President of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen holds a news conference on the European Union response to the coronavirus  crisis at the EU headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: .John Thys/Reuters

The European Commission has published guidelines on how to ease out of lockdown restrictions imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus in a bid to co-(...)

The US now has more confirmed cases than any other country – more than 335,000. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

Italy recorded its lowest number of new coronavirus deaths in three weeks on Sunday, saying 431 people died in the past day to bring its total to 19,8(...)

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has called on EU states to remove drug export bans. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Pool via AP

The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has urged European Union states to lift export bans on medicines to avoid causing shortages(...)

Queuing outside a shop in Sceaux, south of Paris, on the 23rd day of a strict lockdown in France. Photograph: Thomas Coex / AFP

The head of the European Union’s top science agency walked out of his post and burned the bridge behind him with a caustic resignation statement that (...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen: the commission  temporarily suspended the EU’s fiscal rules to allow countries to spend what they need to face these exceptional circumstances. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/AP

Faced with one of the greatest tragedies we have confronted in decades, Europe has no choice but to show unity and solidarity. The nature and scale of(...)

Hungarian parliament votes through a law granting the government special powers ostensibly to combat coronavirus crisis. Photograph: MTI Zoltan Mathe/Pool via Reuters

How should Europe respond to the imposition of indefinite rule in Hungary by the decree of its firebrand nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orban? Cr(...)

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrives to attend the plenary session of the Parliament ahead of a vote to grant the government special powers to combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis in Budapest, Hungary, March 30, 2020. MTI Zoltan Mathe/Pool via REUTERS

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen did not mention Hungary by name, but her target was clear. A day after Viktor Orban’s parliament pa(...)

President of European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen. Photograph: AFP via Getty

The European Commission wants the power to tap international markets to raise €100 billion in loans to help Italy, Spain and other countries worst aff(...)

Farming, food production and distribution industries in the EU are heavily reliant on cross-border labour. File photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

The European Commission has urged member states to allow vital workers to cross borders as restrictions on travel threaten to leave harvests unpicked (...)

 A quiet Wicklow Street in Dublin city centre on Thursday, closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Euro zone leaders failed to reach agreement on Thursday night on additional borrowing tools to help countries finance their response to the coronaviru(...)

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