The EU wants to see more African involvement in Mali. Paris has suggested a mission of African nations, under UN leadership.
The European Commission has said it will offer member states that present credible reform plans more time to bring their budgets in line with EU laws, a move that could be positive for nations such as France and Italy.
Newly elected anti-austerity party Syriza wants some of Greece's debt forgiven. No way, say the eurozone's finance leaders.
Reactions in Europe to the victory of anti-austerity party Syriza have suggested that Greece is on a "collision course" with the rest of the bloc. Eurozone finance ministers are to meet shortly.
Foreign ministers of European Union countries are meeting in Brussels to discuss on measures to freeze fighting in Syria. Ukraine's Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk is also due to attend the EU conference in Brussels.
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