Sebastian Kurz

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 The Austrian village of Ischgl has  many apres-ski bars. “They are a bit like discos for teenagers, but full of men in their 50s.”   Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

In the first week of March, Charlie Jackson had an argument with his wife. The 53-year-old recruitment agent from Pangbourne in Berkshire, southeast E(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel still l has a year to go in office but already the pangs of remorse are growing for the future of the EU without the experienced, drama-free German leader. Photograph: EPA/John Thys / Pool

After 90 hours of talks over four days in Brussels, Angela Merkel had no rest on her return to Berlin. First, her last-minute telephone diplomacy help(...)

French President Emmanuel Macron, center, leaves the European Council building early on Monday during an EU summit in Brussels. Photograph: Getty Images

European Union leaders were called on to achieve “mission impossible” and agree an unprecedented €1.8 trillion budget and pandemic recovery fund in ta(...)

Vehicles queue at the border crossing in Krusaa, Denmark, after the country reopened its borders to Germany on Monday. Photograph:  Claus Fisker/Ritzau Scanpix via AP

With huge traffic jams and a run on cheap cigarettes, border-free Europe was back in business on Monday, just in time for the summer holidays. Three (...)

 French president Emmanuel Macron: Germany and France have proposed a €500 billion fund for European economies hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: Francois Mori

A joint Franco-German plan for a recovery fund to dig Europe out of the economic crash caused by the coronavirus pandemic may constitute a breakthroug(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel listens during a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, who attends via video link, at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Kay Nietfeld/AFP via Getty Images

France and Germany have proposed creating a €500 billion recovery fund in a bid to break deadlock over how to dig the European Union out of the econom(...)

A customer  in a  book store  after the Austrian government loosened its lockdown restrictions. Photograph: Reuters

Governments across Europe are examining how to ease out of lockdowns imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus while minimising the risks of new outbr(...)

 Italian minister for economic development Stefano Patuanelli, Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte, Italian economy minister Roberto Gualtieri and Italian minister for education Lucia Azzolina attend a press conference at Chigi Palace in Rome. Photograph: EPA

Italy is likely to start relaxing its lockdown starting May 4th if the spread of the coronavirus continues to slow, il Corriere della Sera reports, ci(...)

Chancellor Angela Merkel i=says Germans will return to free lives as soon as the health situation allows. Photograph: Christian Marquardt/Pool

Chancellor Angela Merkel has said it would be “unwise” to lift Germany’s lockdown on Monday as some European countries began considering such a move, (...)

Passengers wearing face masks walk at Leonardo da Vinci airport near Rome. Photograph: Telenews/EPA

There is set to be a scramble to get out of Italy in the coming days after many airlines, including Ryanair and Aer Lingus, announced their intention (...)

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