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Fine Gael is set to be the largest Irish party in the European Parliament, with an expected five MEPs out of a total of 13. Fine Gael won two seats i(...)

A view of the inside of the European Parliament hemicycle where journalists  attended the European elections results in the European Parliament in Brussels on Sunday. Photograph:  Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

In European politics, this is an age of fragmentation. A trend that has been underway in EU member states for almost a decade – the decline, and in so(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron: had upped the stakes by stressing the “existential risk” involved in the elections. Photograph: Kamil Zihnioglu

French president Emmanuel Macron’s defeat at the hands of Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National looked like a major setback on Sunday night. But in t(...)

The claim that the European Parliament is a talking shop is not only lazy - it is plain wrong. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

In the coming days, in the second largest democratic exercise in the world (after India’s election), voters across the European Union will select 751 (...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May delivers a keynote speech in central London. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May has said her “new Brexit deal” will include a requirement for MPs to vote on whether to hold another referendum. “(...)

 Donald Trump and Viktor Orban in the White House this week. The encounter was largely framed as a meeting of ideological allies but the agenda is likely to have been dominated by questions that put them at loggerheads. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Pool via Bloomberg

For more than 20 years, Viktor Orban was shut out of the White House. His last visit was in 1998, deep into Clinton’s second term, when the Hungarian (...)

European candidates for the Dublin constituency, from left:  Lynn Boylan MEP (Sinn Féin), Clare Daly TD (Independents4Change), Alex White (Labour), Ciarán Cuffe (Green Party), Barry Andrews (Fianna Fáil) during an election debate organised by the Association of European Journalists in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Dublin candidates from across the political spectrum in the European elections have flagged climate change as one of the key parliamentary issues for (...)

A pile of rubble inside Notre Dame Cathedral today after the devastating fire overnight. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron has given an address on television on the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, claiming the edifice will be reno(...)

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(...)

British prime minister Theresa May ahead of the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

European Union leaders have agreed to postpone Britain’s departure by almost two months until May 22nd if MPs at Westminster approve British prime min(...)

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