Plans are being adopted and resolutions made, but moving forward means facing difficult truths about the past.
European figureheads have spoken out against Capitol rioters but also know they have problems in their own back yard.
Members of the far-right group have been found guilty of crimes including racketeering and murder.
Citizens feel disillusioned, but it's not all bad news.
Incumbent governments are enjoying renewed popularity during the pandemic, while far-right challengers get bogged down in conspiracy theories.
The European Commission promises a debate about representation. It should consider how Black and other people of colour feel about Europe.
Even the ruling party wants change – but Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini is unlikely to be able to deliver it on his own.
A tense regional election leaves food for thought on all sides.
It's not just that the new top team only represents western states. Several of them seem rather unprepared to lead the union.
There's a lot to play for in this sprawling democratic exercise, so here are the most important matters at hand.
Confused about how this vote works? D'Hondt worry, we've got you covered.
Who gets a vote and what are they voting for? Everything you need to know.
With the big parties under pressure from regional forces, it's hard to see how anyone could form a government on April 28.
Decades of consensus building have enabled the EU27 to show remarkable resilience and flexibility, despite chaos on the UK side
Plans for the Irish border come in to force after Brexit. But there is no plan for the rock after that date.
The ruling offers some relief for Remainers – but don't go thinking this is the end of Brexit.
Left-wing parties in Andalusia were the biggest losers as right-wing parties gained seats in in regional elections in early December.
It's a slippery concept but academics have reached agreement on some of its fundamental elements.
The questions raised by the region's failed bid for independence remain unanswered. And key figures remain in prison.
After 18 years as leader of her party, and 13 as German Chancellor, Angela Merkel has announced that this will be her last term. How has she changed Germany and the world?