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.
EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker is to present a new plan to the European Parliament that is aimed at reviving the EU economy. Instead of creating new debt, he wants to reallocate funds and lure private investors.
Representatives in the European Parliament received a harsh critique of the state of Europe from Pope Francis. Nevertheless, his speech in Strasbourg was a glowing appeal that awakened hope, says DW's Christoph Strack.
From 2016, women must hold 30 percent of corporate board positions in some of Germany's biggest listed companies. The agreement on a legal quota came after talks among Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition parties.
The controversial German television production "Generation War" has won an International Emmy in the mini-series category. The prestigious award was presented Monday evening in New York.