A former top aide to the UK's Brexit Secretary, David Davis, branded his former boss workshy and clueless in an astonishing tirade on Twitter yesterday (15 August) as the government presented its post-Brexit trade plans.
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico struck a deal on Tuesday (15 August) to keep his three-party coalition in power, ending a week-long crisis triggered when a Eurosceptic junior partner threatened to quit.
Two Dutch men appeared in court Tuesday (15 August) in connection with the tainted-eggs scandal that swept Europe this month, which saw millions of eggs destroyed and caused tens of millions of euros in damages.
The European Union's foreign policy chief on Monday (14 August) called for "peaceful, not military" means to resolve the Korean peninsula crisis, urging Pyongyang to avoid any "further provocative action" that could stoke tensions.
Germany's constitutional court said on Tuesday (15 August) it had declined to hear a challenge to the European Central Bank's €2.3 trillion asset purchase scheme, referring the case instead to the European Court of Justice.
The United Kingdom has said it wants an interim customs agreement with the European Union after Brexit to allow the freest possible trade of goods, but that it will also seek the right to negotiate other trade deals - a possible sticking point in the talks.
London's famous 'Big Ben' bell will cease its regular bongs on 21 August, falling silent for most of the next four years for renovation works. It will ring for important events like New Year's Eve but perhaps not the exact moment the UK leaves the EU.
Serbia's foreign minister and a top ally of President Aleksandar Vučić has suggested a compromise to end a conflict over Kosovo, the newest independent European state, that is blocking Serbia's hopes of European Union membership.