Sylvie Goulard

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Michel Barnier: he said his new role would be about “rebuilding” ties after Brexit marked the “unpicking of 45 years of co-operation”. Photograph: Getty Images

Ambassadors of the EU27 are expected on Friday morning to set in train the process to endorse a three-month Brexit extension to January 31st to allow (...)

European Council president Donald Tusk and French president Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée Palace in Paris on Monday. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

The Irish Government has been praised in Paris for its conduct throughout the Brexit saga. “Dublin in a position of strength,” said a headline in Le (...)

Sylvie Goulard is being investigated by the EU anti-fraud unit Olaf. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

A third nominee to the next European Commission has been rejected by MEPs. In an embarrassing rebuke to president-designate Ursula von der Leyen, who (...)

 EU Commission president-designate Ursula von der Leyen. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

MEPs have blocked two of the nominees for the next European Commission over inconsistencies in their personal financial declarations. The decision by(...)

President of the French National Assembly Richard Ferrand is the fourth-ranking official in the republic. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

The president of the French national assembly, Richard Ferrand, has been formally placed under investigation by three judges on suspicion of illegally(...)

Incoming European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen  with outgoing president Jean-Claude Juncker prior to a lunch meeting in Brussels. Photograph: Virginia Mayo

The incoming European Commission will be close to gender-balanced for the first time in its history. President-elect Ursula von der Leyen on Monday li(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron  speaks with foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian: Mr Macron has achieved his goal of splitting the conservatives. Photograph: Geoffroy van der Hasselt/AFP/Getty

French president Emmanuel Macron has been plunged into the first crisis of his administration, with the resignation of four of 16 cabinet ministers, a(...)

French centrist politician Francois Bayrou arriving at the Élysée Palace on Sunday. Bayrou has been named justice minister, the  fourth-ranking position in the French government. Photograph: Christophe Ena/AP

President Emmanuel Macron met most of the criteria he set for his French government, which was announced on Wednesday. It is small, with 22 ministers (...)

European Parliament building in Strasbourg: MEPs meet there one week every month. The arrangement costs the EU €114m a year and critics have called for it to be scrapped. Photograph: Pascal Bastien/New York Times

A proposal to move a major EU agency from London to Strasbourg as part of a deal to close the European Parliament’s base in the French city could thre(...)

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron and outgoing President Francois Hollande talk during a ceremony to mark the end of World War II at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Monday. Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/AP.

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron is preparing the groundwork for his transition to power, with plans for a visit to Germany, a name change for h(...)

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