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European Commission secretary general Martin Selmayr: “You cannot run the European Commission like a Montessori school,” he once said. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Martin Selmayr, the most controversial, powerful and shortlived head of the European Commission’s civil service who one critic said should be sent to (...)

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker says UK’s membership of the EU was based on ‘business, not values’. Photograph: EPA

European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker has said the UK has never been “comfortable” in the EU and pointedly refused to say he shares the ho(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: took call from European Commission president Jean Claude  Juncker on the final wording of the unilateral declaration. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

The idea of Britain making a unilateral statement that it believed it could decide on its own to leave the backstop, the insurance policy to avoid a h(...)

British prime minster Theresa May and President of European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. The EU and UK will map out what technological solutions could be used to keep the Irish border open after Brexit. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty

The EU and UK will map out how they will examine if technological solutions can be used to keep the Irish border open in the future, under plans being(...)

Theresa May: “We will be working expeditiously over the coming days to seek those further assurances that I believe MPs will need.” Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Theresa May sought to put a brave face on the outcome of the summit as she left Brussels on Friday afternoon, telling reporters that the other EU lead(...)

Leo Varadkar arrives for the EU summit on Friday. Photograph: Geert Vanden/AP

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that there are “limitations” to any assistance to what the EU can offer the British Prime Minister Theresa May to help(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May will travel to Brussels this week ahead of the summit to meet European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

European affairs ministers will hear a first strongly supportive response from EU capitals to the Brexit withdrawal agreement when they meet in Brusse(...)

Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar and President of the European Council Jean-Claude Juncker:  “Ireland has to be part of the deal.” Photograph: Tom McLoughlin/EPA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar received reassurances from European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker that Irish issues will not be left until the end o(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  and President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, during his visit to the Government Buildings in  Dublin. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland will not be left isolated by other European Union countries in the negotiations on Britain’s withdrawal from the bloc, the president of the Eu(...)

President of the European Council Jean Claude Junker pictured with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Government buildings on Thursday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The ability of Britain to strike free trade deals with other countries once it leaves the EU will be damaged if it does not honour its commitments on (...)

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