European Union leaders have reached a deal aimed at controlling the number of migrants and refugees trying to enter Europe.
EU leaders clinch a migration deal during all-night talks that Italy's hardline new PM said meant his country was "no longer alone" in shouldering the responsibility for migrants.
A row over how the European Union should deal with migrants crossing the Mediterranean has heated up in recent weeks, even though their number has declined sharply since 2015.
Eurogroup head Mario Centeno warns of differing opinions towards a plan by France and Germany to establish a eurozone budget, ahead of a key EU summit to discuss the matter.
Turkey's EU accession talks have come to a "standstill" as the country moves further away from the bloc, with little prospect of change in the near future, EU ministers have said.
The EU has agreed to open negotiations with Albania and the ex-Yugoslav republic of Macedonia on the countries joining the bloc starting in June next year, provided certain conditions are met.
The European Union’s leaders bemoan the lack of progress made on the Irish border conundrum by the United Kingdom’s negotiation team.
A demographic gulf has opened up in Europe since the fall of the Iron Curtain, with migration behind a population decline in many eastern European countries