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The leader of ultra-right wing Golden Dawn party Nikos Michaloliakos is escorted by masked police officers to the prosecutor from the police headquarters in Athens in 2013. File photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP via Getty

The neo-Nazi leaders of Golden Dawn have been sentenced to 13 years in prison by a court in Athens, at the end of a historic hearing likened to the Nu(...)

A dessert in the shape of the Covid-19 virus in a cafe in Prague. Photograph: Michal Cizek / AFP via Getty

Czech primary schools, pubs and restaurants will close from Wednesday as part of emergency measures introduced by an embattled government that says it(...)

 Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban:  The European Commission is seeking to bring Hungary to book for repeated breaches of EU legal standards. Photograph: Johanna Geron/Reuters

‘The conditions introduced by Hungary to enable foreign higher education institutions to carry out their activities in its territory are incompatible (...)

Health and border matters will be decided by national governments alone and member states have opted to continue to set their own divergent rules for incoming travellers. Photograph: Michael Reynolds

The member states of the European Union have edged towards co-ordinating their approach to cross-border travel in the pandemic, in a bid to avoid a re(...)

A zookeeper feeding penguins at a closed zoo in Prague. The Czech government has shut zoos and indoor sports venues for two weeks to slow the spread of coronavirus. Photograph: Getty Images

The Czech Republic is introducing new restrictions and Slovakia is mobilising troops to help fight the spread of coronavirus as alarm grows across cen(...)

An empty check-in area at Terminal 1 in Dublin Airport. The rise in Covid across Europe now means no countries qualifiy for Ireland’s green list. Photograph: Alan Betson

There are now no European countries which qualify to be on the so-called green list of places where Irish people can travel without any restrictions i(...)

EU chief diplomat Josep Borrell has ruled out military action. Photograph: Yves Herman/POOL/AFP via Getty

As a group of office workers in the Brussels bubble prepared to wind down for the weekend last Friday, an email appeared in their inboxes that made th(...)

US president Donald Trump stands on the Truman Balcony upon returning to the White House from the Walter Reed Medical Center on Monday. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

Eva Perón addressed the Argentine people from one. Communist Romania’s Nicolae Ceausescu gave his final speech on another. As for Mussolini, he liked (...)

European Council president Charles Michel addresses  a plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph:  Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

Members of the European Parliament have threatened to veto a €750 billion recovery package aimed at counteracting the economic damage of the coronavir(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban. Photograph: Aris Oikonomou/AFP via Getty

“The natural disadvantage of democracy is that it is extremely tiring to those who mean it honestly, while it allows almost everything to those who do(...)

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