French President Hollande tells members of the European Parliament they can't do a proper job without a proper budget, but EU heads of state want to cut spending.
The European Commission must submit a new proposal for the 2019 budget after negotiators failed to reach an agreement. With Europe facing many challenges — above all Brexit — pressure to find a compromise is rising.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel didn't offer any new ideas during her long-awaited keynote speech at the European Parliament. The signal she sent was loud and clear, says DW's Bernd Riegert: Wait for my successor.
A little-known Bavarian is seeking the European Commission's top office. Who is Manfred Weber? And does the little-known member of the Christian Social Union, Angela Merkel's CDU sister party, stand a chance?
The German chancellor has addressed MEPs in Strasbourg, laying out Germany's vision for the future of Europe. Seven months ahead of EU parliamentary elections, she gave her personal assessment of where the bloc stands.
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