Some leaders are pointing to the UK referendum as a wakeup call to to rein in what one of them described as a 'bureaucratic, undemocratic behemoth.' But all agreed the 'four freedoms' central to European unity are indivisible.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May hopes her Brexit talks with European Council President Donald Tusk will yield something to write home about. But what impact could Germany's political vacuum have on any progress?
Ireland's opposition has called for a vote of no confidence in the deputy prime minister. The government could collapse ahead of an EU summit addressing the post-Brexit border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.
A looming Brexit makes Britain ineligible to host the EU's year-long cultural title, the EU has confirmed, describing it as a matter of "common sense." Some British cities had already launched selection campaigns.
British Prime Minister Theresa May could bulk up the amount that Britain pays as it leaves the EU, in a bid to move talks on to trade. But senior leave campaigners have attached a condition to the money.
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