European Union leaders start two days of tough talks on Thursday on a joint seven-year budget from 2021 and must work out how to fill a 75 billion euro ($81 billion) hole left by Britain's departure just as they face costly climate, migration and development challenges.
CZECH PRIME MINISTER ANDREJ BABIS
There are moments when the country looks like it is only just governable, when, for example, the prime minister - or any prime minister for that matter - starts looking like a Wild West sheriff trying to break up a brawl in a saloon. This has happened a lot in recent decades, with different prime ministers and protagonists.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (r) talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (l) during a meeting in Athens, Thursday. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis holds meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, who are in Athens for the signing of the EastMed natural gas pipeline agreement between Greece, Israel and Cyprus.