The EU's new immigration pact is supposed to promote integration. But there is little sign of progress. Each country follows its own rules. In Greece, second-generation immigrants don't have any more rights than those born elsewhere.
Thirty-eight-year-old Eluana Englaro, who had been in a coma for 17 years, died on Monday night. The Senate was in the midst of debating a law that would have forced the clinic where Englaro was hopitalised to resume feeding her.
Thirty-seven-year-old Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, a member of the Bavarian conservative party CSU, was named economy minister after the surprise resignation of Michael Glos over the weekend. Guttenberg was first elected to parliament at 30.
Acting European Union President Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek has called for rapid talks on the economic crisis after French President Nicolas Sarkozy urged French auto makers to produce at home rather than elsewhere in the EU.
Italy's senate was to convene an emergency session on Monday aimed at preventing the mercy killing of Eluana Englaro, an accident victim who has been in a coma for 17 years and whose family won a court battle to halt her life support.
The ultra-traditionalist Roman Catholic bishop who has drawn criticism from the Vatican and from Jewish groups for denying the extent of the Holocaust has been removed as the head of an Argentine seminary.
Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek said French President Nicolas Sarkozy's "incredible" proposal to "re-localise" French carmakers' foreign units was the best way to jeopardize the ratification of the EU's Lisbon Treaty.
Low-budget Indian drama "Slumdog Millionaire" swept Britain's BAFTA film awards on Sunday winning best film, director and five other categories, giving it another boost ahead of the Oscars later this month.
Prime Minister Otmar Hasler's centre-right Progressive Citizens Party (FBP) lost out to its coalition partner, the Fatherland Union (VU), which gained an absolute majority of 13 seats in the 25-seat parliament.