This week's European parliamentary elections will launch a scramble for the continent's top leadership jobs -- it but won't decide the winners.
Washington and Brussels have both proposed solutions to facilitate cross-border access to data for law enforcement officials, but the issue has stirred up a hornet's nest.
EU leaders have started on the delicate task of filling key European posts, launching a diplomatic "Game of Thrones" sure to be filled with feuds, betrayals and last minute plot twists.
The EU was celebrating its 10th anniversary of stronger relations with six former Soviet states, nonetheless, the celebration was dominated by territorial conflicts between some member states.
Theresa May's Conservative Party, in addition to the Labour Party, witnessed disastrous results in local elections, while the Liberal Democrat Party was a big winner amid Brexit chaos.
The European Union has launched a plan to give up to one billion euros in cheaper loans to young farmers, who are often turned away by banks.
EU officials worry that the European elections in a month's time could open the door to a new wave of populist, anti-EU politicians hell-bent on wrecking the bloc's modus operandi. But the populists' success will depend on their ability to work together.