The European Commission says France must rein in public spending and reform its labor market and pension system. President Francois Hollande promised action but says the EU cannot tell Paris what reforms to introduce.
European Union leaders fear Angela Merkel's weakened power could be a liability for the bloc. When it comes to political heavyweights in Europe, the German chancellor has long been top of the list.
Appointing a few new ministers won't be enough to improve French President Emmanuel Macron's sinking approval ratings. He needs to change his style of leadership, writes DW's Max Hofmann.
Moldova is Europe's poorest nation with per capita income half that of Albania. Yet since the tiny ex-Soviet state stood up to Russian bullying, it has become something of a superpower — in the wine industry.
Eurozone finance ministers have sided with the European Commission, slamming Italy's resolve to stick to its controversial budget. Brussels has rejected Rome's 2019 fiscal plan and demanded changes.
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