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.
The Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders meet from Monday to Wednesday, before an multilateral conference on Thursday that could endorse a reunification settlement. Talks could still fail on Turkey's role.
Analysts have been keen to bundle together the election of Donald Trump in the US and the rise of right-wing populists in Europe. Pew research suggests this is premature.
News in Brief
British PM Theresa May didn't heed calls to choose a pro-Brexit figure to replace Sir Ivan Rogers, who resigned and criticised her lack of EU strategy.
The former Belgian PM is counting on support from smaller groups and on antipathy toward centre-right candidate Antonio Tajani.
Column / Brexit Briefing
The resignation of the British EU ambassador has exposed a divide between Leave and Remain supporters that goes to the core of the country's government.
The outgoing US ambassador to the EU, Anthony L Gardner, says Trump's transitional team had placed a call to officials at the EU institutions asking which member state would be next to leave the European Union.
Marine Le Pen reportedly did not meet with anyone from the Donald Trump team following her unannounced appearance at the Trump Tower in Manhattan.
Hungarian NGOs funded by philanthropist George Soros have vowed to defy prime minister Viktor Orban’s plan to “sweep them out” of the country.
Far-right parties are planning to launch a joint anti-EU campaign, but their attempt at a show of unity has highlighted differences within Germany's anti-system AfD.
Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders for the first time exchanged maps outlining a possible reunified island, just before a multilateral conference on Thursday.
In its first ever EU presidency, the smallest member state aims to reduce the "huge disconnect" between politicians and citizens.
Liberal parliament president candidate Verhofstadt gave up on having Italy's populist Five Star Movement join his group after his own MEPs rebelled against the move.
Italy's Five Star movement is leaving Ukip's eurosceptic EU parliament group and aiming to join the pro-EU liberal Alde faction.
German diplomatic notes said Juncker, in his time as Luxembourg PM, obstructed EU tax transparency, adding to EU commission's popularity crisis.
The Slovak PM warned his colleagues to stop calling referendums on domestic issues that put the EU and the euro in jeopardy.
From lost referendums to growing contention of the EU's role in policies, people's commitment to the European project has diminished further this year.
- Number of Unaccompanied Children Arriving by sea to Italy Doubles in 2016
- "Nordic Matters" Help Forge Closer Bonds Between the UK and the Nordic Region
- The age of Intelligent Machines: join the Conference on 25-27 January 2017
- No Better way to Lift Your Monday Blues Than to Gloss Over our Political Cartoons
- The Gulen Movement: An Islamic Response to Terror as a Global Challenge
- Minority Rights and Autonomy are a European Normality
- How to Create EU Competitiveness Post-Brexit? Seminar on January 24th
- Schulz to be Awarded the European Medal for Tolerance for his Stand Against Populism
- "Adventures in Moominland" Kick Off Nordic Matters Festival in London
- 15 Fully-Funded PhDs Across Europe on the Post-Crisis Legitimacy of the EU - Apply Now!
- Interview: Fethullah Gulen Condemns Assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey
- Public Support Needed to Promote Zero Waste in More Municipalities
- EU criticises Trump's Israel embassy idea
- EU should raise own taxes, says report
- Trump's anti-Nato views 'astonish' Europe
- No opt-outs on migration, says Malta
- Britain to issue EU ultimatum on Tuesday
- Italy's Grillo survives EU parliament fiasco
- Trump takes over and MEPs choose chief THIS WEEK
- Trump: Other countries will follow 'smart' UK out of EU
The V4 countries - Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia - has turned the EU's migration policy around. They now set their sights on reshaping the union.
EU trade policy has become a target for environmentalists, transparency advocates and populists alike, casting a doubt whether Europe can still close trade deals.
Social democrats and liberals said they could unseat the country's president - Klaus Iohannis - after he vetoed the nomination of a woman with alleged ties to Assad regime in Syria.
The British vote to leave the EU was, in large part, the product of neglect and circumstance. But it is also too late to put the genie back in the bottle.
Hungarian authorities are allowing a network of political and paramilitary groups with links to the far-right Jobbik to flourish and develop close links with Russia and with counterparts in other countries.
Prime minister Robert Fico gained EU and domestic praise for his six month at EU helm, but the far right is still on the rise in a country where Europe is still not a top issue.
A trade deal with Singapore must be ratified by all EU parliaments, a top lawyer at the EU court says, raising potential problems with other deals.
Theresa May labels Scottish proposals to remain part of Europe's trade area after Brexit as "impractical" and says they rely on assumptions about Scotland that cannot be accepted.
The EU Commission could ask member states to impose sanctions against Poland for its breach of the rule of law in a crucial meeting, though experts say the country is unlikely to be punished.
Freedom Party leaders went to Moscow and signed an agreement with a politician on an EU sanctions list to cooperate with Vladimir Putin's party.
The German chancellor says Monday's deadly crash at a Christmas market was a terrorist attack, but calls for calm. Her critics are already blaming her refugee policy.
Germany should not harbouring illusions of exceptionalism, but should craft its politics with foresight and in close contact with its European partners.
Thousands took to the streets over the weekend, furious at the government's attempts to restrict media freedom even further.
Dutch PM needs support from opposition parties, or ratification of strategic Ukraine treaty could still be blocked.
- EU Cannot Afford to Ignore the Western Balkans as Populism Surges
- Fethullah Gulen Calls for an Investigation on the Assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey
- Amid EU Talks on Migration, Children on the Move Remain Forgotten and Unprotected
- Alex Salmond Receives Coppieters Award for His Service to Scotland and Europe
- Strong Support for Hamburg Declaration on Human Rights Defenders
- How to Use Bioenergy Coming From Forests in a Sustainable Way?
- Report Reveals Corrupt but Legal Practices in Development Finance
- MEPs and Business Representatives Debate on the Future of the EU at Winter Mingle
- Fifty Key Factors in the Public Sector Accountants Need to Prepare for
- School “as Vital as Food and Medicine” for Children Caught up in Conflict
- EJC President Breathes Sigh of Relief Over Result of Austrian Presidential Election
- Congress Re-elects Klaus Heeger & Romain Wolff as Secretary General & President