How Brexit will affect the use of English in the European institutions is a live question in Brussels. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

It seems somehow fitting, after a 47-year relationship defined by mutual incomprehension, that the EU’s final words to the UK as it departed the union(...)

Ursula von der Leyen reacts after the European Parliament voted in favour of her as the new European Commission president. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

Newly-elected European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen would back a further Brexit extension beyond October 31st, she told MEPs in Strasbour(...)

 Brexit Party MEPs turn their backs during the European anthem ahead of the inaugural session at the European Parliament. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

Nigel Farage and his Brexit Party MEPs turned their backs during the playing of the European anthem at a ceremony to mark the opening of the European (...)

Grimbsy Fish Market: in the move to processing, 95 per cent of fish arrives by vehicle, a far cry from the past captured in a 1907 image. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Topical Press

The sound of seagulls drifts through the air in the quiet coastal town of Grimsby. Perched on the southern bank of the Humber peninsula looking out(...)

Ukip MEP: “Of course I’m campaigning,” she snapped. “I live in England, darling. I only turn up here to vote. I vote no, and then I go back home.” Photograph: Getty Images

As the British referendum campaign intensified this week, things also stepped up a gear in Strasbourg at the final European Parliament plenary session(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker jokes with UKip leader Nigel Farage  in Strasbourg on Wednesday. Photograph: Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images

As Britain’s prime minister David Cameron faced mounting criticism from within his own party about his draft reform agreement with the European Union,(...)