Eurogroup head Mario Centeno warns of differing opinions towards a plan by France and Germany to establish a eurozone budget, ahead of a key EU summit to discuss the matter.
Turkey's EU accession talks have come to a "standstill" as the country moves further away from the bloc, with little prospect of change in the near future, EU ministers have said.
Britain is backing a French plan to create a European military intervention force as a way to maintain strong defence ties with the EU after Brexit, a minister tells AFP
Poland has signed a $4.75 billion (3.8-billion-euro) contract to purchase a US-made Patriot anti-missile system, a move that is likely to irk Russia as East-West tensions rise.
With naval power Britain at the EU's exit door, Spain has gone on the offensive to be the next major player defending European shores.
New US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took aim at Germany over its defence spending, using his first NATO meeting to push President Donald Trump's call for allies to shoulder a bigger burden.