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Jean-Claude Juncker is the favourite to be put forward for European Commission president, mainly because he has received the support of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party. Photograph: Getty

What is happening today? The European People’s Party (EPP), the umbrella-group for centre-right parties in the European Parliament, is meeting i(...)

British prime minister David Cameron. By declaring last year its intention to renegotiate its relationship with Brussels, Britain finds itself in a curious space both inside and on the periphery of EU policymaking. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

When some of Europe’s most powerful leaders gather in Dublin today to select their candidate to head the European Commission, one country will (...)

EU  representative for foreign affairs Catherine Ashton. She clarified that the EU was demanding that Russia move its troops back to its military bases

European leaders, including Taoiseach Enda Kenny, will convene in Brussels on Thursday fo(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore has summonsed the Russian ambassador to Ireland to talks tomorrow, amid concerns about developments in Crimea.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore has summonsed the Russian ambassador to Ireland to talks tomorrow, amid concerns about developments (...)

Nato secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen described the situation in Ukraine as “dangerous”. Photograph: EPA/Julien Warnand

European foreign ministers will consider imposing targeted asset freezes on Russia at an emergency mee(...)

Demonstrators ride atop an armored vehicle through a street near Independence Square in Kiev earlier this week. Photograph: Uriel Sinai/The New York Times

The events in Ukraine this week are changing Europe, potentially in ways that will last for a generation. The emerging European structure can b(...)

A man salutes during a memorial ceremony yesterday for those killed in recent violence in Kiev’s Independence Square. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Ukraine has urged regional officials and Russia not to foment separatism in a country battered by a bloody revolution and looming bankruptcy. (...)

Photos of people reported to have died during clashes in Kiev at a makeshift memorial in the Little Ukraine section of the Manhattan borough of New York. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Fugitive Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich, ousted after bloody street protests in which demonstrators were shot by police snipers, is wanted f(...)

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (left) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif deliver a press statement after a conference in Vienna today. Photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

In what officials described as a serious, workmanlike and conversational atmosphere, Iran and six world powers have agreed on a timetable and f(...)

Anti-government protesters sleep on the floor inside the Mikhailovsky Monastery, which has been converted into a makeshift hospital, in Kiev. Photograph:  Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

Ever since the European Union’s steady progress on an association agreement with Ukraine fell apart in November, the question of the EU’s respo(...)

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