Ahead of a major summit April 2-4, Germany is leading the opposition against their accession.
High-level talks on contentious issues such as missile defense had a markedly different tone from past rhetoric.
The rapid rise in commuter traffic to and from Budapest is creating Los Angeles-style smog.
The priest and philosopher from Poland wins the 2008 Templeton Prize for advancing a complex dialogue.
The investment push, fueled by a new sovereign wealth fund and eager Russian businessmen, has raised concerns of Moscow meddling abroad.
Gazprom rattled the European Union by cutting – then restoring –Ukraine's gas supply this week.