Workers who rely on shuttling across frontiers in Central Europe face a difficult dilemma now that the coronavirus pandemic has seen several countries shut their borders
Eastern EU members Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary have opposed the bloc's target of zero net carbon emissions by 2050
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.
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.
European Union scientists have found no evidence of an "east-west divide" in the bloc's food quality as they reject claims of "food apartheid"
Three votes by the European Parliament in recent years have exposed deep divisions between EU members from the wealthier west and the previously communist east of the bloc.