European Council chief Donald Tusk said that "damage control" starts for the EU, as British PM Theresa May has invoked Article 50 nine months after the UK voted to leave the bloc.
EU 27 leaders in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of Treaty of Rome, in bid to counter rising challenges after Brexit. But new ideas are scarce.
With the EU soon to celebrate its 60th birthday, there are still lingering questions about the bloc's future and whether there can be a change in fortune.
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The two countries flex their muscles ahead of the Rome summit of 27 EU leaders, designed to show unity in the face of many challenges.
EU commission's Timmermans told MEPs he was tempted to be "the biggest hero for a day" by calling for sanctions on Poland, but that this wouldn't solve anything.
The EU's draft Rome Declaration, seen by EUobserver, pledges a "common future" for the 27 countries left behind by Brexit and vexed by Trump.
Transparency International says eurozone's central bank is not subject to "appropriate democratic scrutiny" and should have no say on EU bailout projects.
Justice ministers from 13 EU member states have confirmed they will take part in the European Public Prosecutor's Office with another three set to join in the next few days.
European Council president Donald Tusk will be handed the Article 50 letter written by British PM Theresa May around 1.30pm. A "historic mistake", said the leader of the EU parliament's main group.
The so-called Bratislava process of reflection for the EU came to an end on Saturday, but there were few tangible results that citizens could take away from the soul-searching. Despite that, unity among the EU-27 has been maintained.
Polish prime minister brought EU summit to the brink in an "emotional" fight against Council chief Tusk.
EU leaders meeting in Brussels insisted on staying united after Brexit but are still divided over fears of creating new 'elite clubs' within the bloc.
EU leaders enjoyed the new Europa building and its flashy meeting room. But diplomats point to small spaces and labyrinthine corridors.
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Heads of state and government have agreed to allow a core group of EU states to set up a European Public Prosecutor Office to probe VAT fraud and crimes against the EU budget.
[Updated] Poland tried and failed to block EU summit conclusions shortly after failing to block Tusk’s re-election as Council chief, prompting bitter accusations.
EU leaders took just 30 minutes to vote Donald Tusk back into office, in a diplomatic fiasco for Polish prime minister Beata Szydlo.
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Only the three other Visegrad states can contain Poland's suicide attempt by saying that Tusk is still central Europe's candidate.
The 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaties of Rome is an opportunity to celebrate past achievements and to think about the current challenges the EU is facing.
The former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and German left-wing MEP Fabio De Masi want to know whether the European Central Bank overstepped its powers when putting capital controls on Greek banks in 2015.
Leaders to avoid clear call for different levels of integration in symbolic Rome declaration, according to a draft text seen by EUobserver.
The solution to the crisis is not changes to the European institutions but changes to what is not working in Europe.
The centre-right European party has presented its strategy to preserve the EU's security and values and presents a multi-speed union as a "necessity", given the circumstances.
The European Stability Mechanism should be more transparent and independent to eurozone finance ministers, says Transparency International.
Poland appears increasingly isolated in Brussels as it seeks public support to unseat Donald Tusk as president of the European Council.
Leaders of Germany, France, Italy and Spain support forging ahead with European integration in a post-Brexit world, even if it means deepening cracks among EU member states.
Dutch elections are not enough about the EU, says former MEP Kathalijne Buitenweg. The Netherlands is no longer completely sovereign, but "that's okay".
Poland's Law and Justice Party has put a little-known MEP, Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, against Donald Tusk in the race for the European Council presidency.
The French president, who is hosting a meeting with the German, Italian and Spanish leaders, says that EU countries must be able to integrate further on economy, defence or research and calls for a eurozone budget.
EU summit must take into account "different levels of ambitions", with deeper integration for core groups of member states, Germany and France say.
The EU commission has launched five different scenarios on the make-up of the European Union by 2025.
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