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European Commission president Ursula von Der Leyen and European Council president Charles Michel. Photograph: EPA

European Union leaders plan to meet physically in Brussels for the first time in months in a bid to break deadlock over a recovery plan intended to co(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson participates in a video-conference call on Monday with European Council president Charles Michel, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, European Parliament president David Sassoli and the EU’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/AFP via Getty Images

The European Union is preparing to redouble efforts and work through the summer to hammer out a deal with Britain following a meeting between prime mi(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson during a visit on Sunday to a London shopping centre before it reopens to the public on Monday. Photograph:  Andrew Parsons/EPA

Boris Johnson and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen will meet by video conference on Monday amid gloom on both sides over talks about(...)

A timetable for the second half of Brexit talks has been set out with six rounds of negotiations to take place between June 29th and August 21st. Photograph: EPA/Olivier Hoslet

Life seemed to pause in February, and this seems to have affected the perception of time. Incredibly, half of 2020 is gone: and that means just six mo(...)

British cabinet office minister Michael Gove has ruled out Britain applying for an extension to the post-Brexit transition period. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Britain has formally rejected an extension to the post-Brexit transition period and the EU has acknowledged the decision as definitive, so the standst(...)

The EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier hinted that a compromise may be possible. Photograph: Daina Le Lardic/Pool/Getty Images

The British government is to abandon its plan to introduce full border checks with the EU on January 1st as ministers come under mounting pressure fro(...)

The proposals, which have not yet been finalised, will intensify efforts by the EU to rein in perceived unfair competition from China and elsewhere. File photograph: Getty

Brussels is seeking new powers to review and potentially block takeovers of European companies by rivals deemed to have received unfair support from a(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

European Council president Charles Michel. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/Pool via Reuters

The coronavirus pandemic and the question of how to respond to it has raised profound questions in the EU about what its member states want the union (...)

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