Intelligence agencies in Europe launched an "interactive operative real-time information system" in July to collect data on jihadist suspects, EUobserver has learned.
Italy has laid out plans for the creation of a “European force” that goes beyond Franco-German proposals on defence integration.
French president Francois Hollande visited Calais for the first time since taking office and promised to dismantle the makeshift migrant camp there, as right-wing pressure grows.
News in Brief
The EU and US have started talks on how to prevent emissions cheating by car companies such as Volkswagen, with a US regulator saying some EU standards "don't make sense".
The US bank made "confidential" suggestions on changes to EU policy changes during the former Commission chief's time in office, newly released documents reveal.
Hungarians are expected to reject mandatory quotas of asylum seekers in PM Orban's migration referendum, as hearts harden in a cynical campaign.
Six decades of academic cooperation between the UK and Germany is now at risk, says German academic body.
Joost Lagendijk, a former Green MEP and Turkey rapporteur, has been working for a university allegedly tied to the Gulen movement.
EU countries will discuss a common defence policy and are expected to accelerate ratification of the Paris climate agreement. Hungarians vote in a referendum on the EU's migration policy.
Irish people have called a worldwide demonstration on Saturday to demand an end to Ireland's strict abortion laws.
Volkswagen commits to an EU "action plan" announced last week, and promises to set up a single website to give details on cars fitted with software to cheat emissions tests.
EU trade ministers said it was not realistic to finalise talks on the TTIP trade treaty before the end of the year. But they agreed to a similar deal with Canada and will take steps to have it ratified.
The Georgian Dream party says it is pro-EU, but its demonisation of LGBT people for the sake of a few votes is a retrograde move on Georgia's European path.
UK's foreign minister says Britain will launch official exit talks with the EU early next year, and argues that there is no link between free movement and the single market. PM May was not amused.
Figures published by the EU police agency suggest that Turks are now prime movers in the migrant smuggling industry. But it is still difficult to get a real picture of the situation.
Future of CETA largely hangs on the support of Europe’s social democrats. Canada’s trade minister has been touring hotspots of scepticism to convince them that the deal is progressive.
Environment ministers will try to agree this week to speed up the process to sign up to the Paris agreement. Otherwise it would not be present at the table of the signatories at a conference in November.
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- VW website to inform European consumers about cheating
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- Hungarians to rebel against EU migrant quotas
Juncker has written to former competition chief after revelations about her offshore firm. Kroes says she forgot to mention it. Her penalty, if any, will be symbolic, but EU reputational damage is growing.
Lukashenko will never become Gorbachov. If Belarusian people do not stop acquiescing on fake elections and other abuses, change won't come.
Consumer affairs commissioner Jourova said Volkswagen has "committed to an EU-wide action plan", but the promise contains little news value according to the carmaker itself.
The European Investment Bank lent billions to carmakers, in part to clean up diesel cars. But diesel cars are still dirty, prompting questions if the money was well spent.
If Hungarians reject the EU's migrant quota plans in a referendum, Orban might push to change EU treaties, according to reports.
Neelie Kroes held a secret offshore company but did not declare it during her 10 years as an EU commissioner, leaked documents from Bahamas show.
US vice-president Joe Biden said even Merkel is not as "stalwart" as she used to be, while urging Ukraine to accelerate reforms.
British, German and Dutch institutions do very well in the latest university rankings, with Oxford named the world's best. But the French and much of the rest of the EU are lagging behind.
After an embarrassing U-turn last week, the EU commission has proposed to abolish roaming charges by June next year. Only "abusive" clients to pay.
MEPs have urged Sweden to end border checks with Denmark and to take better care of unaccompanied refugee children.
Column / Brexit Briefing
Conservatives Brexiteers and Labour leadership are increasingly leaning away from the Norwegian-style deal with the EU, towards a UK-specific arrangement.
After seeing Lebanon's migration crisis up close, a group of MEPs warn that current EU proposals on resettlement are nowhere near enough.
Balkan leaders said in New York there would be no repetition of last year's mass influx of refugees, as the EU prepares to launch a new border force to keep people out.
Western powers have urged Bosnian Serbs to abandon a referendum that threatens to destabilise the country and to undo its EU application, filed Tuesday.