"There will be no immunity for those who are responsible for the crackdown on demonstrators and opposition politicians," Ursula von der Leyen said.
Here's a look at the big foreign policy issues EU leaders are set to tackle as they sit down for talks in Brussels.
"This won't be easy, as there are different interpretations on the table, but I'm totally convinced that we'll find a solution," European Council President Charles Michel told Euronews.
"I have to do my job and protect Denmark's interest," Mette Frederiksen wrote on Facebook, praising her "amazing man" for being patient.
After a failed summit, the EU budget battle continues, but when will they meet again and what parts of the budget face the chop?
The Multiannual Financial Framework being discussed by European leaders might seem a very far political fight but it has very concrete impacts in the European Citizen's lives. Here are the basics.
The presidency of the European Council has been officially handed over to Charles Michel. The former Belgian Prime Minister will chair the meetings of EU leaders for the next 5 years.
The Belgian politician takes over from Tusk at the top table. We look at his path to power, and the skills he could bring to the role of EU Council president.
We take a look back at Donald Tusk's time in office at the EU Council presidency. From financial crisis to migrant crisis and Brexit, he has weathered many European storms.
Brexit, budget, climate, enlargement, Turkey's military incursion in Syria — what the EU leaders decide on the key issues?
Previous host Romania was sponsored by Coca-cola among others, while Finland, which took over as the new rotating president on July 1, announced an agreement with BMW.
Journalists from Spain, Poland, Italy and more tell us what their country is focused on.