Germany's level of compliance with anti-corruption recommendations issued in 2015 was "overall very low," the Council of Europe's Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) said.
After being at the sea for four days, a group of migrants are finally allowed to enter Malta and will be distributed around the EU countries.
The EU statistics agency Eurostat released its 2018 report showing extremely diverse unemployment rates across Europe.
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.