EU Council President Donald Tusk and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have told London that continued EU membership is still a possibility, fuelling the debate about a second Brexit referendum. The Europeans' "hearts are still open" to the British if they change their minds, Tusk said in the EU parliament in Strasbourg. Juncker concurred, but London is apparently not interested.
Turkey has gathered its troops on its border with Syria. It plans to launch an offensive against the Kurdish-held enclave in Afrin, where the US supports a Kurdish-led "border security force". Commentators see the operation as unavoidable - even if it could lead to a direct confrontation between Nato allies the US and Turkey.
One month after the formation of Austria's right-wing conservative government Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will make his inaugural visit to Angela Merkel on Wednesday. In view of the fact that Kurz had already criticised Germany's refugee policy when he was foreign minister and that unlike Merkel he wants to see Brussels' power limited, the meeting is eagerly anticipated.
One of the most prominent politicians of Kosovo's Serb minority was killed on Tuesday. Oliver Ivanović was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in the ethnically divided city of Mitrovica. He was an important contact for representatives of the EU, Nato and UN in Kosovo. Observers now fear that tensions will escalate between the Kosovars and the Serbs.
Every day up to 9,000 impoverished Moroccans, most of them women, are loaded up with goods in the Spanish exclave of Ceuta and then carry them across the border to Morocco. The border is not subject to controls because Morocco does not recognise the city of Ceuta as Spanish territory. Spanish commentators vent their anger over the situation in this legal grey zone.
Hungary's opposition is looking for ways to beat the ruling party Fidesz in the parliamentary elections on April 8. Two left-wing parties have selected a joint candidate, and philosopher Ágnes Heller has even proposed that all the other parties form an electoral alliance against Fidesz. Hungary's commentators still aren't optimistic about the opposition's chances of winning.
Germany's conservative CDU/CSU and the social democratic SPD have agreed on common ground for forming a new grand coalition. Whether the SPD's grass roots will agree remains uncertain. Europe's press is particularly interested in the opening section of the 28-page document, where the parties express support for the proposals of Emmanuel Macron and the EU Commission on the EU's reform and future development.