While the German government repeated its plan on Friday to consider freezing or even ending accession talks with Turkey, European Union foreign ministers shrugged off the idea and instead stressed the need for dialogue.
The European parliament's chief Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt said on Wednesday that ongoing negotiations over the terms of Britain's departure from the bloc were making "slow progress in general."
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into a proposed 66-billion-dollar takeover of US agrochemical company Monsanto by German pharmaceutical giant Bayer over competition concerns.
The European Commission starts an infringement procedure against Poland over its plans to exert more control over the judiciary.
German grocery store chain Rewe and its discount subsidiary Penny had announced that they would be removing all eggs from the Netherlands from supermarket shelves.
The battle for the spoils of Brexit begins, with 23 European cities launching their bids to host two London-based EU regulatory agencies.
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control underlines the importance of increasing testing that leads to higher detection rates.
European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker promised Slovakia and other eastern EU states he would help stamp out the "unacceptable" sale of lower quality food products in their markets.