Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s trip to the continent makes headlines in Tuesday’s papers with some calling it a “humiliation” and others an “ambush”.

Mr Johnson travelled to Luxembourg for his first face-to-face meeting with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker since entering Downing Street.

But it was an afternoon press conference – where Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel continued despite Mr Johnson pulling out of a speech due to the noise of protesters – which has become one of the main talking points.

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The Daily Mail leads with the headline Le Stitch Up, referring to Mr Bettel’s actions as a “calculated diplomatic snub”.

The paper’s leader column adds that Brussels is “playing with fire” if it wills Mr Johnson to fail.

The column says: “The Prime Minister came in peace – to begin negotiations over risotto for an eleventh-hour Brexit deal with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.

“Instead, he found himself served up as the dish in a media stunt designed to publicly humiliate him.

“The Prime Minister must keep his calm and remain focused on a deal. In doing so, he forces his opponents to show their true colours. Whatever happens, he must not be the cause of failure.”

“No wonder Britain voted to quit the EU” runs the headline in the Daily Express, while the Daily Telegraph says Mr Johnson walked into an “ambush”.

Their leader, similar to that of the Mail, questions whether the EU is serious about wanting a deal with Mr Johnson’s UK.

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“His working lunch with Jean-Claude Juncker and Michel Barnier was an opportunity to reset the negotiations and put them on course for an agreement by October 31,” it says.

“Instead, there was a deliberate attempt to humiliate the British Prime Minister by staging a press conference from which he was absent.

“The ’empty lectern’ approach adopted by Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg’s prime minister, was hardly a friendly or constructive act.”

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The Sun refers to the EU’s “snakes”, saying that “decency and courtesy” should have seen the press conference moved inside, while the Daily Mirror calls Mr Johnson a “hulking great mess”, with its leader saying “Boris Johnson is not the Incredible Hulk, he’s the Incompetent Sulk”.

“If he can’t take the heat, he should get out of the kitchen. This is a moment in history when a statesman is needed, not this big baby,” it adds.

"In the end, the man who has defined himself as 'Incredible Hulk' has become invisible," wrote the Italian newspaper La Stampa.

Meanwhile, the German publication Bild wrote "Eat well, nothing done," following the Brexit meeting. Newspaper the Luxembourg Wort highlighted the comments made by Bettel in his speech saying that the move showed little movement in Brexit negotiations. 

The Irish Times wrote that Boris Johnson’s trip to Luxembourg descended into high farce and that "by the time Boris Johnson finally appeared before the assembled journalists, only then to retreat rapidly into an official car, we had been treated to at least 10 versions of Ode to Joy by the chorus at the gates."