Greta Thunberg joins Brussels protest urging EU to do more on climate change | AFP

Climate activist Greta Thunberg joins a protest outside the EU Commission buildings in Brussels. Europe unveiled a landmark green growth law on Wednesday but failed to impress teenage activist Greta Thunberg, who dubbed it a “surrender” to the threat of climate change. IMAGES

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Greenpeace projects a burning earth on EU Commission on eve of climate law | AFP

Greenpeace activists project a burning earth on the European Commission building to call on the EU to act faster on global warming on the eve of the Commission’s presentation of the climate law. IMAGES

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Those seeking to test EU unity ‘will be disappointed’: von der Leyen | AFP

“Those who seek to test Europe’s unity will be disappointed. We will hold the line and our unity will prevail,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says after visiting the border area with the Greek prime minister and chiefs of the European Council and European Parliament. The EU dispatched its highest officials to Turkey and Greece amid concern over a fresh migrant crisis and allegations that Ankara was trying to “blackmail” the bloc by opening its borders to thousands of refugees seeking to flee to Europe. IMAGES

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EU will provide Greece ‘all the support needed’ in migrant crisis: von der Leyen | AFP

The European Union will provide Greece “all the necessary operational support” to help tackle the migration surge from neighbouring Turkey, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says. The EU dispatched its highest officials to Turkey and Greece amid concern over a fresh migrant crisis and allegations that Ankara was trying to “blackmail” the bloc by opening its borders to thousands of refugees seeking to flee to Europe. IMAGES

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Clashes escalate between Greek army and migrants on Turkish border | AFP

Greek security forces fire teargas at protesting migrants seeking to cross the border into Greece. More than 10,000 migrants have been blocked from entering Greece after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan raised the stakes by vowing to allow refugees to travel to Europe from NATO-member Turkey as a way to pressure EU governments over the Syrian conflict across its southern border.

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EU raises coronavirus risk level to ‘medium to high’ | AFP

The European Union’s disease control agency says it has increased its risk level for the novel coronavirus COVID-19, while European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen visits the EU Emergency Response Coordination Centre.

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EU chief to visit Greek border over migrant crisis (von der Leyen) | AFP

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announces that the EU chiefs will visit the Greek border on Tuesday the 3rd of March over the migrant crisis. IMAGES

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EU raises coronavirus risk level to ‘high’ from ‘moderate’: Von der Leyen | AFP

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announces that the EU’s disease control agency has increased the coronavirus risk level to ‘high’ from ‘moderate’. IMAGES

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Clashes escalate between Greek army and migrants on Turkish border | AFP

Footage from the Greek government shows clashes escalate between migrants at the Turkish border seeking to cross the border into Greece and the Greek military. Nearly 10,000 migrants have been blocked from entering Greece after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan raised the stakes by vowing to allow refugees to travel to Europe from NATO-member Turkey as a way to pressure EU governments over the Syrian conflict across its southern border. IMAGES

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Greece: a boat loaded with migrants arrives on Lesbos island | AFP

A boat loaded with migrants arrives on the coast of Lesbos after Turkish officials say Ankara will no longer prevent refugees from going to Europe. Thousands of migrants have flooded to Turkey’s border with Greece in a bid to enter the EU after Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to open its frontier to Europe as tensions mount over its deepening conflict in Syria. IMAGES

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Migrants at the Turkish border attempt to cross over into Greece | AFP

At the Turkish border, Greek police clash with several thousand migrants who are gathered at the entrance into EU territory. IMAGES of migrants attempting to cross the border and Greek police

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Turkey: Tear gas fired to push migrants away from Greece border | AFP

Tear gas appears to be fired from the Greek side to push migrants away from the border, as hundreds are blocked at the Turkish border with Greece. They now hope they can cross into the EU member state after Ankara said it would no longer prevent refugees from crossing into Europe following the death of 33 Turkish troops in northern Syria. IMAGES

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Greece blocks migrants on border with Turkey | AFP

Hundreds of migrants who are blocked at the Turkish border with Greece now hope they can cross into the EU member state after Ankara said it will no longer keep its door closed to refugees who want to enter Europe. IMAGES

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EU continuing ‘no deal’ Brexit preparations: spokesperson | AFP

The European Commission is continuing to prepare for a “no deal” Brexit, according to a Commission spokeswoman, as negotiations are due to open next week. SOUNDBITE

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EU Council chief Charles Michel continues budget negotiations in Brussels | AFP

President of the European Council Charles Michel continues talks with EU leaders regarding the proposed longterm budget for the bloc. After a night of tough talks, leaders and diplomats poured doubt on the chances of reaching an agreement at this summit for the EU’s seven-year post-Brexit budget. IMAGES

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The European Union | AFP AnimΓ©

Videographic illustrating and explaining how the European Union works. EU leaders clashed through the night early Friday as a stormy summit to decide the bloc’s seven-year, trillion euro budget entered a second day.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Macron, Merkel and EU Council chief Michel meet before summit | AFP

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and European Council President Charles Michel meet for talks in Brussels just before a key EU summit to work out the bloc’s next seven-year budget. IMAGES

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