In meetings with EU leaders, Mike Pence reaffirmed the Trump administration's commitment to cooperate with a united EU, but disagreements are still there.
A 59-page internal EU report provides a bleak overview of a country seen as vital in stemming migration flows towards Italy.
Not only Donald Trump but also Poland's Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Hungary's Viktor Orban and Norway's Siv Jensen have been bashing Sweden over its once liberal migration policy in recent years.
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- Greece agrees on new bailout reforms
- EU commission denies Juncker resignation rumour
- US "strongly committed" to cooperation with EU, says vice-president
- Wilders pulls out of second Dutch election TV debate
- Russia to recognise passports from breakaway Ukraine regions
- Pro-refugee marchers swarm through Barcelona
- Renzi seeks party's support
- EU probes China-funded rail project
'There is no time to lose,' Elzbieta Bienkowska told member states. 'There is systematic failure in the type approval system in Europe.'
Malta's government proposes widening libel laws to include all sorts of material published online.
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Arguments put forward by Nord Stream 2's Brussels lobbyist in defence of the Russian-led project are not consistent and ignore some basic facts.
The US vice-president becomes the first senior Trump administration official to visit EU institutions. Greece's creditors try to break deadlock in talks, and British Lords will debate Brexit.
Current anger over corruption laws can be traced back to a night-club fire in 2015, when many died because of lax safety standards. Romanians then realised that corruption can kill.
Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh are voting on a new constitution in the crosshairs of Azerbaijan's artillery, as EUobserver looks at the issues in what could become Europe's next war.
US vice-president Mike Pence crowned a week of American diplomacy in Europe on Saturday by promising to stick by Nato and to take a tough line on Russia.
Although Trump said he would tear up the Iran Nuclear Agreement, the new administration seems to want to work on a new policy toward Iran. Let's hope European leaders will respond in kind to this approach.
Germany’s defence minister described Russia as a threat to Europe’s “way of life”, while also lecturing Trump on values.
The EU ombudsman's slapdown of the EU diplomatic service's unpaid internship programs offers a glimmer of hope to a future of paid internships in Europe.
Wilders' prediction that the Trump political spirit will jump the Atlantic will soon be put to the test in the Dutch elections.
U2's Bono writes that Africa should be at the centre of political leader's thoughts at the latest G20 foreign minister's summit and the Munich security conference this coming week.
Individuals and companies brought 974 new cases to the Court's General Court in 2016, compared to 831 new cases the year before.
The UK's capital is struggling with poor air quality. The London mayor says daily £10 tax will apply from October.
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Internships in the EU foreign service can help young people to build their career, so they should be open to anyone, not only those who can afford them, the EU ombudsman Emily O'Reilly said.
A leaked EU anti-fraud office report says French far-right leader, Marine Le Pen, had her bodyguard and personal assistant paid by the EU parliament for jobs they did not do.
The commission head says the US should count EU development spending as a form of security, in a direct challenge to US comments on Nato.
The German election is adding to the challenges facing the European Parliament's Socialists, who are looking for a new coalition to advance their issues.
Kosovo leaders will raise a glass to celebrate their achievements from nine years of independence this Friday, but many of their people will not cheer along with them.
Polls suggest that four or five parties will be needed to form a majority after the 15 March vote. The shrunk size of the establishment parties means that smaller parties may play a role of kingmaker.
Justin Trudeau promises MEPs that the EU-Canada trade deal will work and praised the bloc as "unprecedented model for peaceful cooperation".
People arriving in Italy from Libya are avoiding Austria's tight border controls and are instead heading towards Switzerland.
US threatened to reduce its involvement in Nato if Europeans did not spend more. It also criticised Russia, amid confusion on Trump's foreign policy.
The parliament backs reform plans for the EU's carbon trading scheme, but allow polluting industries to maintain some controversial benefits.
Member states disagree over whether to allow more oversight at EU level into how cars are being approved.
The Dutch government had banned the software programme used previously to register votes, to prevent hacking, but wants to accommodate local officials who want to use technological aides.
The EU's border and coast guard agency says NGOs and others conducting search and rescue operations near Libya are helping criminals "achieve their objectives at minimum cost."
Amid protests in front of the European Parliament's Strasbourg building and after heated debate among MEPs, the landmark trade deal with Canada was approved with a comfortable majority.
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