On September 26 last year, Emmanuel Macron laid out his vision for a reformed EU to blunt the rise of nationalism and ensure the bloc has a future as an independent actor on the world stage.
More than 1,500 refugees and migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in the first seven months of this year, over half of them in June and July, the UNHCR says.
The EU proposes financial incentives to member countries to admit migrants from Mediterranean rescue boats as part of efforts to defuse a weeks-long showdown with Italy.
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.
The Slovenian anti-immigration party that came first in last week's election will attempt to form a coalition government, its leader says, despite falling well short of a parliamentary majority.