May's letter insists on parallel talks on the divorce settlement and a deal on future relations, while hinting that a failed deal could jeopardise security cooperation.
The decision to block the merger of the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse was expected, as negotiations between the parties broke down a few weeks ago.
News in Brief
- UK delivered its Article 50 letter to the EU
- Support for Germany's anti-EU party fading
- Turkish intelligence not welcome in Germany
- US senate approves Montenegro’s Nato bid
- Scottish MPs give go ahead to seek referendum
- Uber pulls out of Denmark over new taxi-regulation
- EU court validates sanctions on Russia's Rosneft
- Luxembourg to team up with Ireland in Apple tax appeal
The challenges and threats to the European Union are all reflected in the Greek case.
Disagreements between Nordic countries and Russia on Crimea and Ukraine are briefly set aside at a conference on Arctic development.
Europeans need to propose "projects of common interest" to the US president to preserve "Western unity" on Russia, Norbert Roettgen, the chair of Bundestag's foreign affairs committee said.
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.
Trump signs order to roll back predecessor's climate action plan, as the EU turns towards China.
The struggling Socialist candidate in France's presidential election said Merkel did not rule out his idea on radical eurozone reform.
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.
Amendments to Ukraine anti-corruption law designed to intimidate civil society and journalists in echoes of "Putin's Russia", NGOs said.
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.
Commission is withholding action on Hungary's detention of asylum seekers, even as the Hungarian government tries to "stop Brussels" on immigration policy.
Austria is required to start relocating asylum seekers from Italy and Greece after an exemption to the scheme ended on 11 March. But Austria's chancellor has other ideas and wants the exemption prolonged.
Ride-sharing service Uber has announced it will shut down activities in Denmark in protest over a new law introducing the same requirements for Uber as for other taxi services.
The former secretary general of the United Nations visited Brussels and said that African farmers are "trying to compete" while the EU subsidises its farmers.
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Trump congratulated Merkel on a regional poll, while Merkel invited his daughter to Berlin as the US and Germany mend ties.
LuxLeak whistleblower Antoine Deltour is urging justice ministers to help put in place rules to protect people across Europe who leak confidential information for the public good.
The political spring in Belarus ended just as the actual season began, but greater changes loom after 23 years of dictatorship.
Display of EU unity in Rome at weekend came under pressure as interior ministers gathered to discuss migration on Monday.
Weakening the EU by meddling in French and German elections will top Russia's foreign policy agenda this year, Russian opposition leader Mikhail Kasyanov has warned.
May vowed "never to allow" the UK to become "looser and weaker" on a visit to Scotland amid calls for a new independence vote.
Although car manufacturers are reaching their CO2 targets for their fleets, car usage has gone up in Germany, while the gap between lab results and actual fuel consumption has increased.
Despite ambitious plans and a top political priority to fight childhood obesity, Malta has only managed to halt the rise of obese and overweight children.
One of the biggest mafia trials in Europe in recent years is about to end. Members of the Crupi clan are accused of smuggling vast amounts of cocaine from South America to Italy, using the Netherlands as their main hub.
To make the EU's agricultural system fairer and more environmentally friendly, there has to be a radical rethink of current practices.
Top European banks registered an estimated €25 billion in tax havens in 2015, according to a report by international aid agency Oxfam.
EU and US call on Russia to free those who are detained, after tens of thousands protested against corruption in the biggest challenge to Kremlin authority in five years.
UK prime minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 of the EU treaty on Wednesday, with the EU expected to respond within 48 hours.
The centre-right leader will need to find partners in order to become prime minister for the third time.
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