Spanish riot police are aggressively suppressing a self-determination referendum on independence for Catalonia, which Madrid says “runs counter to the goals and ideals of the European Union”.
Alexis Tsipras said that many EU leaders recognize the need for Europe to create its own institutions to deal with problems, instead of relying to outside help such as the IMF.
The EU's top official has said it will take a "miracle" for Brexit talks to progress into trade negotiations.
Google is preparing to split off its shopping service into a standalone unit in order to satisfy EU demands over the display of rival shopping comparison sites.
The Commission has already started using French and German more often in its external communications, as a symbolic move after Britain voted to leave the EU.