New figures on unemployment rates in the eurozone paint a bleak picture. It's even worse for the under-25s in Spain and Greece.
The European Commission has for the first time ever rejected the budget of a member state, as it said the spending plans of Italy's populist government were violating the bloc's debt limit and needed revision.
The high demand for residency and citizenship in EU member states has created a market for corrupt national officials to forge documents and pocket the money. Governments even profit on selling citizenship or residency.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published results of a stress test it ran on major lenders from the EU and Norway, showing that a clutch of British banks and two lenders from Italy fared worst.
Italy has stuck to its big-spending budget plan, despite demands for changes from the EU and the threat of financial penalties. The move has sparked concerns over Italy's debt, and uncertainty from investors.
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