The EU parliament has voted to pass legislation to allow all EU citizens to open a bank account including people who are poor and of no fixed address.
When individual members would rather illegally accept money and gifts instead of fighting corruption, there's no need for the Council of Europe anymore, says DW's Max Hofmann.
One year into his term, French President Emmanuel Macron has set out to reform his country and the EU. Now he's learning that progress in Europe moves at a snail's pace, says DW's Barbara Wesel.
The French president's urgent demands for EU reform could well be slowed down when he visits Berlin this week. Angela Merkel's conservatives are not on board with his plans to expand the bloc's bailout program.
Following the summit in Brussels, it is clear that upcoming budget negotiations will show who is with the EU and who is not. A split should not be ruled out, writes DW's Brussels correspondent Bernd Riegert.
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