Incest allegation triggers French national reckoning
Olivier Duhamel pictured in 2016
In Focus

Incest allegation triggers French national reckoning

Waves of testimonies flood social media as member of Paris establishment faces abuse allegations
19 Jan 2021
Europe scrambles to impose Covid-19 restrictions
Residents at a care home in Belgium receive the Covid vaccine
In Focus

Europe scrambles to impose Covid-19 restrictions

France introduces curfew as Germany considers tougher measures after deaths hit record high
15 Jan 2021
Why Italy’s government is on the verge of collapse
Matteo Renzi holds a press conference
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Italy’s government is on the verge of collapse

Political crisis triggered as ex-PM withdraws party from governing coalition
14 Jan 2021
EU says it is safe to eat worms
Salted mealworms served on toast
Tall Tales

EU says it is safe to eat worms

And other stories from the stranger side of life
14 Jan 2021
Brexit could see Britons avoid EU speeding fines
A spanish police officer controls cars at a traffic checkpoint
In Brief

Brexit could see Britons avoid EU speeding fines

Britain’s departure from the EU cancelled agreement on motoring offences
13 Jan 2021
Who will succeed Angela Merkel?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel  arrives for the beginning of the weekly meeting of the German Federal cabinet.
In Focus

Who will succeed Angela Merkel?

German chancellor’s CDU party will elect a new leader this week
12 Jan 2021
Germany ‘violates’ EU joint vaccine scheme by buying 30 million extra doses
Angela Merkel pictured wearing a white face mask.
In Focus

Germany ‘violates’ EU joint vaccine scheme by buying 30 million extra doses

Berlin had promoted pact that no members of the bloc would strike separate deals to secure jabs
11 Jan 2021

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Is Sweden on the verge of a coronavirus U-turn?
A passenger wearing a face mask on a subway train in Stockholm
In Focus

Is Sweden on the verge of a coronavirus U-turn?

Stockholm passes lockdown law as infection and death rates continue to outstrip those of Nordic neighbours
8 Jan 2021
Merkel considers bringing Russian Covid-19 vaccine to EU
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a weekly meeting of the German Federal cabinet.
In Brief

Merkel considers bringing Russian Covid-19 vaccine to EU

German chancellor and Vladimir Putin discuss joint production of jab as criticism of Berlin’s vaccinations rollout intensifies
7 Jan 2021
France’s Covid vaccine rollout flounders amid anti-vax backlash
Emmanuel Macron removes a protective face mask to take a drink of water.
Behind the scenes

France’s Covid vaccine rollout flounders amid anti-vax backlash

Just 516 people given Pfizer jab in first week of mass vaccination scheme as doctors face bureaucratic chaos
5 Jan 2021
2020 Quiz of the Year
Quiz of the year
In Brief

2020 Quiz of the Year

Have you been paying attention to the year’s biggest events?
26 Dec 2020
French border closure scuppered by Poland
Police officers block access to the port in Dover
Behind the scenes

French border closure scuppered by Poland

Other Eastern European EU members also opposed the blockade, which trapped their citizens in the UK
23 Dec 2020
Is there a Brexit fishing deal on the hook?
Boris Johnson looks to the water from a fishing trawler during a visit to Peterhead.
Today’s big question

Is there a Brexit fishing deal on the hook?

EU sets deadline of Christmas Eve as UK negotiators hint an agreement is close
23 Dec 2020
The UK fishing offer raising hopes of a deal
Britain's chief Brexit negotiator David Frost in Brussels
In Brief

The UK fishing offer raising hopes of a deal

Compromise on EU catch reduction may have unlocked last-minute talks
22 Dec 2020
What the closure of Calais means for Brexit
The empty port of Dover
In Brief

What the closure of Calais means for Brexit

France’s ban on all arrivals from the UK may be temporary - but EU-wide rules are likely to follow
21 Dec 2020
City of Paris fined for employing ‘too many women’
Eiffel
In Brief

City of Paris fined for employing ‘too many women’

Authorities in French capital ordered to pay €90,000 for breaking gender parity rules
17 Dec 2020
Coronavirus: what is Europe doing about Covid-19 restrictions over Christmas?
Shoppers walk under Christmas decorations in Bordeaux
In Depth

Coronavirus: what is Europe doing about Covid-19 restrictions over Christmas?

Boris Johnson facing growing opposition to plans to relax UK coronavirus rules during the festive season
15 Dec 2020
Why everyone’s talking about the EU’s no-deal Brexit plans
EU leaders meet for the final European Summit of the year in Brussels.
In Depth

Why everyone’s talking about the EU’s no-deal Brexit plans

Bloc publishes proposals as negotiations remain deadlocked ahead of Sunday deadline
11 Dec 2020
The feeling in Brussels as time runs out
Boris Johnson and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen meet for a dinner in Brussels
In Depth

The feeling in Brussels as time runs out

Bloc publishes no-deal planning as negotiators head back to the table with new deadline
10 Dec 2020
What a no-deal Brexit could look like for the UK
UK and EU flags
In Depth

What a no-deal Brexit could look like for the UK

Talks back in the hands of negotiators after political intervention cannot break deadlock
10 Dec 2020
What’s mood in Westminster ahead of PM’s Brussels showdown?
Boris Johnson is meeting with European Commission chief Ursula Von Der Leyen
In Depth

What’s mood in Westminster ahead of PM’s Brussels showdown?

Prime minister is meeting with European Commission chief Ursula Von Der Leyen
9 Dec 2020
What does Boris Johnson’s trip to Brussels mean for the Brexit negotiations?
Boris Johnson
In Depth

What does Boris Johnson’s trip to Brussels mean for the Brexit negotiations?

PM takes matters into his own hands after Michel Barnier sets Wednesday deadline for deal
8 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Who’ll want to do a deal with us after this?’
Michel Barnier is seen ahead of a meeting of European Union's permanent representatives committee
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Who’ll want to do a deal with us after this?’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 8 December
8 Dec 2020
France vs. Germany negotiating rift revealed
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier (centre)
In Brief

France vs. Germany negotiating rift revealed

Conflict between EU power brokers triggered during Michel Barnier’s Covid isolation
8 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘We’re all paying the price’ of hard Brexit
The sun shines through clouds over the Palace of Westminster.
In Review

Instant Opinion: ‘We’re all paying the price’ of hard Brexit

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 7 December
7 Dec 2020
What are the odds of getting a Brexit deal?
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier returns to Brussels after the last round of negotiations in London
In Depth

What are the odds of getting a Brexit deal?

Talks enter 11th-hour phase with likelihood of an agreement hanging in the balance
7 Dec 2020
Key events to follow in crunch Brexit deal or no-deal week
Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street for parliament for the vote on the new UK tier system
In Brief

Key events to follow in crunch Brexit deal or no-deal week

Crunch talks to continue ahead of key EU meeting on Thursday
7 Dec 2020
France launches raids in crackdown on ‘political Islam’
Emmanuel Macron pictured with French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin
In Brief

France launches raids in crackdown on ‘political Islam’

Interior minister says inspections are part of ‘massive action against separatism’
4 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: Brexit deal is ‘likely by Monday’
Michel Barnier, EU
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Brexit deal is ‘likely by Monday’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 4 December
4 Dec 2020
Quiz of The Week: 28 November - 4 December
Matt Hancock has vowed to take the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine live on television to prove it is safe
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 28 November - 4 December

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4 Dec 2020
Is EU ‘curveball’ about to trigger a no-deal Brexit?
Michel Barnier walks to a conference centre in central London
In Brief

Is EU ‘curveball’ about to trigger a no-deal Brexit?

UK officials claim the bloc’s negotiators are upping demands about state aid
4 Dec 2020
How the deep-freezed Pfizer vaccine will be rolled out
A nurse prepares a vaccination
In Brief

How the deep-freezed Pfizer vaccine will be rolled out

Care homes may face delays in getting deliveries of the Covid-19 jab owing to logistical difficulties
3 Dec 2020
Will Macron sink Brexit deal with French veto?
Emmanuel Macron gives the opening speech of a video international donor conference for Lebanon at the Elysee palace.
In Brief

Will Macron sink Brexit deal with French veto?

Diplomats warn EU negotiators not to give too many concessions to win agreement
3 Dec 2020
Five signs that Brexit deal is on verge of being agreed
Demonstrators hold placards and EU flags as they take part in a march by the People's Vote organisation.
In Depth

Five signs that Brexit deal is on verge of being agreed

Negotiators from EU and UK are nearing finishing lap of race to reach future trade treaty
2 Dec 2020
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