European governments have planned a radical offer of "debt relief" to its Arab North African and Middle Eastern neighbours.
Europe has started down a road to far-reaching legal changes that would see the EU police budgets before they pass domestic lawmakers.
Experts say Europe is digging an ever-deeper hole as it vows to resolve the euro zone crisis.
A mass anti-austerity protest, called by unions, has taken to the streets, as EU ministers cut short talks on the euro zone debt crisis.
Europe's deepest recession since World War II officially ended on Friday when it joined Japan and the US in returning to growth.