How exactly the new German government shapes up, is being watched keenly in Brussels. Berlin remains hugely influential in the European Union. But some officials are concerned about the influence the AfD could have going forward.
In many EU countries, right-wing populists are benefiting from the unsolved migration problems. A European solution is becoming increasingly difficult, and countries are starting to go it alone.
The Turkish government accuses left-wing politician Andrej Hunko of supporting the Kurdistan Workers' Party. The group has been labeled a terrorist organization by the EU and the US.
British MPs rejected a plan to strengthen parliament's power to intervene if no divorce deal is reached with Brussels. A rebellion by pro-EU MPs was averted after they were promised a "meaningful vote" on the outcome.
Germany, France and key European states will hold an informal meeting on Sunday to address migration. It comes as the EU shifts into overdrive to strike a migration deal ahead of a leaders summit on June 28-29.
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