Despite opinion polls that place centrist Macron well ahead of the far-right leader Le Pen in the 7 May presidential run-off, doubts are emerging about his capacity to unite the French people around his candidacy.
EU watchdog highlighted gaps in migrant "hotspots" in Greece and Italy, but said they have helped improve the number of people being fingerprinted.
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A large majority supports giving out subsidies to European cities and municipalities to help them set up wireless internet hotspots.
Likely Russian spies tried to steal email passwords from Macron's people the same way they hacked US elections, new study says.
Contrary to British PM May's expectations for a sweeping trade deal, the EU 27 want to ring-fence the financial services industry from a future trade accord unless the UK agrees to EU rules.
EU declined to name the two Libyan commanders, but said they were in Brussels to discuss how to support the Libyan coast guard.
Germany opposes increased EU oversight on how cars are approved, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reports.
European Commission chief diverted from EU practice by congratulating French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, even though he still needs to win the second round.
The run-off of the French presidential election will pit a pro-EU social-liberal Macron against anti-EU Marine Le Pen. Macron is likely to win but far-right support is higher than ever.
The German anti-EU, anti-Islam party rejects discussing a motion that would declare opposition against racism and anti-Semitism.
European leaders will adopt their negotiating position on the Brexit summit on Saturday, whereas the situation of Hungary's democracy and post-referendum Turkey will be under scrutiny in the EU this week.
Russia's annexation of Crimea in Ukraine has intensified military and defence spending throughout much of Central Europe, according to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
Newcomer Macron and far-right leader Le Pen qualified for the presidential election run-off in a vote that pushed aside the two main traditional parties.
Tactical votes could still bring down either of the two favourites in France on Sunday in a nervous election seen as crucial for the future of the EU.
Le Pen has met Putin three times, not once, as reported, but how much money did her party get and with what strings attached?
Invitation to Moscow is a unique opportunity to show solidarity with people who are risking their lives for a more open, democratic Russia.
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Analysis - Eszter Zalan
Hungary's university protests, a path for change?
Hungary has seen mass protests over the last weeks in support of the Budapest-based Central European University, targeted by prime minister Orban's latest legislation. But it is unclear how the new street momentum will be transformed into political power.
The EU and the UK government could clash over several years of post-Brexit payments, EU citizens' rights, and the oversight of the European Court of Justice, all priorities according to the EU's draft negotiating mandate.
Fake news is playing a massive role on Twitter in the run-up to French elections, a British study has said amid concerns on Russian meddling.
Global march should inspire scientists to engage in public life. That goes for Europe's researchers too, Green MEP Bas Eickhout said.
It cost €11 million to help Le Pen campaign in elections, but it cost the Russian mafia less than €100,000 to hire a former UK attorney general to lobby against EU sanctions.
Several presidential candidates cancelled their last meetings after a policeman was killed in an attack on Paris’s Champs Elysees. Pollsters say the race will be very tight on Sunday.
The British prime minister invited the European Commission president for a discussion about the upcoming EU exit negotiations, while she prepares for general elections on 8 June with a "hard" Brexit agenda.
The EU and India must pool their efforts to strengthen maritime security and stability in their extended neighbourhood.
EU Council chief appeared as witness in a Russian spy probe in Warsaw amid increasingly toxic political climate in one of the Union's largest states.
One in four of French social media users are sharing links to anti-EU fake news that promote candidates such as Le Pen, amid marked Russian influence, a new study says.
EU and Chinese officials stress support for global free trade and multilateral world order in first post-Trump election talks.
French far-right leader met wealthy people at cocktail party in US president's building in January, spotlighting her longstanding US connections.
Dutch MEP Kati Piri called on Turkey's pre-accession funds to be redirected to Turkish civil society, journalists, and those who share the EU's values.
A Swedish group helping people to take the fight against online hate and lies had busy days after the recent terrorist attack in Stockholm.
Beppe Grillo's party, which is leading opinion polls, says it would consider leaving Nato and the eurozone, lift sanctions on Russia and boycott on EU free-trade deals.
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