TTIP is not a classic free trade agreement. It is largely about investment and the reduction of regulatory barriers

The British electorate rebelled against membership of the EU. The Italians may rebel against constitutional reforms in a referendum in November. The G(...)

A ceremony at   Lyon Cathedral in memory of Fr Jacques Hamel who  was born in 1930,  ordained in 1958 and celebrated his golden jubilee – 50 years of service – in 2008. Photograph: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty Images

L’Innomable – The Unnameable. Monsignor Dominique Lebrun, the Archbishop of Rouen, described the latest atrocity in Islamic State’s war on France with(...)

Michel Rocard: French president François  Hollande called him “a great figure of the republic and the left”. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

Former prime minister Michel Rocard will be remembered as he wished, with a national ceremony at Les Invalides, presided over by President François Ho(...)

Irelan’d MEPs might soon have the opportunity to conduct their parliamentary business through Irish as a result of Brexit.  Photograph: Getty Images

Irish MEPs might have to brush up on their Irish language skills after it was claimed that English would no longer retain its status as a working lang(...)

 François Hollande  during the opening of the international anti-corruption practitioner conference at the OECD in Paris  yesterday. Photograph: Francois Guillot/Reuters

France’s first socialist government was elected in May 1936, against a backdrop of economic crisis, the rise of populist nationalism in France and fas(...)

‘Flamby’ no more: France’s president, Francois Hollande,  in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Ian Langdson/EPA

France’s president, François Hollande, is not in the habit of bragging, but he’s likely to be unusually cheerful in his annual televised interview mar(...)

A lawyer throws a civil code book as justice officials demonstrate to protest against the new ‘loi Macron’ in Paris. The economy minister, Emmanuel Macron, has made proposals that aim to free up France’s notoriously inflexible labour rules and regulations. Photograph: AP Photo/Francois Mori

French economy minister Emmanuel Macron’s “Law on Growth and Activity,” which was presented in cabinet on December 10th, deals with so many elements o(...)

AfD top candidate Bernd Lucke addressing the media – formed less than six months ago, the Eurosceptic party polled an impressive 4.8 per cent. Phtograph: Reuters

All eyes were on Berlin this week as Europe awaited the outcome of what is widely regarded as the most significant European political event this year.(...)

Former Societe Generale trader Jerome Kerviel is hugged by Jean-Luc Melenchon, the leader of the French far-left Parti de Gauche. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Jérôme Kerviel, the rogue trader who was condemned to five years in prison and who must pay €4.9 billion in damages, suffered a further setback yester(...)

Jean-Luc Melenchon said the right and extreme-right have taken over street protest in France. Photograph: Reuters/Marc Zirnhel

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the MEP and founder of the parti de gauche (party of the left), chose t(...)

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