Poland and Hungary have recently clashed with Brussels over democratic freedoms, but economic drivers are at play, too.
The final report of the EU's summit in Sweden makes generous use of the adjective "fair". With populism and xenophobia are on the rise, could this be the basis of a new narrative for Europe?
Several post-communist member states are moving further and further away from European Union norms.
The Chinese zodiac predicts justice, openness, tolerance and innovation for the year ahead. After a difficult political year, it could be just the tonic.
A group of 25 EU countries is to work together more closely than ever before to develop military capabilities.
China, which recycles much of the world's waste material, is slashing its scrap imports. This move could force the United States and Europe to boost recycling instead of shipping trash overseas.
France recently adopted NutriScore, a series of simple colour codes that will allow consumers to easily identify the healthiest foods. But some of the biggest food conglomerates are fighting back.
Worries about the loss of low-skilled labour risk obscuring a genuine flaw in the UK economy at the upper end of the scale.
New research shows that not all young people are totally devastated by the referendum result.
Winning an independence referendum is the simple bit – It's no easy trick to assert yourself on the world stage.
An expert explains why the EU is ill-equipped to handle a problem like Catalonia.
Should we care about the loss of an industry that normally lives in the shadows?
The 31-year-old looks set to form a coaltion between his conservative party and the far right.
Despite the peace and prosperity brought about by the EU, it continues to be seen as remote and antidemocratic. How can this be fixed ? One possibility is the creation of a Commissioner for Happiness.
Despite the inevitable transition costs for both sides, there may also be some benefits to a split.
Few thought she'd go the distance when she first came to power. That was more than a decade ago.
After three rounds of talks, what has been agreed and what are the big sticking points?
With such a colourful political past, the British prime minister will be hoping for a show of substance in choosing the Tuscan city.
The European Commission has published its guidelines for talks on this thorny issue.
Talk of banks leaving London completely for other European cities is just that – talk.