Now that Greece's bailout and the framework for a banking supervisor have been taken care of, EU leaders are focussing on reforms -- like boosting economic competitiveness. But so far they've only agreed on a time frame.
EU leaders have been looking for a way out of the crisis triggered by the Brexit vote. They've now agreed on a road map designed to move the EU forward, but the refugee question remains unanswered. Barbara Wesel reports.
Violent clashes between protesters and police have also broken out in the French city of Nantes. Nationwide protests have disrupted several sectors across France, with air travel among the worst affected.
French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have come out in support of a deal struck by the trilateral contact group for a general ceasefire in Ukraine. They meet Putin in China next week.
An improved outlook for the US economy and solid job creation have bolstered the case for raising interest rates, the chair of the US central bank has said. But she did not indicate any specific timeframe for the move.
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