Economic protectionism and war on Islamist terrorism will form the heart of US foreign policy, Trump has said. He did not rubbish Nato, but indicated interest in a new Russia alliance.
The commission wants to give the power to member states to reject EU-approved genetically modified organisms, but the Maltese presidency is unlikely to approach the issue any time soon.
Social-democrats and their allies scored a major win on Thursday with the adoption of a report on social rights. But questions remain on the parliament's power balance after the end of the left-right grand coalition.
News in Brief
- EU housing price increase by 4.3%
- EU trade chief says UK deal will take 'couple of years'
- German defence spending boost not enough for Nato goal
- Belgian MPs refuse to give up free alcohol
- Merkel last leader to get call from Obama
- Report: Hollande thinking of EU council bid
- Italy to hold 70% of Monte dei Paschi bank
- Nato hit by 500 cyberattacks every month
European Central Bank president Mario Draghi keeps interest rates low and answers German criticism by saying they were in everyone's interest.
Europeans often like the American people more than they like American foreign policy and US presidents. But the Trump presidency could win favour among Europe’s growing swell of populists.
HSBC bank says it will relocate some 20 percent of activities from London, while Eurogroup chief Dijsselbloem predicts "massive unemployment".
Europe will be watching Trump's speech for clues on policy, but it is likely contain little more than slogans on making "America great again".
European policy-makers are increasingly talking about emulating Australia's offshore asylum system, but that system is morally bankrupt, prohibitively expensive and politically disastrous.
Westmonster, modelled on hard-right US websites, said it was: "Pro-Brexit, pro-Farage, pro-Trump. Anti-establishment".
Germany's development minister unveiled a 33-page plan to increase private investment and shore up development aid for African states.
The EPP and Alde groups said their new cooperation included the backing of Tusk for another term as president of the European Council.
The UN's refugee agency is having to deal with burdensome administration in Turkey to track and monitor the fate of Syrians returned from Greece under the EU migrant deal.
European Space Agency's director-general says several companies are on board with his idea, which will become visible "very soon".
Joseph Muscat says the speech by his British counterpart gave EU leaders "clarity" over Brexit.
Europe must find what it has long been lacking: the moral fibre to take responsibility for its own defence, and willingness to firmly stand up for its values.
Moldova's president said he would like to scrap an EU treaty and has started preparations to join a Russia-led bloc.
Outgoing US secretary of state gives EU short pep talk from Davos, hailing its peaceful and economic success. 'It's worked, folks', he said.
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Column / Brexit Briefing
For at least a generation, British politicians have put economic growth at the front and centre of their manifestos. Not any more.
Human rights NGO, Amnesty International, says in a 70-page report that fundamental freedoms are being undermined throughout the EU given recent laws.
The British prime minister confirms that the UK will leave the single market when it leaves the EU and will seek a new trade deal.
Liberal candidate Guy Verhofstadt has pulled out of the race to become the European Parliament president, throwing his weight behind the EPP's Antonio Tajani.
The International Monetary Fund has upgraded its economic forecasts for the eurozone and the UK this year, but said British growth would slow down in 2018.
The British leader is expected to say that the UK will not aim for "partial membership" of the European Union in a policy speech on Tuesday.
Mark Rutte says there is "zero" chance he will join a government with Geert Wilders after the 15 March election.
EU foreign relations chief Mogherini has warned that if Trump moved the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem it could have “serious consequences”.
A group chaired by former Italian PM and EU commissioner Mario Monti says Brexit should be used to create EU-level levies to depend less on member states contributions, and to abolish member states rebates in the EU budget.
Germany has said Trump's anti-Nato and pro-Russia remarks caused “astonishment” in Europe. France said EU must react with "unity".
For the Mediterranean country that just took the EU presidency, the migration crisis is still there and must be addressed internally and externally.
May to tell EU she is prepared to quit single market if she does not get her way in Brexit talks, with one option to turn the UK into a tax haven.
The Five Star Movement is still leading in polls after it failed to switch from a eurosceptic to a pro-EU group in the European Parliament.
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