EU IMPLODES: Bloc in CRISIS as series of member state governments TEAR themselves APART

Meanwhile, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel is currently steering a minority government, that risks crashing at any time, following a row over migration.

Elsewhere in Poland, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Law and Justice (PiS) party leader is keen to stick it to the EU by calling a vote of confidence in his own government.

All eyes were on the UK this morning when it emerged 48 MPs had submitted the letters needed to trigger a vote of no confidence in Mrs May’s leadership after she halted a Commons vote on her Brexit deal.

In a speech outside Downing Street, Theresa May stood defiant and vowed to fight on with “everything I’ve got”.

The EU quickly threw its weight behind the Tory leader with Commission spokeswoman Margaritas Schinas saying Mrs May had done a good job of “managing a very difficult process”.

She said: “The Commission will not comment on the internal politics of the United Kingdom and not least the Conservative party, but President Juncker has on many occasions expressed his support for the prime minister May and her role in managing a very difficult process.”

Just hours later EU poster boy Emmanuel Macron was dealt a major blow after it emerged the French President faces a vote of no confidence of his on in parliament on Thursday amid nationwide anger, which has seen violent riots across the country.

Leftist MEPs said Thursday’s vote is the result of 18 months of fiscal injustice and called on the French president to “radically change direction”.

Rebels said the no confidence vote in Mr Macron was “the rejection of unfair social and tax policy conducted for eighteen months”, adding that “violence is never the solution”.

And in a further blow to the Brussels club, Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki confirmed he will call for a vote of confidence in the government to ensure it has a mandate for its reforms before this week’s EU summit.

Mr Morawiecki’s nationalist and eurosceptic Law and Justice (PiS) party has clashed with the Brussels club after it overhauled the judiciary and took more control over public media.

Since coming to power three years ago, PiS has grown increasingly isolated in the EU amid accusations at home and abroad of a tilt towards authoritarianism.

Critics have accused Warsaw of undermining the rule of law.

With a year left until national elections, the party has shown signs of rowing back on some of the changes, including letting Supreme Court judges who had been forced to retire return to work, as it seeks to broaden its support base amid signs that its support might be waning.

But announcing his decision to call a vote of confidence, Mr Morawiecki said: “It’s been three years since PiS came to power and we have seen a decisive change in how economic and social policy is viewed in Poland.”

On Sunday, Belgium’s leader was left leading a minority administration after the Flemish nationalist party quit the ruling coalition over his support of a UN migration pact.

Mr Michel will now lacks the parliamentary majority for five months ahead of legislative elections in May.