Pompeo began a five-day European trip on Friday with a delayed visit to Berlin, where he was expected to press Germany to boost its military spending, avoid dealings with China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and reconsider a pipeline project with Russia.
France and Germany have clashed over who should become the next President of the European Commission. German Chancellor Angela Merkel favours centre-right candidate Manfred Weber for the role, whereas French President Emmanuel Macron pointedly didn't mention Weber amongst the contenders he listed.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed the 10th Petersburg Climate Dialogue on Tuesday. During her speech Merkel vowed to create a plan to make Germany CO2 neutral by 2050. In reaction to the vow, environmental NGOs have made it clear that they want action, not promises.
The UK Prime Minister will hold face-to-face meetings with the German and French leaders in advance of the emergency Brexit summit on Wednesday. Theresa May is continuing to face strong resistance from within her cabinet to a long Brexit delay,
Muslims [...] are barely represented in Brussels: there are only 3 Muslim MEPs out of a total of 751. And since they are all men, Muslim women are invisible in the EU parliament (with the exception of some of the cleaners).