Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson is to  meet European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen.  Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

British and European Union negotiators enter a crucial round of talks on Monday as a House of Lords committee warns that uncertainty about how future (...)

If Phil Hogan applied and was successful in becoming WTO director general, it would mean the next government would have to choose a replacement commissioner. Photograph: Eric Luke

European commissioner and former minister for the environment Phil Hogan is considering applying to be director general of the World Trade Organisatio(...)

European Council president Charles Michel  during following an EU-Japan videoconference summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, on Tuesday. Photograph:  Francisco Seco/AFP via Getty Images

Little noticed perhaps this week was a meeting between the Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and the leaders of the European Union. It took place as (...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte: ‘Countries that are bailed out will have to say what they will do to make sure this situation does not arise again.’ Photograph: EPA

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte has warned that countries that are bailed out under the EU Commission’s proposed €750 billion Covid-19 recovery progra(...)

The European Commission will propose a stimulus package of as much as €750 billion in an unprecedented push to overcome the deepest recession in living memory. Photograph: Laura Hutton/RollingNews.ie

The European Commission is to propose a €750 billion fund to counter the economic damage of the coronavirus pandemic that would be raised by joint bor(...)

Chinese President Xi Jinping and French president Emmanuel Macron outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in November 2019 in Beijing. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

The preoccupation of Japanese and EU leaders at their video summit yesterday was inevitably co-operation on the pandemic and its aftermath. But both s(...)

The European Commission will set out its proposal on Wednesday for an economic recovery package to rescue the bloc from a pandemic downturn expected to be the worst in a century. Photograph:  Daniel Roland / AFP via Getty Images

The European Commission will set out its proposal on Wednesday for an economic recovery package to rescue the bloc from a pandemic downturn expected t(...)

Brussels faces an entrenched split over ways to finance Europe’s economic recovery after a group of four northern member states rejected a Franco-German plan to issue EU debt to provide grants for Covid-19-stricken countries.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Brussels faces an entrenched split over ways to finance Europe’s economic recovery after a group of four northern member states rejected a Franco-Germ(...)

Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel announce their historic €500bn EU recovery plan at a videoconference on May 18th.  Photograph: Kay Nietfeld via Getty Images

When German chancellor Angela Merkel announced one of the biggest U-turns of her career this week, the declaration was both emphatic and unexpected. (...)

 French president Emmanuel Macron: Germany and France have proposed a €500 billion fund for European economies hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: Francois Mori

A joint Franco-German plan for a recovery fund to dig Europe out of the economic crash caused by the coronavirus pandemic may constitute a breakthroug(...)

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