Xavier Bettel

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Luxembourg’s prime minister Xavier Bettel, Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sánchez and Austria’s chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Photograph: Twitter

When you walk past the throngs of English-language students visiting Ireland this summer, you might be walking past tomorrow’s leaders of the free wor(...)

 Anti-Brexit demonstrators wave European Union flags from the top deck of a bus parked outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Thursday. Photograph: Daniel Leal-OLivas/AFP/Getty Images

It seems nothing is out of bounds as people contemplate life after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. Even health risks from below-standar(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk listens during a news conference following a summit of EU leaders in Brussels. Photograph: Bloomberg

The European Union has recalled its ambassador from Moscow after leaders on the continent threw their weight behind Theresa May’s stance over the Sali(...)

Michel Barnier (left) is known for his austere approach to life, while David Davis  likes to think of himself as “a charming bastard”.

The frozen streets of Helsinki lie silent as the mercury plunges to -16C. But inside the British embassy, the lights are burning. David Davis, the man(...)

European Council President Donald Tusk speaks during a press conference in Senningen. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty

The European Council has said that a future trading relationship between the EU and the UK can only be agreed if commitments already made by London ar(...)

Thousands of people protest in downtown Barcelona on Tuesday. Photograph: Alberto Estevez/EPA

The Spanish government is to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy and impose direct rule after the region’s president refused to abandon the push for independ(...)

The size of Britain’s exit bill, and which types of negotiations can begin before it has been agreed, has been a source of debate for weeks. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

The UK will quit talks on leaving the European Union unless the bloc drops its demands for a divorce payment as high as €100 billion, British Brexit s(...)

 The governor of the Central Bank Philip Lane. He said this week that Ireland would not be engaging in regulatory arbitrage

The Irish Government is set to contest Luxembourg’s claim on Thursday that it has a legal right to become the new base for the European Banking Autho(...)

Cllr Christian Holliday: launched a formal petition to make supporting EU membership an act of treason.

One of the more entertaining manifestations of Brexit is watching the Leavers move ever closer to a religious movement, as authoritarian, fanatical an(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and David Cameron in Brussels. The British prime minister says the UK wants to retain access to the single market.  Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

British prime minister David Cameron has told EU leaders that immigration was the main reason why voters rejected the European Union. In what is lik(...)

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