US President Donald Trump's sweeping travel ban drew an angry response from EU chiefs Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel who rebuked his "unilateral action" and called for cooperation to fight the pandemic.
While both sides have traded barbs on the refugee situation, they are working towards finding common ground to diffuse tensions on the Greek border.
“NATO is in a critical period in which it should clearly show the alliance’s solidarity [with Turkey],” President Erdogan told reporters during a press conference alongside NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg.
Differences were "still too great to reach an agreement," German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters at the end of the two days of talks in Brussels.
European Union leaders began talks on a joint 2021-27 budget that will need to fill $81 billion hole left by Britain's departure just as they face costly climate and other challenges.
In Brussels, EU Council President Charles Michel and Commission leader Ursula von der Leyen are due to sketch out the first steps as a bloc of 27, rather than 28. UK PM Boris Johnson will meet his Cabinet in the pro-Brexit town of Sunderland.
The leaders of two of the European Union’s main institutions signed the divorce agreement governing Britain’s departure from the bloc next week, sealing the penultimate step in Brexit at a ceremony held without media access.
The European Parliament voted 383-327 vote with 22 abstentions on Tuesday to approve von der Leyen's nomination.
The nominations came after one of the longest summits in recent years, outstripping even all-night negotiations during the Greek debt crisis.
Belgium officially acknowledges responsibility for segregation policy under which 'metis' children were seized from Congo, part of its brutal 80 years of African colonisation.
Trade unions are protesting limits on wage increases during times of economic growth and want better conditions for early retirement, minimum wages and better education on the job.
Belgium's King Philippe has asked Prime Minister Charles Michel to continue to discharge government until elections in May while the premier lost his majority and stepped down.
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