Austria's new coalition of conservatives and Greens has set out plans to make the country not only a pioneer in fighting climate change but also one that pursues anti-immigration policies
Britain's Conservative government stated that a future trade deal with the European Union should be expected by the end of this year and before the Brexit deadline on January 31.
EU member states have agreed to grant Britain a three-month delay on its departure from the European Union called "flextension", with the possibility of exiting earlier than January 31 if the withdrawal agreement is ratified.
Portugal has voted on Sunday and unlike European trends, the ruling Socialists, led by Prime Minister Antonio Costa, have won in the parliamentary elections and so they have regained power.
Angela Merkel has been sworn in for a fourth term as German chancellor, after months of political wrangling that left her weakened.
Facing EU penalties over poor air quality, Germany has said it wants to test free public transport in five cities. Bonn and Essen are among the cities to serve as testing grounds for the idea.
Under-pressure Prime Minister Theresa May would welcome another term in office by a German leader who has appeared relatively willing to listen to Britain's concerns over leaving the European Union.