A recent study by Oceana, an environmental organization, has found that plastic waste found on the beaches is not to be compared with the amounts of plastic that land at the bottom of the ocean threatening sea life in European oceans.
With social distancing the new norm across Europe there has been a shift in thinking about holidays, with one survey showing 83% of Spaniards planned to use their own car over public transport
Who will be the next Eurogroup president? Eurozone finance ministers will meet to elect a new president, filling a key job just as the continent is facing the worst recession in EU history.
The European Union has confirmed that an "EU migration and asylum pact" will be proposed to the 27 member states by autumn, in order to reach an agreement regarding the asylum and migrants allocation within the EU.
Thousands of immigrant workers travel to a fertile valley in the Aragon region of northeastern Spain every year but a fresh outbreak of coronavirus infections has worried the authorities
Recently released from lockdown, many Europeans thronged shady parks as temperatures soared during a heat wave experts fear will lead to new infections as people flout social distancing rules
As European countries emerge from coronavirus lockdowns and lift travel restrictions, the EU has aimed to coordinate border reopening among members - but the process has been far from harmonious
Accepting food handouts has become reality for thousands in Spain where poverty has soared during the pandemic, echoing the 2008 crisis from which many have barely recovered
The coronavirus lockdowns may not have been universally popular but they have alleviated some of the ills associated with tourism such as the overcrowding of city centres and rent rises