It has long been Northern Ireland that has bedevilled efforts to negotiate an orderly Brexit, but now another British territory has emerged to haunt the talks: Gibraltar.
Billions of euros worth of critically endangered eels are trafficked each year from Europe, ending up in China and Japan in what is "the largest wildlife crime on Earth," campaigners say.
Brussels has officially rejected Italy's big-spending budget, clearing the path for unprecedented sanctions and deepening a bitter row with Rome's populist government.
European ministers sign off on Britain's draft divorce deal as they launch a "painful" final week of negotiations on future cross-Channel ties.
French President Emmanuel Macron has urged a Franco-German push to make Europe a stronger and more confident global player that could prevent "chaos" on the world stage.