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Europe's week: A row over rule of law and fears over cultural sector
In this edition we look at how relations between Brussels and Budapest soured over democratic values, and also at how the cultural sector can be revived post-pandemic.
EU launches legal action against UK over controversial Brexit bill
The UK government now has one month to reply to the Commission's letter.
'Stop using so much English', French journalists tell EU Commission
French journalists in Brussels complain Commission uses too much English
EU plans for health union to boost pandemic preparedness
European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, announced on Wednesday her plans for a European Health Union during her first State of the Union address to the European Parliament. But what will it look like?
EU votes in favour of sanctions on Belarus' Lukashenko
The non-binding resolution was passed 574 for and 37 against with 82 abstentions.
State of the Union: Key takeaways from Ursula von der Leyen's speech
The speech to MEPs setting out the Commission's priorities comes as Europe faces huge challenges including the pandemic, the economy, migration, climate change and Brexit.
What can we expect in Von der Leyen's first state of the union speech?
EU chief Ursula von der Leyen will deliver her first landmark state of the union address on Wednesday. What can expect from it?
Watch: EU summit with China 'frank and open', says Von der Leyen
Trade and climate change were the main topics discussed during the summit, held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ireland set to lose key trade portfolio after reshuffle of EU top team
Latvia's Valdis Dombrovskis is set to be the EU's new trade commissioner, while Ireland's Mairead McGuinness has been given the financial services portfolio.
Ireland 'to put McGuinness & McDowell forward' for EU top table post
A vacancy arose after Phil Hogan - Ireland's last EU commissioner - resigned from the trade portfolio amid controversy over a breach of local COVID-19 restrictions on a recent trip home.
The EU Commission was wrong on Phil Hogan’s resignation. The damage may already be done ǀ View
Former Irish Taoiseach and former member of the EU Convention on the European Treaties, John Bruton contends the EU Commission made the wrong decision on Phil Hogan's resignation - with lasting implications for the future.
Dozens of celebrities voice support for Polish LGBT+ rights
An open letter signed by 75 celebrities and addressed to the EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen demands the bloc takes "immediate steps" to protect "core European values".
EU pledges €4.9 billion at coronavirus fundraising concert
The initiative has also featured a pledging summit chaired by EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen.
All-white EU Commission debate on racism 'would be ridiculous’
The European Commission will hold a debate on racism next week - but it is yet to clarify whether any non-white voices will be included.
EU top team to hold debate on racism, says Von der Leyen
According to the European Network Against Racism, around 10% of Europeans are from ethnic minority backgrounds, but just 28 MEPs represent those backgrounds out of 705 overall.
Brexit: No extension for transition period beyond December 2020
The UK Prime Minister and European Commission President said in a joint statement that there would be no extension of the post-Brexit transition period.
UK will phase in border checks on EU goods after transition period
It comes amid a stalemate over a post-Brexit EU-UK trade deal.
'Frugal Four' will accept EU's €750bn rescue fund, says ex-Finland PM
"So they will come aboard, I'm absolutely sure of that," former Finland PM Alexander Stubb told Euronews
Analysis: European politicians who've bent or broken lockdown rules
Euronews' political editor Darren McCaffrey on Dominic Cummings and European politicians who have been accused of breaking lockdown rules.
EU recovery fund's debt-pooling is massive shift for bloc
Politicians and experts are now pouring over the details of the EU's trillion-euro recovery package. While it was welcomed by France, Germany, Spain and Italy, other countries in the north of Europe still need some convincing.