European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (right) with the British prime minister’s Europe adviser David Frost. Photograph:  EPA/Olivier Hoslet

It’s not true that the trade talks between Britain and the European Union have dragged on interminably. This is a false idea that has widely taken hol(...)

 Medical personnel transport a Covid-19 patient to a coronavirus facility area set up by the Italian army to lighten the workload for hospitals in  Milan. Photograph: EPA/MATTEO CORNER

Italian doctors have called for the government to impose a nationwide lockdown to prevent thousands more deaths after a surge in Covid-19 infections t(...)

The new tariffs on US imports into the EU will include 15 per cent on aircraft and 25 per cent on a range of agricultural and industrial products

The European Union will impose tariffs on up to €3.4 billion of imports from the United States from Tuesday in retaliation for similar penalties impos(...)

Currently, unanimous support by EU member states is required for sanctions in the case of rule of law breaches.  But under the proposed new system no single state would hold a veto. Photograph: Arterra/UIG via Getty Images

A deal that would unlock €1.8 billion in European Union budget and stimulus funds and prevent them going to states that stray from the rule of law cam(...)

Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier is set to update member states and the European Parliament this week following almost two weeks of intense negotiations with his British counterpart. Illustration: Getty Images

The European Commission is considering the next step in legal action against Britain for breaching the EU-UK withdrawal agreement, with little sign of(...)

An October 1st photograph of newly appointed foreign affairs minister Sophie Wilmès. Photograph: HATIM KAGHAT/Belga/AFP via Getty Images

Belgian foreign minister and deputy prime minister Sophie Wilmès (45) has been admitted to intensive care suffering from Covid-19 amid a surge in infe(...)

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier: ‘We are determined reach a fair deal with the UK. We will do everything we can, but not at any price.’ Photograph: Francisco Seco/Pool/AFP via Getty

Negotiations between the European Union and Britain are on a knife edge after Brussels declared it was up to London to compromise, and that a deal wou(...)

Health and border matters will be decided by national governments alone and member states have opted to continue to set their own divergent rules for incoming travellers. Photograph: Michael Reynolds

The member states of the European Union have edged towards co-ordinating their approach to cross-border travel in the pandemic, in a bid to avoid a re(...)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. File photo. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty

Different approaches taken by two of the biggest social media giants in recent days have highlighted the high stakes of managing problematic online co(...)

European high representative for foreign affairs and security policy and vice-president of the European Commission Josep Borrell: China is  “a competitor, a partner, an ally, a rival, everything at the same time”. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq

The European Union has expressed “grave concern” over a move by Beijing to tighten its grip on Hong Kong, as it struggles to find a middle way in a gl(...)

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