EU leaders were focussing on reforms at their final summit of the year -- like boosting economic competitiveness. But so far they've only agreed on a time frame.
The European Commission has come up with a package of measures to help create a single digital market in the 28-member bloc. The focus is on providers of video streaming services and TV advertising.
German media has reported that Ankara is banning Syrian academics from leaving Turkey. Turkey has already threatened to end a migration deal with the EU amid the ongoing dispute over visa-free travel for its citizens.
An EU plan that would extend visa-free travel privileges to Turkey as of July 1 will be delayed over worries Ankara won't meet the key conditions on time. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in no mood to budge.
A familiar ritual has been repeated in Greece, with long overdue reforms being agreed at the last minute. That’s not helping much to improve the country’s situation, says Spiros Moskovou.
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