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 leaders of Germany and France spoke with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko by phone on Sunday, discussing economic reforms and a tenuous ceasefire that has been repeatedly violated since September.
If the atmosphere between Paris and Berlin is as bad as the tone of their dialogue, the EU has a problem, comments Barbara Wesel.
EU leaders have gathered in Brussels for a summit in which they hope to agree a long-term strategy on Russia. The leaders were also expected to back an investment plan aimed at spurring growth in the 28-member bloc.
A French politician has launched a verbal assault on Angela Merkel after the German leader called for more budget tightening in France and Italy. German finance minister Schäuble attempted to strike a conciliatory tone.
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