The government in Portugal announced new cutbacks in the fight against recession and record unemployment numbers.
EU ministers have allowed the controversial cultivation of a new genetically modified crop, TC1507 corn from the US firm DuPont Pioneer. Opponents failed to muster enough support against the move.
The international press agrees the Christian Democrats' stunning victory in national polls is first and foremost a triumph for Chancellor Angela Merkel
Leading German politicians appear to agree in principle with a levy on Cypriot bank deposits as part of an EU bailout deal. The question is whether small savers should also have to contribute.
Populism and nationalism offer dangerously simple answers to complicated issues and win voters' support in economically trying times. Recent polls in Greece as well as across southeast Europe are examples of the trend.
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