Now that Greece's bailout and the framework for a banking supervisor have been taken care of, EU leaders are focussing on reforms -- like boosting economic competitiveness. But so far they've only agreed on a time frame.
The British premier has used an EU summit in Riga to propose tightening the rules around migrants to the bloc. The meeting was to focus on the partnership between EU members and several eastern European states.
The EU's fourth Eastern Partnership summit has wrapped up with the Western bloc and its eastern neighbors reaffirming their vows of cooperation. However, the summit also exposed strains over relations with Moscow.
Germany and France have pledged to do all they can to strike a global climate deal by the end of the year. At informal talks in Berlin, both countries stressed the need for economic incentives for decarbonization.
The European Union is skidding further toward a political crisis. Skepticism is growing across the bloc and the willingness to reform is ebbing, warns DW’s Bernd Riegert.