Taxes on products considered polluting are struggling to gain ground in the EU despite backing from Brussels, in the face of opposition from movements like France's "Yellow Vests".
Chinese firms have plowed at least 145 billion euros into Europe since 2010, but investment has been slowing recently as several European governments tighten rules on acquisitions by foreign firms.
The imminent fall of the Islamic State's caliphate in Iraq and Syria has left many countries grappling with what to do with jihadists who want to return.
The European Union countries have come to an agreement with the EU regarding the German-Russian gas pipeline ''Nord Stream 2'' project.
European Union member states have adopted a Franco-German compromise allowing Berlin to remain the lead negotiator with Russia on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Europe.
The EU member states have reached an agreement on Nord Stream 2 pipeline, that allows Russia to supply Europe with natural gas across the Baltic Sea.
The EU did not approve of the proposed merger between the German company Siemens and the French Alstom in order to maintain the competition in the European market.