European Commission takes first step towards disciplining Italy over its draft 2019 budget but defiant Rome says it had no intention of changing its plans and sanctions would be "disrespectful" towards Italians.
Seven years into the Jasmine Revolution, there are no answers as to what happened to the hundreds of Tunisians who disappeared after illegally crossing into Italy.
The struggle for power between Italy and the EU is much more than just the budget; it's about who rules Italy.
The EU says Italy's spending is too high relative to tax receipts, and its budget deficit must come down.
The plight of refugees under Italy's right wing government is only getting worse.
Spain is allegedly at the front line of a massive wave of migrant arrivals from Africa. But is this really a crisis, or are Spain and Europe just victims of their own failed policies and a wave of xenophobia?
The UNHCR calls on EU member states to "urgently" offer places to some 150 people stranded on an Italian coastguard ship at a Sicilian port and says the Italian authorities to allow the immediate disembarkation of those on board in the meantime.
Dozens of people have been blocked at the Sicilian port of Catania on the Diciotti vessel since Monday night because the Italian government is refusing to allow them to disembark without commitments from the EU to take some of them in.
Rescue workers in Genoa continue the search for people still missing after the collapse of a bridge which has left at least 39 people dead.
Turkey has worked hard to become an energy hub connecting Asia and Europe. Now it's also set to gain an important role in the security and energy architecture of Eurasia.
Asia markets closed lower and the euro sank to a 10-month low against the US dollar as political turmoil in Italy left investors concerned over its implications in the eurozone.
In the face of predictable crises, the EU, unwilling to change course, has repeatedly walked into one after another.
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