Irish leader Kenny and EU commission president Juncker have said borders on the island should remain "as open as possible" when the UK leaves the EU.
The centrist presidential candidate tells talented Britons to come to France and warns against giving the UK "undue advantages" after Brexit, in a speech in London.
Officers raid the National Front headquarters near Paris over allegations that leader Marine Le Pen used fake EU parliament contracts to pay her personal staff.
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Malta's government proposes widening libel laws to include all sorts of material published online.
Wilders' prediction that the Trump political spirit will jump the Atlantic will soon be put to the test in the Dutch elections.
The German election is adding to the challenges facing the European Parliament's Socialists, who are looking for a new coalition to advance their issues.
The ratification looks like getting a majority in a vote on Thursday, despite the people rejecting the deal in a referendum last April.
The European Parliament is expected to give the green light to the EU-Canada free trade agreement, which would start being implemented in April.
The EU's trade chief said the EU backs China in combating protectionism worldwide, warning that trade should not be used as a weapon.
Far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen has vowed to liberate France from globalisation, Islamic fundamentalism and the EU, as she hopes to produce a Trump-like win.
"We have our destiny in our own hands," Merkel said after EU leaders discussed Trump, who seems to have galvanised European unity at the Valletta summit on Friday.
New US president Trump overshadows the Malta summit of EU leaders on Friday, as they discuss the bloc's future amid new geopolitical realities, and step up efforts to stop migration via Libya from North African countries.
MEPs have urged the EU to stand up for European values, starting with rejecting Trump's presumed choice for US ambassador, who has stated that he wants to "tame" the bloc.
"Democracy is under attack," warned an MEP at an event about Russian disinformation in Europe and its neighbourhood.
Donald Tusk, the symbolic head of the EU, has described US president Donald Trump as a “threat” to Europe alongside Russia and China.
The two leaders, who meet later this week, are at the centre of a new radicalism that threatens the EU.
European capitals unsure how Trump's anti-Muslim travel ban to affect EU nationals, reminded US of Geneva Convention values.
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The Constitutional Court tinkers with a 2015 election law, which should smooth the path to a national vote this year.
Transparency International said the crackdown on civil society in Croatia and Hungary "under the guise of a nationalist, ‘illiberal’ agenda" represented the new face of corruption in Europe.
In an unexpected move, SPD leader Gabriel stepped aside for the more popular Schulz, but polls still put Merkel way out in front.
Catalan president said in Brussels that he will organise an independence referendum before September and that "Europe cannot look the other way".
EU trade commissioner also said world without free trade would be “little short of catastrophic” in reaction to Donald Trump’s U-turn on an Asian deal.
Henin-Beaumont, a small town in the French rust-belt, has become a symbol of the far-right's encroachment into the left-wing's former heartland.
The French conservative candidate travelled to Germany to persuade chancellor Angela Merkel to change her ways on Russia and migration.
In comments designed to woo right-wing voters ahead of March elections, Rutte said Dutch society was tired of attacks by Muslims on homosexuals and women.
The pontiff warned that as people seek charismatic leaders in times of crisis, democracy can destroy itself, citing 1930s Germany.
Relatively unknown left-winger Benoit Hamon came out ahead after the first round of voting in the presidential primary. He will face former prime minister Manuel Valls in the second round.
Far-right leaders Le Pen, Wilders, Petry and others gathered in Koblenz in the hope of gaining political momentum ahead of national elections this year. The event was met with thousands of protestors.
Westmonster, modelled on hard-right US websites, said it was: "Pro-Brexit, pro-Farage, pro-Trump. Anti-establishment".
Joseph Muscat says the speech by his British counterpart gave EU leaders "clarity" over Brexit.
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