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French president Emmanuel Macron  and his wife Brigitte Macron: he has never favoured the spitzenkandidat system. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson

On Monday night, over a hastily convened dinner in Paris, the French and Spanish leaders, Emmanuel Macron and Pedro Sánchez, plotted how they would fa(...)

 Italian deputy premier and interior minister Matteo Salvini: Exit polls indicated that Mr Salvini had taken his League party’s seat tally from five to 15. Photograph:  EPA/MAURIZIO BRAMBATTI

Far-right parties are poised to be a disruptive influence in the next European Parliament after elections that stemmed, but did not halt, the rise of (...)

Italy’s deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, greets supporters during a major rally of European nationalist and far-right parties. Photograph: Alessandro Garofalo/File Photo/Reuters

Voters go to the polls across the EU from Thursday for elections to the European Parliament that reflect a continent largely politically in step, deba(...)

With the V8 in full roar, the screech of tyres laying down a layer of rubber on the road, and smoke rising from the rear, it’s a wonderful way  to wake up your neighbours

Never underestimate the power of nostalgia. At a time of uncertainty, there is no surer way to sales success. Just ask Donald Trump or Nigel Farage. H(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk speaking at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday. Photograph: Jean-Francois Badias/AP

European Council president Donald Tusk has urged the UK to use the the breathing space of its Brexit extension wisely, and said the EU remained willin(...)

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn at the inauguration of a square named after Jo Cox, a British Labour MP who was killed in 2016, in Brussels, Belgium.  Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The British Labour Party remains wholeheartedly committed to ensuring that there “is no hard Border between the Republic of Ireland and the North of I(...)

For a backdrop, ‘Newsnight’ superimposed Corbyn on to an image of the Kremlin washed by a sinister red sunrise.

I’m going to form a band called Jeremy Corbyn’s Hat. I’m not really. But such a jape would be worthwhile. For a week or two in early 2018 – I’m imagin(...)

Theresa May outside 10 Downing Street. ‘Her 12-point Brexit strategy will not survive its first contact with the enemy.’ Photograph: Reuters/Neil Hall

The best description of our new politics is that the truth is whatever leaders like Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin want it to be. Stuck in old fashi(...)

Beyond the new horizon there are several possible positives to be gleaned from Donald Trump’s victory. Photographs: Getty Images

Politics is a rough trade, practised by seasoned professionals not known for thin-skinned sensibility. But the election of Donald Trump was greeted wi(...)

Draft decisions of the EU Council and Commission proposed by President of the Council Donald Tusk on Tuesday in response to UK demands for a reframing(...)

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