EU leaders were focussing on reforms at their final summit of the year -- like boosting economic competitiveness. But so far they've only agreed on a time frame.
Following emergency talks with German and French leaders, Greece has agreed to submit a reform list "within days." Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has urged the two leaders to help tackle a looming financial crisis.
The EU has said it will make additional funds available to Athens to help spur growth and combat poverty. This came after Greece's premier pledged to press on with reforms to satisfy the country's creditors.
The German parliament has approved the EU's association agreements with Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia. MP's also took time to remember the victims of the Germanwings crash in southern France.
The EU and Balkan countries have launched a campaign aimed at stemming the flow of fighters from southeastern Europe to join jihadists in the Middle East. At least 3,000 fighters have left Europe for Syria so far.