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Fintan O’Toole: What’s happening across much of the western world right now is that we have whole movements (metaphorically) of 15-year-old adolescent boys. Trump, UKIP and much of the new populist right across Europe have the ludicrous, idiotic swagger of the hormonally deranged schoolboy.

In the world we used to inhabit it would be crucial to know whether Donald Trump really is a serial harasser and attacker of women. But in the worl(...)

UK Independence Party MEP Steven Woolfe lying on a walk-way inside the European Parliament building in Strasbourg on Thursday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A European Parliament inquiry is to take place into an altercation between two Ukip MEPs in Strasbourg on Thursday which left one of them, Steven Wool(...)

Up to 300,000 European residents avail of some form of the railway ticket every year.

The EU is considering offering every 18-year-old the chance to travel across the continent by train for free under the InterRail scheme. Up to 300,00(...)

Humorous energy: Samomé Richard  in Baden Baden

This agreeable debut feature from Rachel Lang seeks to make a virtue of its own lack of direction. For the most part, it satisfies that ambition. Set(...)

EU leaders gather for an  EU summit at Bratislava castle: while the  meeting marks the start of the conversation about Europe, there have been calls for consideration of a multitiered EU, built around a core who want to integrate further and a looser constellation. Photograph: Ronald Zak/AP

Perched dramatically on the hill above the Slovak capital of Bratislava stands Bratislava castle, once the royal seat of the Hungarian empire. The lo(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk speaks to journalists as he arrives in Bratislava on Thursday for the summit of  EU leaders taking place on Friday. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

Leaders of European Union member states gather in Slovakia on Friday for their first summit since Britain’s decision to leave the European Union in J(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker arrives to speak to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday. The European Commission president called for EU unity in the face of Brexit. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union is a “wake-up call” for the bloc but will not threaten its existence, European Commission president Je(...)

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivers his annual “State of the Union” address to the European Parliament  in Strasbourg on Thursday. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union is a “wake-up call” for Europe but will not threaten the existence of the European Union, European Comm(...)

Sir Julian King: as one of 28 commissioners, the Europhile will play a key role in future Brexit talks. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Britain’s nominee to become the next British EU commissioner will be questioned by MEPs in Strasbourg today ahead of a Thursday vote on his candidatu(...)

New plans for further cross-border harmonisation of tax rules across the EU are to be discussed by European finance ministers. File photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

New plans for further cross-border harmonisation of tax rules across the European Union are to be discussed by European finance ministers at a two-day(...)

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