Spain and the EU cannot bear political freedom and that proves voting for Brexit was the right choice.

FASCISM is back in Spain, more than 40 years after dictator General Franco mercifully popped his clogs. There are riots on the streets of ­Barcelona and the police are arresting ­everyone they see. Catalonia wants independence from Spain’s basket-...

Boris Johnson urged to use EU laws to dodge a delay to Brexit if a deal is not agreed in last-ditch talks.

BORIS Johnson is being urged by Cabinet allies to use EU law to try to dodge a new Brexit delay if no deal is agreed today. A law passed by MPs last month, dubbed the Benn Act, forces the PM to extend Britain’s membership by another three months i...

Leaders unlikely to see full Brexit agreement at EU summit.

Expectation is that Donald Tusk will argue a deal only discussable in general terms

Migration high on EU summit agenda amid Syria fears.

Turkish offensive and Idlib battle add to Greek concerns over rising asylum claimsTurkey’s military push into Syria has sparked fears in Greece, already struggling with a rise in the number of asylum claims in recent months, of a new wave of migra...

Huge embarrassment for Ursula von der Leyen as EU forced to postpone her appointment.

URSULA VON DER LEYEN was today forced to slam the brakes on becoming the European Union’s next top bureaucrat.

Boris Johnson 'will ask EU for extension if no Brexit deal by Saturday'.

Brexit secretary suggests PM will send letter to Brussels if no agreement reachedLatest Brexit news - live updatesThe Brexit secretary, Stephen Barclay, has indicated that Boris Johnson will send a letter to the EU seeking an extension if there is...

When is the EU summit and why is it so important for Brexit?.

THE highly-anticipated EU summit is set to take place this week. But when exactly is it and why is it important for Brexit? Here’s the latest. When is the EU summit? The highly-anticipated EU summit is set to start tomorrow, October 17, in B...

Boris Johnson WILL send letter to EU asking for third delay if there’s not a deal by Saturday, minister reveals.

BORIS Johnson will send a letter to Brussels asking for a third Brexit delay if there’s not a deal in place by Saturday, the Brexit Secretary said today. Stephen Barclay promised that the Government would comply with documents given to a Sco...

British, EU negotiators fail to reach breakthrough during all-night Brexit talks.

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An EU official, who asked not to be identified because the negotiations were still ongoing, said Wednesday that “discussions continued until late in the night and will continue today.”

Donald Trump to hammer home EU tariffs message as US leader cracks down on Brussels.


DONALD TRUMP is expected warn Italy’s President against the threat of European digital taxes in a meeting today.

Britain and EU miss ‘midnight Brexit deadline’ as Boris Johnson has just 48 hours left to seal deal.

BRITAIN and the European Union missed a midnight Brexit deadline to seal a deal last night – leaving Boris Johnson with 48 hours before he could have to seek a third delay. Talks went on until 1.30am Brussels time last night, and have starte...

37 British MEPs ‘go behind Boris’ back’ to demand Brexit extension from EU – leaked letter.

A LEAKED letter has shown 37 British MEPS have gone behind Boris Johnson’s back to demand a Brexit extension from the President of the European Council.

Boris Johnson battles to bridge ‘significant’ gap between EU and DUP ahead of crunch EU summit.


BORIS Johnson is battling to bridge a “significant” gap between the EU and Ulster unionists ahead of a showdown day for his Brexit deal. A midnight deadline to finalise the PM’s fledgling agreement with the EU was missed as negotiators in Brussels...

Macron panic: France poised to block Brexit talks if EU and Boris attempt to rush deal.

EMMANUEL MACRON could block significant Brexit negotiations amid fears that Brussels is attempting to bounce the French president into a last-gasp deal.

Concerns as EU bank balks at plan to halt fossil fuel investments.

Last-minute lobbying forces delay to ambitious move by European Investment BankThe European Investment Bank (EIB) has balked at a proposal to halt new investments in fossil fuels, raising concerns that Germany and other nations are plotting to wat...

Syria crisis: Turkey bullies EU into caving in over bloc-wide arms embargo.

THE EU has bowed down to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s threats to “flood” Europe with migrants and stopped short of implementing an EU-wide arms embargo, as Turkey continues its incursion on Kurdish fighters in Northern Syria.

Brexit deal could go down to Halloween wire after No10 admitted that one may not be done by this week’s EU summit deadline.

A BREXIT deal could go down to the October 31 wire after No10 admitted for the first time that one may not be done by this week’s EU summit deadline. A meeting of Europe’s 28 leaders in Brussels on Thursday is the last moment to agree an exit pack...

Angela Merkel fears post-Brexit Britain will be a major competitor to the EU like the US and China.

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ANGELA Merkel fears Britain will become a major economic competitor to the EU like the US and China after Brexit. The German Chancellor warned the UK will be able to do battle with bloc for a slice of global trade once it has left. Speaking after ...

France’s Europe minister warns of major crisis after MEPs snub Macron pick for top EU job.


FRENCH European Affairs Minister Amélie de Montchalin warned the bloc was facing a “major institutional crisis” after France’s choice to be the head of EU industrial policy was overwhelmingly rejected by MEPs. She told France Inter radio: “It is f...

Fears over crime and press freedom cloud Albania’s hopes for EU accession talks.

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Judicial reform wins praise but corruption and drug trade worry some EU states

'Ursula von der Leyen has fake majority in EU Parliament!' Italian MEP in brutal rant.


URSULA von der Leyen has a fake majority in the European Parliament and it is clear that on certain measures, she will not be able to move forward, Italian MEP Marco Campomenosi told

Mogherini: EU foreign ministers want to hear about progress of reforms in Ukraine.


The European Union and the international community should continue to support the reforms and the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Brexit: Queen's speech branded 'farcical' as talks in EU still fail to achieve breakthrough - live news.

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the Queen’s speech and Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn speaking in the subsequent debate 10.57am BST 10.54am BST Simon Coveney, the Irish foreign minister and deputy p...

Merkel takes swipe at Von der Leyen for ‘embarrassing’ delay – ‘need an effective EU now’.

CHANCELLOR of Germany Angela Merkel has voiced some impatience towards the new Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen saying her EU must be ‘effective as soon as possible’.

U.S. ambassador to EU expected to testify in Trump impeachment probe

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On Monday, the House panels leading the investigation expect to hear from Fiona Hill, a former top Russia expert at the National Security Council.