On their last summit of the year, EU leaders seem to agree on a banking union but less on common defense policy.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, a seasoned stickler, is bidding farewell after eight years. Though anyone in the EU looking forward to a future of more debt may be cheering too soon, writes Bernd Riegert.
Germany's European neighbors are not overly concerned by the aftermath of the election in Berlin. They expect Angela Merkel to remain the "dealmaker" in Europe. Trust in her appears as strong as ever, says Barbara Wesel.
Leaders from 27 European Union states have unanimously agreed on guidelines for negotiations on the UK's divorce from the bloc. The leaders have also urged unity going into two years of talks with Britain.
Uncertainty about who could be sitting across from EU negotiators during Brexit talks has returned following the shock outcome of the UK's general election. Several EU politicians have said talks may need to be delayed.
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