life back to Italy’s economy. Photograph: EPA

Brussels has warned Italy that it is in breach of EU budget rules, reigniting a row with the country’s anti-establishment government and kicking off a(...)

‘The long term consequences of Britain’s Brexit disaster will be more than just economic or political - they will be existential, defining what it means to be British for generations of people.’ Photograph: iStock

Walking through Warsaw on Polish Independence Day, for a moment I thought I’d boarded the wrong flight and stumbled upon an English Defence League ral(...)

Pope Francis  addresses reporters during a press conference in flight aboard an aircraft taking him back from Sibiu, Romania, to Rome, on Sunday. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AFP/Getty

Pope Francis made an impassioned plea for Europe to stick together and revive the ideals of its founders on Sunday, saying ideologies and fear-mongeri(...)

Italian deputy prime minister and leader of far-right League party Matteo Salvini: League party took  34 per cent of the vote and swept past its coalition partner and rival, the Five Star movement. Photograph: Alessandro Garofalo

The “squeezed middle” has become popular among political scientists and sociologists as a way of characterising the plight of the middle class in a ti(...)

Pope Francis blessing children during a meeting with members of the Roma community in Blaj, Romania. Photograph: Vatican Media handout/AFP/Getty

Pope Francis has asked forgiveness in the name of the Catholic Church for the mistreatment of the Roma people, a move likely to increase tensions wit(...)

French far-right National Rally (Rassemblement National) party leader Marine Le Pen: has ditched the idea of scrapping the euro and exiting the EU. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Its gains may have been more modest than expected in the European elections last week, and liberal optimists believe its support may have peaked. But (...)

 Italian deputy premier and interior minister Matteo Salvini  at a campaign rally in Putignano, near Bari, southern Italy. Salvini is attempting to expand Italy’s budget. Photograph: Annamaria Loconsole/EPA

Matteo Salvini has reignited Rome’s battle with Brussels over his public spending plans, and while financial markets are unimpressed, many internation(...)

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