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European Parliament president David Sassoli at a news conference on Wednesday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/AP

Members of the European Parliament have vowed to challenge the €1.8 trillion budget and recovery fund agreed between European Union leaders this week,(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron gives the thumbs up at a round table meeting during the EU summit in Brussels. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/AP

French president Emmanuel Macron and his allies repeatedly used the word “historic” in describing the €750 billion recovery fund agreed by the EU Coun(...)

French President Emmanuel Macron, center, leaves the European Council building early on Monday during an EU summit in Brussels. Photograph: Getty Images

European Union leaders were called on to achieve “mission impossible” and agree an unprecedented €1.8 trillion budget and pandemic recovery fund in ta(...)

 French president Emmanuel Macron greets Swedish prime minister Stefan Lofven as he arrives for a meeting at the Élysée Palace in Paris on Thursday. Photograph: EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron, the most ardent defender of a European coronavirus recovery fund, is lobbying heads of state and government intensiv(...)

The budget is not just about money, but the shape of the EU in years to come

When EU leaders roll up in Brussels on Friday for their first face-to-face gathering in months their agenda will be wearily familiar – the EU 2021-27 (...)

Belgian support was key to Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe winning the Eurogroup presidency.  Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland is in line for a sweeter deal than expected after a €5 billion fund for the countries and sectors hit by Brexit was added to a draft plan for (...)

The Brexit Adjustment Reserve would be used “to counter unforeseen consequences in member states”

Ireland and other countries set to be badly hit by Brexit will have recourse to a €5 billion crisis fund under a new proposal aimed at breaking the de(...)

Andrew Wan, a pro-democracy lawmaker, is arrested by riot police during a protest in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photograph: Roy Liu/Bloomberg

Hong Kong police fired water cannon, tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray on Wednesday and arrested more than 300 demonstrators. At least nine o(...)

European Council president Charles Michel participates in a virtual summit with European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and Chinese president Xi Jinping in Brussels.

European Union chiefs bid to convince Beijing to bring about fairer treatment of foreign companies on Monday in the first formal talks since a cooling(...)

European Commission president Ursula von Der Leyen and European Council president Charles Michel. Photograph: EPA

European Union leaders plan to meet physically in Brussels for the first time in months in a bid to break deadlock over a recovery plan intended to co(...)

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