European Parliament President Martin Schulz joined the 27 EU heads of state in their first meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron after Brexit. "A lot of people in the room were sad", Schulz told DW in an exclusive interview.
EU budget chief Günther Oettinger says he wants Berlin to pay at least 3 billion euros more to cope with new tasks after Britain leaves the bloc. But he said that meant just 10 cents a day more for everyone in Germany.
Angela Merkel has acknowledged European Union financing challenges for the remaining 27 member states after 2019. The chancellor later discussed the problem with the leaders of Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Martin Selmayr has been the shadowy figure beside EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker since 2014. His promotion to Commission secretary-general could cement his power in EU politics for years to come.
In the wake of the 2016 Brexit referendum, Theresa May is seeking new deals for an unmoored Britain. Without the EU's backing, the UK prime minister's negotiating position is diminished, Frank Sieren writes.
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