Tens of thousands of people converged on Spain's capital Madrid to protest against a swathe of crippling government austerity measures. The measures have been designed to avert the need for a European bailout. The protests came as the Spanish government considered accepting a full-blown bailout from the European Union and international lenders to save it from bankruptcy.
Fifty-four people were arrested Friday night after clashes during a demonstration in Vienna, Austria. About 5,000 people were protesting against a ball sponsored by the right-wing Freedom Party of Austria.
Less than a week into its first term, Greece's new government is taking aggressive steps to keep anti-austerity campaign promises. Athens has refused entry to "troika" auditors as part of its latest move.
As the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party conference began, its chairs refuted accusations of discord in the leadership. But disagreement was rife elsewhere at the conference, reports Elizabeth Schumacher from Bremen.