Prime Minister Charles Michel and his British counterpart Theresa May will take “the same position” on returning IS fighters, they decided during a telephone conversation on Sunday. 
The three EU institutions, the Parliament, the Council and the Commission, reached this week a political deal on rules aimed at creating a fair, transparent and predictable business environment for businesses and traders when using online platforms. This will be the first-ever set of rules on on-line platforms.
The European Commission adopted this week a new list of 23 countries with strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing frameworks. The previous list included 16 countries.
Requests for asylum in Europe have gone back to their levels before the 2015 migrant crisis, while applicants’ chances of success have also gone down, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) says in its latest annual review, published on Thursday.
Half of the Dutch fleet that practices electric pulse fishing will be able to do so until mid-2021 under a deal worked out by European Parliament and European Council negotiators.
The owner of a popular steak restaurant in the EU quarter has described as “nonsense” a warning from the EU security service of foreign spies operating in his premises.
Never ever has the European Commission been so much criticized by its own watchdog as for the appointment of its Secretary-General Martin Selmayr last year. In a decision yesterday, European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly rejected the Commission’s response in justifying the appointment.
The international audit group, EY, is preparing to create a new legal entity in Brussels.
British Prime Minister Theresa May will ask MPs for more time to renegotiate another Brexit deal with Brussels.
Ukraine’s Parliament on Thursday passed a bill to enshrine its aspiration to join the European Union and NATO in the country’s Constitution, in a vote judged “historic” by President Petro Porochenko.