Coronavirus has already caused Flybe to collapse and Norwegian Airlines to cancel 3,000 flights.
The migrant crisis on Europe's doorstep is no closer to resolution. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has met with the EU's top officials to demand more support for his country 'without any further delay'. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the meeting had been 'constructive'.
The president of the European Commission visited the center for the artificial intelligence of the Flemish University in Brussels, where around 200 people work on projects partly financed by the EU.
The European Commission president addressed the European Parliament’s first post-Brexit session in Strasbourg.
Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel have signed the Brexit deal on behalf of the European Commission and European Council, part of the process to ensure a smooth UK exit from the EU next week.
She said the EU will lead in areas like climate change and data protection in order to become more assertive on the world stage.
The EU Commission has set out how it will pay for a transition to a climate neutral economy by 2050.
"We have to deliver and keep our promises," von der Leyen said — in contrast to France's Macron who opposed opening accession talks until after reforms.
The first weekly meeting this year of the EU's commissioners focusing on the developments in the Middle East. The EU's foreign policy chief still clinging onto the hope that they can keep Iran within the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal known as the JCPOA.
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the bloc hopes to be the UK's "best friend" going forward but that "with every choice comes a consequence".
We take a look at the big issues likely to cause headaches in Brussels and across European capitals over the next twelve months.
Von der Leyen says she has "serious concerns" about the limited time for negotiations between EU and UK after official leaving date and suggests Johnson reconsider his refusal to extend transition period.
Protecting Europe from its autocratic side will be one of the new Commission’s main challenges. During the last decade, we’ve seen multiple examples of EU leaders undermining the checks and balances to preserve human rights and the rule of law against executive overreach.
Perhaps the most controversial aspect of the European Green Deal is a reference to the imposition of a border carbon adjustment mechanism (“BCA”) by 2021.
EU leaders strived to stay on track with climate neutrality goals for 2050, while keeping one eye on the outcome of the UK elections, welcoming the 'clarity' of the results.
Discussions focused on funds for eastern European states to transition away from fossil fuels, while keeping nuclear power in the mix, but the deadline is a bit more flexible for one country.
Among the flagship measures she will outline during a special plenary of the EU parliament in Brussels is a €100bn transition fund to boost green investment.
In this week's State of the Union Ursula von der Leyen finally takes the reins from Jean-Claude Juncker, in her first official work week.
It’s time to call incremental change, when it comes to tackling our environmental and climate crises, dead. Plastic straw bans won’t cut it anymore – only a full-scale transformation of our economic system will do.
Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced she will take her first foreign trip to Ethiopia.
It will be the first big act of the new European Commission.
The cement industry is fully committed to reducing its carbon emissions. We are proud innovators, and so our commitment to environmental efficiency is already apparent at every step of the cement manufacturing process.
Jean-Claude Juncker gave his successor a symbolic ceremonial bell but joked that it was "absolutely useless."
"No one has cared for Europe as much as you have," von der Leyen told her predecessor. "Jean-Claude Juncker and Europe will always go together."
The new European Commission took power after being delayed one month.
In the State of the Union this week we look at how Ursula von der Leyen won support for the make-up of her new commission by MEPs