The EU wants to see more African involvement in Mali. Paris has suggested a mission of African nations, under UN leadership.
Greece's decision to pursue closer ties with Russia has put some in Brussels on edge. Athens faces a cash crunch in the next few weeks if it cannot reach a deal with EU and IMF creditors.
Greece's new prime minister has begun a much-anticipated meeting with the German chancellor in Berlin. His first visit to Germany since taking office was meant to reduce heightened tensions between Athens and Berlin.
US President Barack Obama has welcomed Donald Tusk, the EU Council president, to the White House. The two didn't meet on equal footing - and with the EU's large population and economic might, the question is, why not?
At a meeting of foreign ministers from the 28 EU countries, the diplomats have discussed how to proceed with a divided Libya. They have also agreed to reopen Bosnia's path to membership status.