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French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Trogneux wave to French President Francois Hollande  as he leaves after the handover ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Centrist Emmanuel Macron took power as president of France on Sunday in a sumptuous inauguration ceremony in the Elysee Palace presidential residence(...)

 Britain’s prime minister Theresa May with head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker at Downing Street, London, on April 26th. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

In a BBC film broadcast last week, the singer Carly Simon performed the previously unheard fourth verse of You’re So Vain. The song is about a narciss(...)

British prime minister Theresa May said the controversy over the leaks had proved that the upcoming negotiations would be ‘tough’.  Photograph: Oli Scarffoli/AFP/Getty

Theresa May has declared that Jean-Claude Juncker will be the next person to discover that she can be a “bloody difficult woman” as cabinet frustratio(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker is reportedly more pessimistic about reaching a  Brexit deal with the UK after a dinner with British prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: EPA

British prime minister Theresa May wants to negotiate with the EU in secret and thinks Britain should be able to opt in and out of parts of the single(...)

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

Brussels is starting systematically to shut out British groups from multibillion-euro contracts and urging companies to decamp to one of the 27 remain(...)

The emergence of an increasingly bellicose European Commission has borne out Jean-Claude Juncker’s pledge in 2014 that he would lead a more political commission. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The European Commission’s demand the Government recoups up to €13 billion in unpaid taxes from Apple may prove to be a watershed moment for Ireland’s (...)

Alexis Tsipras will be confronted by a ‘patriotic front’ of Syriza rebels. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Greek voters are likely to return to the polls next month for the third time this year following the decision by prime minister Alexis Tsipras to r(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives in Brussels for a Eurozone emergency summit on Greece. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that a deal on the Greek crisis is needed within the coming days but he played down the possibility of a definitive agre(...)

Finnish prime minister Jyrki Katainen: decision to step down to seek EU role took EU community by surprise. Photograph: Reuters/Mikko Stig/Lehtikuva

The race for the top jobs in the European Union intensified this week following the decision by Finnish prime minister Jyrki Katainen to step d(...)

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