Catholic leader doesn’t want to be used for political purposes.
EU leaders’ discussions will focus mainly on foreign policy, especially Turkey.
Report underscored vast differences in standards and practices among the EU’s members.
Poland’s most powerful politician takes his first government job since 2015.
Controversy comes as the European Parliament is set to reject financial approval for the EESC.
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‘I will be a free woman from tomorrow,’ Maggie De Block tells reporters.
There is no Brexit agreement in place to legally move people’s health data from UK apps to EU ones and vice versa.
First country-by-country assessment highlights shortcomings but also Commission’s inability to enforce standards.
British MPs are unhappy about the government imposing lockdown rules ‘by decree.’
Trump shredded the rulebook and any sense of decorum.
The German chancellor expressed admiration for the courage of Belarus’ women protesters.
The Flemish liberal leader will lead a governing coalition of 7 parties.
‘In democracy, no one’s actions are above criticism,’ Commission Vice President Věra Jourová tells POLITICO.
The primetime showdown quickly devolved into cross-talk and recriminations.
The arrest of Ayhan Bilgen is part of Ankara’s campaign against Kurdish self-rule at home and abroad.
As infections rise, political leaders’ work methods face scrutiny.
On Baltic trip, French president urges Continent to regain strategic independence.
Heads of state and government will focus mainly on foreign policy, especially Turkey, with a footnote on Brexit talks.
Sweden’s premier Stefan Löfven cannot attend the summit because of his mother’s funeral.
Britain took the action with its Canadian allies following a disputed election and opposition crackdown.
British PM had to correct himself after press conference gaffe.
Coronavirus has exposed weaknesses in Britain’s system, the prime minister warned.
US secretary of state flies in to pressure Holy See not to renew pact with Beijing on appointment of Catholic bishops.
Hungarian prime minister accuses Commission VP of ‘a humiliation to Hungary and the Hungarian people.’
Rising star of Italy’s right to lead European party family.
President says he’s fighting ‘tooth and nail’ to get MEPs back to French city.
Here’s where Trump and Biden are most likely to play fast and loose with the facts ahead of Tuesday night’s faceoff.
No solution to crisis without Putin, French president says.
He may not be stable, but he has a coherent strategy for harnessing self-promotion for personal gain.
Jourová had criticized the Hungarian leader in an interview this weekend.
The two countries say they want to ensure they’re not treated unfairly under Brussels’ ‘double standards.’
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With Washington in retreat, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has become a face-off between Turkey and Russia.
UK prime minister’s aggressive tactics are undermining trust abroad and at home.
Authorities say it’s difficult to prosecute those suspected of espionage.
Bundestag’s foreign affairs chief on China, 5G and transatlantic relations.
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The end of Quim Torra’s presidency could precipitate deeper changes in the Catalan government.
What you need to know about the deadly clashes over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Talks will take place during French president’s visit to Lithuania.
Another 4 years of Trump would be a boon to Russia, Ukrainians fear.
The U.S. secretary of state is on a five-day tour of Southern Europe.
French president says coronavirus is no reason to stay away — but legislature scraps session anyway.
The values and transparency commission vice president last week said Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was building ‘an ill democracy.’
Quim Torra banned from public office for breaching electoral law.
‘I am very grateful to Chancellor Merkel for visiting me in hospital,’ Navalny says.
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