New European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was sworn into office on Sunday. She has set a plan and goals she wants to achieve in her five-year term. Von der Leyen will be however facing some challenges in return.
The EU member states and the European Parliament are trying to agree on next year's budget plan before the approaching deadline.
Starting from mid-2022 - all new cars in the European Union market will have to be fitted with new safety features as an attempt to reduce the number of road deaths and accidents.
European banks are working on a new payment system to challenge the dominance of Visa, Mastercard and technology companies such as Google and PayPal, sources have told AFP
There were several accusations that EU agricultural subsidies end up in the pockets of politicians in power in several countries in Europe. The European Commission defended itself, however, from such allegations.
The EU is trying to avoid new US tariffs being imposed on European goods, the EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom has confirmed.
Portugal has voted on Sunday and unlike European trends, the ruling Socialists, led by Prime Minister Antonio Costa, have won in the parliamentary elections and so they have regained power.
The unemployment rate in the European Union has dropped in August, in comparison to the previous month and the same month last year. This rate is in fact the lowest joblessness rate the eurozone has reached since May 2008.
Interior ministers from several European countries, as well as the European Commission, met in Malta to discuss finding a deal to the distribution of the migrants rescued in the Central Mediterranean.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday for the first time since taking office, as efforts to prevent a no-deal Brexit on October 31 show little sign of progress.