Armin Laschet, Olaf Scholz or Annalena Baerbock: As Germany prepares to elect a new government, EU countries are watching intently. A look at initial reactions from Paris, Warsaw and Brussels.
Ocean temperatures and water levels are continuing to rise as a result of human intervention. This is having a widespread impact on sealife and weather patterns.
Beijing's seemingly eco-conscious pledge could mend some bridges between China and the EU, say analysts, after relations between the two sides have worsened since early 2020.
The European Union should intensify efforts to phase out the use of animals in scientific research, lawmakers have said in a resolution.
The European Union says it will impose a universal charger for smartphones, setting up a clash with Apple and its widely used iPhone connector cable. European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton says 'something had to be done' as he introduces the plan for a universal charger following the announcement that the European Commission believes a standard cable for all devices will cut back on electronic waste, but Apple says a one-size fits all charger will stop innovation and create more pollution.
France is looking to shore up EU support as the fallout from a surprise defense deal grows. The US, Australia and Britain insist that the diplomatic crisis wouldn't affect their long-term relations with France.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has pursued a conciliatory approach with Ankara despite divergent interests and tensions on many issues. A new government could mean a new approach to the strongman president.
Each year, the European Commission takes stock of the state of the EU, and the president delivers a speech to parliament. The main issues this year are the same as in 2020. Bernd Riegert has an overview from Brussels.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the EU's vaccination drive was done "the right way" and vowed to donate 200 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to low-income countries.
Belarusian opposition figures Maria Kolesnikova and Maxim Znak have been handed long prison terms by a Minsk court. Reactions from Germany and the EU have been unequivocal.
The top EU court told a Barcelona tapas bar to drop the term "champanillo" from advertising, ruling that it infringes on legal protections given to champagne.
The EU wants Poland to be fined over new laws it believes undermine the country's judiciary. European lawmakers say the punitive measures must be in place until there is compliance.