Xavier Bettel

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Slovenian prime minister Janez Jansa, president of the European Council Charles Michel and German chancellor Olaf Scholz prior at a European Union summit in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/Pool/AFP via Getty

The European Union is to move towards joint procurement of Covid-19 medicines, in a potential repeat of the system used to secure vaccine supplies for(...)

The EU’s existing vaccine contracts include agreements that manufacturers would update vaccines if needed. Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

The European Union’s vaccine acquisition team is co-ordinating with pharmaceutical companies to secure supplies of a potential “Omicron-specific” vacc(...)

Poland’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki arriving at the EU summit in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

European Union leaders attempted to talk Poland down from an audacious challenge to the EU’s legal order at a tense summit in Brussels on Thursday tha(...)

Luxembourg’s prime minister Xavier Bettel is expected to remain in hospital for up to four more days. Photograph: Olivier Matthys/Pool/AFP

Luxembourg’s prime minister Xavier Bettel is in a “serious, but stable” condition in hospital with Covid-19 a week since first being diagnosed with th(...)

Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban:   His repressive government has toyed with the red lines of other EU member states for many years. Photograph:  Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu/Bloomberg

Personal testimony about the struggle to come out as gay in a society in which it is stigmatised was at the heart of disgusted reaction by European Un(...)

Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, in Brussels on Thursday.  Photograph: Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu/Bloomberg

European Union leaders furiously confronted Hungary’s far-right leader Viktor Orban over a discriminatory law aimed at LGBTI people at a council of th(...)

Dubliner Tracey Darlington, who lives in Luxembourg, with her dog.

I grew up in Dublin and moved to Luxembourg with my husband, Keith, 20 years ago. We both work in the financial sector and initially planned to stay a(...)

Luxembourg’s prime minister, Xavier Bettel, gestures to an empty podium as he speaks to the press after Boris Johnson  ducked out of a planned news conference pn September 16th. Photograph: Kilian Fichou/AFP/Getty Images

When two of its panellists failed to show up, Have I Got News For You famously substituted a tub of lard for the former Labour minister Roy Hattersley(...)

Invisible man: Boris Johnson fails to join Luxembourg prime minister Xavier Bettel for a joint press conference. Bettel gestures to an empty podium. Photograph: Joshua Sammer/Getty

Image of the week: Empty podium It wasn’t the best of trips to Luxembourg this week for Boris Johnson, who failed to show up at a press conference on(...)

Luxembourg’s prime minister Xavier Bettel gestures during a news conference after his meeting with British prime minister Boris Johnson in Luxembourg. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

By the time Boris Johnson finally appeared before the assembled journalists, only then to retreat rapidly into an official car, we had been treated to(...)

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