Emmanuel Macron has offered an ambitious vision for European renewal. He called for the EU to work more closely on defense and immigration and for the euro zone to have its own budget. But implementing these ideas could be a difficult task.
The UK's new foreign minister, Jeremy Hunt, has called on the EU to increase sanctions on Russia. Moscow reacted swiftly, suggesting London was in no position to tell the EU what to do with Brexit only a few months away.
The French ambassador to Hungary, Eric Fournier, came under fire after the publication of pro-Orban comments. He has been replaced, although there is some confusion about the timeline.
French President Macron has said he favors imposing financial penalties on EU states that refuse to accept migrants. His comments come on the eve of an EU summit on migration policy.
French President Emmanuel Macron received the Charlemagne Prize in Aachen "in recognition of his vision of a new Europe." In his acceptance speech, Macron described his long-term goals for the European bloc.
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