Persecuted in Turkey as the alleged authors of the July putsch, the followers of Islamic teacher Fethullah Gulen are as active as ever in the EU capital.
The EU's eastern bloc wants Brussels to hand back powers to capitals, but also wants a European army, Merkel was told in Poland amid preparations for a post-Brexit summit.
Italian prime minister is expected to present a quick reconstruction plan and request more budget flexibility from the EU after this week's tragic earthquake.
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- Hungary plans to reinforce border fence against migrants
- France's highest court suspends burkini ban
- Greeks paid €1bn more in taxes in June
- Greek minister denounces EU letter on former statistics chief
- Turks seeking asylum in Greece may cause diplomatic row
- Merkel becomes digital resident of Estonia
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Two Turkish ministers said that Ankara would end the agreement to reduce the number of migrants coming to Europe if it does not get visa-free travel to the EU.
The EU has stayed woefully silent on Hungary's state-sponsored campaign of xenophobic lies against people fleeing war.
According to Greece, car firms can try to get their vehicles approved for sale even if they have failed tests elsewhere. Other countries say the opposite is true.
Merkel is meeting 12 EU leaders in the next two days to forge alliances before the Bratislava summit in September on the EU's future, where different views are bound to clash.
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The interior minister warns against "stigmatisation" of Muslims after a woman was fined for wearing a scarf and leggings on a beach.
The EU has urged Turkey to clarify if it still wants to join the bloc, as relations between Ankara and Western allies deteriorate.
A US Treasury report accuses the EU Commission of undermining the global fight against tax avoidance.
A government report could have been more detailed, but it was already more damning in tone than its German and UK counterparts.
The EU executive supports the former head of the Greek statistic office, who faces criminal charges for accurately reporting deficit figures.
Greece says 7,000 are approved for relocation but EU states are not answering their calls, and Italy urges other states to follow Germany's example.
The German chancellor will meet 15 EU leaders this week to forge a common position on Europe's future after Brexit.
EU navies are to start training the Libyan coastguard in a bid to curb migration from the divided north African nation.
Economic activity reached a seven-month high in August in the eurozone, but manufacturing and employment show signs of weakness. In the UK, exports have helped manufacturing activity.
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The Slovak prime minister, whose country currently chairs the EU council, will meet the Russian leader ahead of upcoming EU talks on Russia policy.
A report says a Brexit with no access to the EU single market would cost Scotland up to €13 billion a year.
Ankara reproaches Vienna for allowing a PKK demonstration but not anti-coup rallies. But the Austrian police said there is no ban on Turkish demonstrations.
Finland aims to conclude a defence pact with America before US president Barack Obama leaves office amid concern over Russian aggression.
Merkel, Hollande and Renzi urge better security and intelligence cooperation between EU nations at a meeting designed to relaunch the union after Brexit.
Russian state firm Gazprom has said that it plans to build the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany despite the objections of Polish regulators.
Column / Brexit Briefing
Brexit has landed EU trade policy, as well as the UK, in limbo land. At least one trade deal has already been put on ice, and others may well follow.
The leaders of Germany, France and Italy meet for the second time after Brexit to come up with plans how to salvage the European project at the mid-September Bratislava summit.
The EU's 1 June "opinion" on the problems, which had been kept secret, is to be made public on Friday through a freedom of information request.
The government will study restrictions currently in place in the other Nordic countries.
Column / Crude World
Russia state-controlled Gazprom plans to build Nord Stream II gas pipeline on its own after partners pull out.
Children out of school and vulnerable to radicalisation, asylum claimants pushed back from Greece, and refugees forbidden from entering from Syria - a new report paints a bleak picture of the situation in Turkey.
EU Council president Tusk will meet chancellor Merkel at a castle retreat in Germany on Thursday as part of preparations for the Brexit summit in Bratislava.
Russia has invited experts from most Baltic Sea countries for talks on regional security, but Denmark and Germany were omitted from the guest list.