Michael Roth

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European Commission’s  Michel Barnier and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: not enough progress to reach a deal with London. Photograph:  Virginia Mayo

Several European Union member states including France are stepping up preparations for a no-deal Brexit as talks with Britain reach a decisive moment.(...)

German minister of state for Europe  Michael Roth: he has warned in an open letter that the UK’s controversial Bill “is casting a dark shadow over the ongoing negotiations”. Photograph: Aris Oikonomou/Getty

Britain’s Internal Market Bill would “massively violate” the UK-EU withdrawal agreement signed last year, Germany’s Europe minister has warned in an o(...)

 People place flowers and candles at a makeshift memorial for the racist terror attacks in Hanau on Thursday. Photograph: Armando Babani/EPA

Germany faced calls to toughen gun ownership laws and step up efforts to track far-right sympathisers after the suspect in one of its worst mass shoot(...)

British prime minister Theresa May embraces chancellor Angela Merkel  in Berlin on Tuesday. Photograph:  Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

With amusement, impatience, and a nod to the surreal repetition of “Groundhog Day”, British prime minister Theresa May met chancellor Angela Merkel in(...)

Then Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski (left) with his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban in Skopje in 2011. Photograph: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters

International criticism of Hungary is mounting over its reported decision to grant asylum to Macedonia’s former prime minister Nikola Gruevski, who f(...)

 EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.  Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images.

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier is open to extending Britain’s Brexit transition period by another year, according to reports. Mr Barnier has said(...)

Frans Timmermans (left) talks with Luxemburg’s minister for foreign affairs, Jean Asselborn, and Spain’s minister of foreign affairs, Josep Borrell, in Luxembourg on Tuesday. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Poland had hoped that cosmetic changes to its controversial new judicial legislation might suffice to placate fellow EU member states concerned about (...)

Sven Mikser, the Estonian minister chairing a meeting of ministers preparing for the leaders’ summit, said he was confident that Brexit talks would now progress into their next phase.

EU countries have toughened their stance on Brexit, making clear that talks on a future EU-UK relationship will not begin until March and insisting Br(...)

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron and outgoing President Francois Hollande talk during a ceremony to mark the end of World War II at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Monday. Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/AP.

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron is preparing the groundwork for his transition to power, with plans for a visit to Germany, a name change for h(...)

Macedonia announced it was considering building a Hungarian-style border fence to stem a rising influx of migrants from the south. Photograph: Robert Atanasavoski/AFP/Getty Images

Austrian rail company OeBB said on Thursday that train services between Austria and Hungary will be suspended at least for the rest of Thursday becaus(...)

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