Merkel said Britons should not expect to keep rights linked to EU membership, as leaders prepare to adopt negotiating position on Saturday.
Orban's ruling Fidesz party is getting too much to handle for the EPP group, as they are once again forced to defend the Hungarian premier's controversial actions.
The European Commission wants to upgrade the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications into an agency, but both the parliament and member states are against it.
News in Brief
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- Poland gets 'final warning' on logging in ancient forest
- Commission gives Italy final warning on air pollution
- Romania and Slovenia taken to court over environment policies
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- Turkey suspends 9,000 police officers
- May hosts Juncker at Brexit dinner
- 700,000 people granted EU asylum
EU medicines agency to be stuck with a €350 million rent bill until 2039 in Canary Wharf because of a sloppy contract.
The far-right French presidential candidate is suspected of having used EU parliament money to fund her party's activities.
The commission wants to give each parents four months of parental leave paid at sick-pay level, and introduce a carer's right.
A preliminary inquiry into allegations of irregularities by Martin Schulz during his time as EU parliament president has been dropped.
The EU Commission is to launch a legal probe into Hungary's attack on a Soros-funded university, but Hungary's Orban was unrepentant the he faced MEPs.
Important minerals, Arctic future and climate change have made Greenland increasingly important to the EU, but a fight within the ruling party shows the precarious situation on the Arctic island.
The front-runners of digitalisation in Europe fear they could lose their positions, unless there is faster progress on the implementation of the European digital single market.
Nordic countries Norway, Sweden and Finland still have the world's most free media, according to Reporters Without Borders, but the overall situation is declining.
The head of the Central European University wants the European Commission to prevent the Hungarian government from shutting it down.
The European Commission and Parliament are to debate Hungary's slide into illiberal democracy. But the bloc continues to think that Hungarian leader Viktor Orban is not a systemic threat.
Beijing special envoy on the Syrian conflict said in Brussels that "imposing" a solution from the outside would "not be workable" and that the peace process will not be "smooth sailing".
EU declined to name the two Libyan commanders, but said they were in Brussels to discuss how to support the Libyan coast guard.
EU watchdog highlighted gaps in migrant "hotspots" in Greece and Italy, but said they have helped improve the number of people being fingerprinted.
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.
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- Commission launches bid to make Europe social
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.
A large majority supports giving out subsidies to European cities and municipalities to help them set up wireless internet hotspots.
Germany opposes increased EU oversight on how cars are approved, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reports.
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.
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.
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.
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