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European Parliament in Strasbourg:  the dominant dividing line could be between politicians who want common EU-level solutions and those who favour safeguarding national sovereignty. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Four in 10 French voters say they have no interest in May’s European elections, a recent poll reports. The apathy vote is up more than a sixth since M(...)

Olli Kotro, Joerg Meuthen and Matteo Salvini, Italian deputy prime minister, during an international meeting of European right-wing parties, in Milan, on Monday. Photograph: Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA

With lofty rhetoric and classic populist messaging, Italy’s Matteo Salvini launched what he called “a vision of Europe for the next 50 years” in Milan(...)

Italian deputy premier  Matteo Salvini will host a gathering of European far-right parties in Milan next week. Photograph: Claudio Peri/ EPA

Matteo Salvini, Italy’s deputy prime minister and leader of its far-right League party, will host a gathering of European far-right parties in Milan n(...)

London, which is in England, which is part of the United Kingdom. “So what is Britain, then?” the American woman said, audibly exasperated. I wanted to tell her she isn’t the only one. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

“Wait a minute. So we’re in England now?” the woman in the cafe in Temple Bar was asking. “No, we’re in Ireland, ” said one of the men sitting opposi(...)

John Cronin, president of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce and Jane Howard, Ulster Bank’s CEO, pictured with Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Ireland needs to “sit tight and be patient” with events in London, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said in Dublin on Wednesday(...)

Manfred Weber has said few European countries want the UK to hold European Parliament elections if Brexit is subject to a long delay. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

The German politician who is the favourite to become the next European Commission president has said few European countries want the UK to hold Europe(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (left) with other EU leaders at the European Council summit in Brussels. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

Everything revolves around the leaders. The 28 heads of government who comprise the European Union’s highest decision-making body, the European Counci(...)

The EPP, in its statement, cites a number of admirable “European values” to which it insists it will now require Fidesz to demonstrate its commitment. Anyone who thinks Fidesz leader Viktor Orbán will ever promote these values has not been listening to a word he has said over the last 10 years. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Wednesday’s decision by the European People’s Party (EPP) to suspend its Hungarian component, Fidesz, has been presented as a reassertion of the essen(...)

Hungary’s prime minister Victor Orban estures as he addresses a press conference at the end of a European People’s Party meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels on March 20th. Photograph: by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has hailed his party’s “agreed suspension” from the biggest bloc in the European Parliament as a triumphant comp(...)

 Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán gives a press conference at the end of the European People’s Party  assembly at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, on Wednesday. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party has been suspended from its powerful conservative alliance in the EU after other parties in the centre-right group turne(...)

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