Expert analysis, features and profiles of key topical issues in the European Union.
After a lengthy summer break, Prime Minister David Cameron is buckling down for months of hard graft over Britain's referendum on leaving the EU, which could be complicated by Europe's migrant crisis.
Europe's cherished system of borderless travel is increasingly at risk as countries grapple with record numbers of refugees and migrants clamouring to enter their territory, officials and analysts say.
With just three weeks to go before Greece's snap elections, analysts say charismatic ex-premier Alexis Tsipras remains popular with an electorate determined to stay in the euro -- even if it means more painful austerity.
Faced with its worst migrant crisis since World War II, Europe has many sensible options to deal with people fleeing conflict in Syria and elsewhere -- but can't agree on any of them.
Ties between the EU and Russia remain at their lowest ebb over the conflict in Ukraine, ahead of a series of key talks including a visit by President Petro Poroshenko to Brussels on Thursday.
Greek rebel leader Panagiotis Lafazanis is an outspoken former Communist whose staunch opposition to the latest bailout deal split the ruling Syriza party and ultimately forced new elections.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras knew all too well that Greece's huge bailout would appall many in his radical leftist party -- but now the hard-fought rescue has cost him his government.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel insists the International Monetary Fund must participate in Greece's new bailout, but doubts about IMF involvement are complicating her bid to sell MPs the deal ahead of Wednesday's key parliamentary vote.
Eurozone finance ministers were scheduled Friday to go over a new bailout programme in return for reforms by Greece, but some of the creditors feel Athens' pledges are not precise enough.
The birth of the United Nations, the death of colonial empires and the first steps towards the European Union are all legacies of World War II.
Greece's international creditors will have an unprecedented say over the country's government to make sure Athens sticks to the terms of its huge third bailout. But will it be enough to ensure its success?
Europe's last wild sturgeons got a rare boost this summer when the conservationist group WWF Bulgaria released more than 50,000 babies of these prehistoric fish into the lower Danube, marking the end of a three-year project co-funded by the European Union.
At the crack of dawn hundreds of refugees, most of them Syrians, stream into Serbia's southern valley of Presevo after a perilous journey they hope will lead to a new life in the European Union.
In Greece, hospitality is a concept as old as the Acropolis. But the country's hated creditors cannot expect the usual warm welcome when they arrive this week to thrash out a third huge international bailout.
It is just the headache Greece's government does not need right now: how can it loosen the capital controls that are shielding its banks, but strangling the rest of the economy?
Greece introduced a raft of capital controls on June 29 to stop a panicked outflow of cash from the country's banks, in a dramatic escalation of its financial crisis.
Hundreds of cats are loose on the streets, and food is running low for some residents of Athens' zoo. It isn't just humans who are suffering as Greece tries to claw its way out of economic crisis.
Faced with a deep economic crisis at home, at least 11,000 Greek companies have found a safe haven in neighbouring low-wage Bulgaria -- the poorest member of the European Union.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has won a difficult gamble in convincing the Greek parliament to agree to tough reforms demanded by Greece's creditors, but he is paying the price of deep splits within his radical-leftist Syriza party.
The jury is still out on whether Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is the man who capitulated to "blackmail" from Greece's international creditors, or pulled his country back from the abyss.