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We have a number of set phrases in English which we use in a rather automatic and semi-obligatory way at particular times and in specific social situations – such as ‘good morning’ and ‘good evening’, ‘happy birthday’ and ‘happy new year’.

The wind has no respect for borders, politics or humans. Here literary correspondent CHARLIE CONNELLY tracks one author’s trek across Europe in search of gales, breezes and hurricanes

The European Union’s starry logo glistens in the sun on a plaque by a roundabout just outside Longford, a market town about 80 miles from Dublin in the Irish Midlands.

Old bigotries dissolve, but they are quickly replaced by new ones if the vacuum is only filled by economic failure and inequality, by uncertainty compounded by weak leadership.

Did you spot the Canadian angle on the British government’s latest Cunning Plan, the one intended to make good Theresa May’s pledge to leave the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice on Brexit Day without doing serious “no deal” harm to the economy?

Brussels is holding out on the government’s hopes of continuing membership of the European health insurance scheme post-Brexit.

The Brexit vote has divided us in a new way between the Optimists and the Pessimists. Just to complicate things, both tendencies exist in both Remain and Leave.

The idea that we can become an exporting power house simply by leaving the customs union is yet another Brexit delusion

Why do officials opt for formal phrases when other more instinctive, natural-sounding alternatives are available?

We pick out the most wrong and unstable Leavers of the week

The devastation Brexit is bringing to the NHS will be felt from the moment a patient is admitted to hospital, right through the course of their treatment

The global titans and statesmen of yesteryear have gone. And we may never see their like again

Brexit not only drastically exacerbates the NHS’s current problems, it also poses an existential threat to it

Having set up his own movement to challenge for the French presidency, Emmanuel Macron faces a tough challenge. But there are signs he may just have hit on a way out of the current mess, and discovered an antidote to the populist virus sweeping Europe

Halloumi, edam, camembert? Which is your favourite European cheese?

Former prime minister Tony Blair has warned of the huge “damage” to the country that will follow if Theresa May is able to pursue “Brexit at any cost”.

It seems barely a month goes by without a European city celebrating cinema in a big way. We consider the essential film festivals for 2017

2017 marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution. The Soviet Union which emerged from it may be in the dustbin of history, but we are still living in the long shadow of the events of 1917

The Commons Brexit Committee wants the Government to prove how Britain would cope if the Prime Minister fails to get a deal on leaving the EU

There are few ways to relax that are more European than a trip to a spa. But there are also few things more fraught with potential embarrassment. Here, we provide a guide to the etiquette expected

ason Williamson is one half of the Sleaford Mods – probably Britain’s most political band, and certainly its angriest. And there is little that makes him as angry as Brexit. Here, he takes aim at Leavers, trolls and much more

Just who are the wealthiest people in Europe? We found out how much they’re worth

What will happen after the EU referendum? Key Brussels negotiator, Guy Verhofstadt is determined not to “go soft” on Britain when Brexit talks begin

The irony of Theresa May choosing Davos to make her first foreign defence of taking Britain out of Europe is that the Swiss are going in exactly the opposite direction.

The “special relationship” between the US and the UK has long been unbalanced. Brexit will tip the scales completely in favour of the Americans and enfeeble Britain

Innovation in the role of the night tsar is transforming the nightlife offered by European cities

From cannabis legalisation to festival drugs testing, European countries are shaping new, progressive drugs policies, and Britain risks being left behind

There is a lot more to winter sports than skiing and snowboarding. And, far more places to experience them than just the Alps. We pick 10 places for snow and sport

The dearth of tech talent: just one more reason why freedom of movement has never been more important

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