Forza Italia party leader and former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi: clearly running the party’s show. Photograph: Matteo Bazzi/EPA

The tide of populist and Eurosceptical politics that has swept Europe over the last couple of years does not appear to be ebbing. The electoral succe(...)

Irexit would restore a measure of control over the development of our resources and the autonomy to develop them. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

We need to talk about Irexit. Seriously. If you put your head around the door of any of the innumerable meeting rooms in which all things Brexit are b(...)

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron gestures as he speaks during a victory celebration outside the Louvre museum in Paris, France, Sunday, May 7, 2017. Speaking to thousands of supporters from the Louvre Museum’s courtyard, Macron said that France is facing an “immense task” to rebuild European unity, fix the economy and ensure security against extremist threats. (Photograph: Thibault Camus/AP)

This has been the first genuinely good day for the eurozone since the outbreak of the financial crisis in late 2009. The landslide victory of Emmanuel(...)

Ireland should make every effort to play its role in the continued evolution of the EU and ensure that the outcomes of negotiations about the future of Europe are in the best interests of Ireland, our people and our economy

“Perhaps the confluence of Brexit and the long-term loss of a business model will persuade Ireland to follow the UK out of the EU,” suggested Wolfgang(...)

 Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) speaks as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump listens during the town hall debate at Washington University on October 9th, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. This is the second of three presidential debates scheduled prior to the November 8th election. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

1. US presidential debate: Trump seeks to defend groping women remarks with ferocious attack on Clintons The gloves came off in the second US preside(...)

Traders from BGC, a global brokerage company in London, react as European stock markets open early on the day after Britain voted to leave the EU

Over the past three decades I have observed British negotiating tactics in Europe fail and succeed. One of the biggest failures was John Major’s “hard(...)

 Italian Premier Matteo Renzi’s referendum onconstitutional reforms is a gamble which is no less risky than David Cameron did.

The UK’s vote to leave the EU will not only break the ties between the UK and the bloc, and probably between Scotland and England - it has the potenti(...)

Yanis Varoufakis: we followed with amazement how the Greek finance minister staged a grand European tour like a rock star. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

The first two weeks after Syriza’s victory in the Greek elections had the effect I feared. A sceptical northern European public was converted into a h(...)

Hordes of anti-European parties are preparing to march on the gates of Brussels. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

The euro crisis is not over, but one important shift has taken place. The policy debate has concluded. The decision not to set up a common backstop fo(...)