A record low turnout of only 43 percent of 375 million eligible voters pointed to skepticism about a more integrated Europe.
The new party is fielding 600 candidates in two dozen countries. Will EU reform resonate with recession-weary voters?
Czech President Vaclav Klaus, an economist and self-proclaimed 'Euro-dissident,' is critical of much of the governing body's efforts.
President Nicolas Sarkozy heads to Asia this week to broach the idea of bringing India and China together with G-8 nations in a 'Bretton Woods II' framework of economic rules.
Readers write about school segregation, superstition, and the Lisbon Treaty.
Meeting in Brussels, European Union leaders signaled their intent to ensure that all 27 member states ratify the key treaty, which governs EU decisionmaking. But Czech approval also appears in doubt.
In a referendum Thursday, voters could strike down a continent-wide treaty designed to boost Europe's clout.
Readers write about Britain's national sovereignty and online gambling.