The European Parliament approved a report which advocates extra checks to ensure the EU legislates only on areas not best left to member states and that the legislation is fit for purpose as well as proportionate
Hungarian populist premier Viktor Orban denounced threatened EU sanctions over the country's deteriorating rights situation.
EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said remaining differences over a planned military headquarters had been resolved and it could be formally launched in a few days.
The EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) made the call at a UN climate change conference taking place in Bonn.
President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to shut down an investigation into ties between Michael Flynn and Russia.
The new French president and the German chancellor were speaking in Berlin on Macron's 1st day in the job.
Heavy gunfire erupted on Monday in Ivory Coast's two largest cities of Abidjan and Bouake as the military said it pressed an operation to quash a four-day nationwide army mutiny over bonus payments.
Germany has about 270 troops at the base. The refusal was communicated to Germany’s ambassador over the weekend.
French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed Edouard Philippe, a relatively unknown 46-year-old lawmaker, as prime minister.
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has concluded his official visit to Myanmar, announcing new funding of €12 million for the country.