David Cameron has promised to give voters "a real choice" over Britain's future relations with Europe, but said voters will have to wait until his speech later this month to see whether he will offer an in-or-out referendum on UK membership of the EU.
François Hollande on Monday vowed to press on with his super-tax on the rich, despite a damning decision by France's top court to throw it out as unconstitutional. But it is uncertain when a new version of the tax will be introduced and whether it will be watered down.
Forget, for a moment, the Greek tragedy. The tale of social woe set to play out in Spain this year is both bigger and more important to the world. For the drama of rescuing the euro, or letting it sink, will be played out on Spanish soil.
You have got to hand it to the Conservative party's right wing and their camp followers in Ukip.
France's constitutional council has dealt a blow to beleaguered Socialist president François Hollande by rejecting the new 75% rate of income tax due to come into effect on Tuesday.
David Cameron is determined to forge a new European settlement to ensure Britons "feel comfortable" about membership of the EU, according to the Europe minister.
Italy is to press on with plans to open 1,000 new gambling arcades despite mounting national anguish over the spread of pathological gambling in what until recently was a nation of frugal savers.
Former Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, who is preparing to make a comeback in elections due in February 2013, has hinted at a conspiracy that toppled his government in November last year.
The radical Islamist preacher Abu Qatada, who has spent more than six years in detention, will on Tuesday launch a fresh bid for release.
Kenneth Clarke, the veteran pro-European former Tory chancellor, has warned that Britain would make a "fatal mistake" if it voted to leave the EU in the referendum promised by David Cameron.
His fellow eyewitnesses are dying off, but Alfonso Cánovas, 95, remembers Barcelona becoming one of the first major cities in the world to be subjected to a campaign of aerial bombardment.
Why should I care what happens?
Cyprus has become the fifth eurozone nation to seek help from international lenders, but the rescue package includes a hugely unpopular levy on savers at Cypriot banks – and as yet it remains unclear whether the country's MPs will accept it.
High tax levels in France have recently made the headlines, whether it be regarding the new 75 percent income tax, or over celebrities leaving the country on a quest for tax havens. But France's main tax issue may lie elsewhere, Fanny Combourieu, lawyer at SJ Berwin, a law firm specializing in tax law, told CNBC.
Marta Piątkowska, Gazeta Wyborcza, in Poznan Karolina Zgola, a 29-year-old from Poznan, is a paragon of the new work ethic in Poland.
Pope Benedict XVI is considering how to respond after being told about allegations that the UK's most senior Catholic has been accused of "inappropriate acts" against fellow priests.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn has failed to have a kiss-and-tell book by an old mistress banned but won a court order insisting a card outlining his objections should be individually placed inside every copy of the book sold.
David Cameron won the support of one of the Conservative party's leading Eurosceptics on Sunday as it emerged that the prime minister will deliver his long-awaited and once-postponed referendum speech before the end of the week.