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The Council of Europe’s founding members were all western European states with broadly similar values, but with the fall of the Iron Curtain it rapidly expanded eastwards to take in a swathe of ex-Soviet bloc states in transition to democracy. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

A defining moment in this era of constant tension between Europe and Russia played out this week in an unlikely setting. In the vast, cavernous chambe(...)

 Tourists protect themselves from the sun in Los Naranjos courtyard of the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, Spain on Thursday. Photograph: EPA/Salas

France registered its highest temperature since records began on Friday as a sweltering heatwave engulfed much of southern and central Europe, weather(...)

The man denies being involved in groups including al-Qaeda and claims he is at risk of being tortured at secret facilities in Algeria due to his political views.

The European Court of Human Rights has asked the Irish Government not to deport an Algerian man with alleged links to Islamic terrorism until it has c(...)

Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders, whose Freedom Party ended up in tenth place in the recent Euro elections.  His party ended up an excruciating two places behind Party for the Animals. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

As he cosied up to Marine Le Pen and Matteo Salvini at a rally in Milan just days before the EU elections last month, one wonders if Dutch far-right l(...)

Fianna Fáil’s  Barry Andrews speaking to media during the European count in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Collins

The fourth MEP elected in Dublin, and the fifth in the Ireland South constituency, will have no formal or informal position, no salary, expenses or fa(...)

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. “(...)

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