Ukraine's prime minister has quit and the country's parliament has voted down anti-protest laws. Still, protestors haven't gone home.
The European Union seems to have spent 2016 in a state of constant crisis - or "polycrisis," as European Commission president Juncker calls it. Our Brussels correspondent Bernd Riegert looks back over the past year.
The Balkans were again at the center of European politics in 2015. The countries of southern Europe are playing a key role in dealing with the refugee crisis.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his government to take the "crooks in Kyiv" to court if they didn't repay a multi-billion-euro bond. Ukraine, however, remains defiant and has vowed to fight back.
Front National leader Marine Le Pen has met with Vladimir Putin and Russian lawmakers in Moscow. Russia has been cozying up to right-wing candidates and meddling in European and US elections.
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