New President of the European Council Donald Tusk

Ukraine looms large on summit agenda

Donald Tusk takes charge of his first European Council, where Juncker's proposed investment plan will be discussed.

EU foreign affairs council in Brussels

EU changes its Bosnia policy

EU seeks to inject some momentum into relations with Bosnia by delaying demand for constitutional reform.

Turkish police operation against Fethullah Gulen Movement in Turkey

EU criticises Turkish raids

Raids on media linked to rival of the president are sharply condemned by the EU.

Land reform in South Africa

EU embraces private sector in development

Member states say the EU should strengthen the private sectors of developing countries, including financial services for women and young entrepreneurs.

Dutch registered fishing trawler Annelies Ilina detained by Irish Navy

EU trawlers banned from Mauritania

EU loses fishing rights in the largest national fishery open to EU ships after dispute over fees.