EU leaders arrive for what may well be contentious budget talks in Brussels. The leaders of Germany, France, Britains and Latvia state their positions.
Paris and Berlin have agreed on possible sanctions after at least 25 people died in violent clashes in Kyiv. The EU is preparing to push through emergency measures following the bloodshed on Tuesday.
As Chancellor Merkel addresses parliament during a historic visit in London, Great Britain's influence in the EU appears to be declining. But it doesn't have to be that way, says Peter Wilding, a pro-EU Briton.
French President Francois Hollande has rejected British plans to revise EU treaties. At a meeting in England, Hollande said the issue was "not a priority" for Paris, also urging Britain to remain in Europe.
For the first time in Europe-wide elections, candidates are running for the office of President of the EU Commission. But the election campaign could be a dead end, warns DW's Christian Trippe.
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