Monday marks 100 days of Ursual von der Leyen's team in office, and while they set clear goals in terms of climate, digital and gender, events regarding migration, COVID-19 and foreign policy have overtaken the European Commission.
As Europe faces questions over human rights on the border of Greece, the EU stands firmly behind Athens on its tough stance protecting the frontier.
"The agreement from March 2016 is seriously damaged," said former diplomat Marc Pierini.
A Greek coastguard vessel appears to sail very close to a boat of migrants.
Faced with the increasing influence of countries such as China and Russia, the EU is preparing a new strategy. This week, a record number of Commissioners travelled to Addis Ababa. Twenty members plus the president herself.
Crowds attempted to stop police from disembarking on the islands of Lesbos and Chios as they protested against the building of new migrant detention camps
The Finnish government says it has agreed to take in 175 asylum-seekers from camps in Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Malta "to alleviate the humanitarian situation" experienced by refugees in the Mediterranean members of the European Union.
#EU foreign ministers have agreed to end the bloc's anti-smuggler operation in the #Mediterranean and launch a new drive targetting the #UN #Libya #armsembargo.
Péter Szijjárto says the UN's budget is a "huge risk" to those countries that are most affected by migration, and the money would be better spent on fighting terrorism.
Greece will set up new camps for asylum seekers on its Aegean islands, hoping to end months of overcrowding and violence within its resettlement scheme. The new camps will allow asylum seekers to go out during the day, but they will be locked in at night.
Serbia's rapidly-declining population is causing international concern — and now the United Nations has stepped in to help with a special mission.
About 200 migrants braved the freezing cold to demand entry into Hungary from a Serbian border crossing on Thursday
French police cleared the last migrant camp in Paris on Tuesday morning, fulfilling the government's promise to clear the northeast of the capital from illegal camps.
350 people protested the hiring of the two men, who are considering moving to another village.
An 11-month transition period ensures that cross-border travel, personal rights and immigration remain unchanged until at least December 31.
All eyes were on Josep Borrell to see what ideas he had up his sleeve. He is the EU's new foreign affairs chief and will be chairing these meetings for the next five years.
It's official - it's a climate emergency. At least according to the EU.
We asked the people of Brussels what they think should be the policy priority of the new commission for the first 100 days: unemployment, migration, climate change, or gender equality - find out which issue came out top.
The original name, "Protecting our European Way of Life," had sparked criticism for its far-right connotations.
Turkey seized 82 migrants in the coastal town of Ayvacik on Monday after finding them in back of a truck.
"We are extremely relieved to finally bring the remaining 88 exhausted and traumatised rescued persons to a safe port soon," said German NGO Sea-Eye.
With the majority of British people in favour of reducing immigration to the UK, and a government largely following punitive policies that lead to detention for ayslum seekers, is it any wonder that the UK is ranked as one of the worst countries for those looking for shelter.
Poland, Hungary, and Czech Republic were accused of breaking EU law by refusing to take in migrants during 2015 crisis.
With Brexit another day, another delay and a new legal headache for a new Commission in the making.
Monarchs usually arrive in Mexico by the 1 November Day of the Dead holiday. Legend says their arrival signifies the returning of the spirits of the dead.
The situation aboard Ocean Viking puts EU's new plan to distribute migrants to the test.