Today (25 January), EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini presented a number of additional measures to strengthen refugee interception work along the Central Mediterranean migration route, including with Libya.
European People’s Party (EPP) candidate Antonio Tajani has been elected as the European Parliament's new president. Tajani won the election by a slim 69 vote margin. In his acceptance speech, he dedicated his win to citizens in need.
Each candidate gave a short speech before the European Parliament presidential election began. They summarised their plans, emphasising the importance of change and transparency. The election continues into a third round, with a result due this evening (17 January).
The European Commission today (3 November) faced a grilling from journalists after Germany’s Commissioner Günther Oettinger apologised for mocking women and gay marriage, and calling the Chinese "slitty eyes".