The participating governments hope the future fighter plane would become Europe's primary combat aircraft over the next couple of decades.
France's leader remains firmly opposed to the candidacy of Manfred Weber, who is Merkel's favorite.
The National Rally (National Front) has repeated its victory from the 2014 EU elections in France.
The EU elections are the world's second largest exercise in democracy, with 427 eligible voters.
The new EU Parliament is set to convene for the first time in Strasbourg on July 2, 2019.
Facebook has removed dozens of pages and hundreds of profiles based on the findings of Avaaz.
Bayer has inherited a large number of lawsuits with its 63-billion-dollar takeover of US company Monsanto.
France's laws permit the so called "passive euthanasia" but it is becoming the matter of an increasingly heated debate.
Both leaders have described their arguments as having positive outcomes for their countries and Europe.
Josu Ternera has been in hiding to avoid a sentence for a terrorist attack that killed 11 people in Spain's
The two men perished while saving two French tourists kidnapped during a safari in a no-go area of Benin.