Sufficient political will is all we need to get the 58-million children not in school into classrooms by the end of next year, says Andris Piebalgs.
Major EU member states vote on Sunday to elect the 751 deputies to sit in the European Parliament until 2019.
A lack of trust in the mainstream leadership is driving EU voters to look at more radical options in this week's polls.
The European Union has expressed concern after armed groups attacked Libya's Parliament in Tripoli and an air base in the east.
The department of agriculture has brushed off claims that the EU proposed dropping a ban on importing SA citrus fruit - saying that there isn't a ban.
The European Union has unveiled a tougher bank test for the continent's money lenders in a bid to draw a line under the eurozone crisis.
Syria's governement says a presidential election will take place on June 3, but Western leaders say the vote is a "parody of democracy".
Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe will boycott this week's EU-Africa summit after his wife was denied a visa to enter Europe, says a foreign ministry official.
The US and EU have imposed sanctions, including asset freezes and travel bans, on a small group of officials from Russia and Ukraine.
A referendum result shows that 96.77% of voters in Ukraine's Crimea region have voted to join Russia, according to a government commission.
EU leaders have frozen assets belonging to deposed Ukraine leaders, and have warned Russia of sanctions if they do not pull troops out of Crimea.
The US and Russia have stepped up diplomatic efforts to defuse the Ukraine crisis amid heightened tensions in Crimea.
If the situation in Ukraine has not been addressed appropriately, EU leaders say the organisation might place resctrictions on Russia.
SA has met international conditions to recover its foot-and-mouth disease-free status, paving the way for meat export bans to be lifted.
The European Union has suspended sanctions on eight of Zimbabwe's military and political figures but have kept them on Robert Mugabe and his wife.
Is the EU's pause in investment treaty negotiations with the US a case of double standards or a shift in protection policy, asks Xavier Carim.
European Union sources say the organisation plans to ease sanctions on Zimbabwe, however it will maintain its restrictions imposed on Robert Mugabe.
Deadly protests over free travel in Kiev that could spark civil war in Ukraine seem to be the result of a greater Russian geopolitical interest.
Resentment is growing over German chancellor Angela Merkel's leadership and fiscal austerity measures.