A record low turnout of only 43 percent of 375 million eligible voters pointed to skepticism about a more integrated Europe.
Britain's Gordon Brown could fall, while Dutch populist Geert Wilders's anti-Islam stand finds new appeal.
The Italian leader and media mogul is enraged by the photos. His lawyer is threatening a suit against El País, the newspaper that carried them.
The new party is fielding 600 candidates in two dozen countries. Will EU reform resonate with recession-weary voters?
For cash-strapped vacationers, time off this years means exploring ... locally. A report from Europe, Japan, and the US on the return of the road trip, backpacking with a burro, and growing beets.
Day-care workers are on strike this week as Germany's model labor union system shows signs of unraveling.