European Union nations have agreed to suspend sanctions against Belarus after elections won by authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko passed off without incident.
British Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to his country residence to discuss Britain's future in the European Union, amongst other topics.
The EU must speed up deportation of economic migrants and "crack down" on abuse of its asylum system, British interior minister Theresa May said as ministers met to discuss Europe's refugee and migrant crisis.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel described as "obsolete" European Union asylum rules that put the onus on EU states where migrants first arrive to process their refugee claim
Facebook and other Internet giants could be barred from sending European citizens' personal information to the US.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the EU consider a no-fly zone and safe haven area in Syria during talks to address Europe's spiralling migrant crisis.
The huge influx of migrants into Europe is being used by some foreign leaders to weaken the European Union politically, EU president Donald Tusk said Friday in Poland.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the European Union's decision to inject $1 billion to help countries overwhelmed by Syrian refugees.
US President Barack Obama pressed European nations to take their "fair share" of refugees, after the EU reluctantly reached an agreement designed to halt a destabilizing humanitarian crisis.
Greece's newly-elected Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras unveiled his new government, giving the crisis-hit country's key finance portfolio to Euclid Tsakalotos.
Slovakia's leftist Prime Minister Robert Fico said he would rather risk infringing EU rules than implement mandatory refugee quotas adopted by the bloc.
The EU congratulated Alexis Tsipras on his left-wing party's re-election victory and said Greece has "no time to lose" in implementing the reforms agreed as part of its international bailout.
No European country can get out of taking in refugees who have the right to asylum, French President Francois Hollande said Sunday.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that EU members reluctant to accept migrant quotas may have to be outvoted and overruled in the 28-member bloc.
The European Union has announced an emergency summit in Brussels next in a bid to find solutions to the continent's worst refugee crisis since World War II.
EU president Donald Tusk said he would consider requests by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and others for an emergency summit on migrants and decide later this week.
EU ministers failed to reach agreement on a quota plan to share the burden of a flood of refugees.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the EU to agree to a proportional distribution of refugees with no limits on actual numbers, going much further than plans unveiled by the European Commission.
Germany's Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Europe should stop looking on helplessly as "murder" rages on in Syria, as he called on the bloc to review its strategy on the conflict.
EU president Donald Tusk urged a crackdown on the "murderers" among human traffickers who have killed scores of people trying to reach Europe from conflicts abroad.