London and the EU are at an impasse in the Brexit negotiations. At the summit in Salzburg the leaders of the other 27 member states rejected British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan. Commentators see the EU adopting an uncompromising stance - but not all of them want the two sides to reach an agreement.
Migration was the second big topic alongside Brexit at the summit in Salzburg. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz proposed seeking a similar deal with Cairo to the one with Ankara. There was a general consensus on the need to boost the resources for Frontex. Some commentators believe the EU is on the right path. Others predict that the devil will be in the details.
Aid organisations have denounced catastrophic conditions at Moria camp on the Aegean island of Lesbos. Almost 9,000 people are crammed into the camp, which has capacity for only around 3,300. Doctors Without Borders has reported suicide attempts by minors and the authorities see health and environmental risks at the camp. Greek commentators take the government to task.
After the European Parliament's vote to open punitive proceedings against Hungary the Hungarian opposition staged a demonstration outside the parliament building in Budapest. Ex-prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány called for the protests to continue until the government is ousted. Journalists examine Gyurcsány's role and wonder why he hasn't been able to mobilise more supporters.
Polish President Andrzej Duda has proposed the establishment of a permanent US military base in Poland to US President Donald Trump. During his visit to Washington Duda said this would deter "aggressive Russian behaviour". He suggested that the base could be called Fort Trump. Commentators examine whether the proposal is realistic and what consequences it would have.
The boss of Denmark's Danske Bank, Thomas Borgen, has resigned over the money-laundering scandal. A whistleblower's report showed that the bank's Estonian branch had laundered billions of euros, most of which came from Russia. Commentators call for far-reaching measures to restore trust in the banking sector.
France's Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer has proposed plans for schools to offer more voluntary classes in the Arabic language, saying that among other things this could "restore its prestige". The proposal has drawn harsh criticism from conservatives and the far right. French commentators explain why they believe this is a sensible plan.
Italy's Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi has cancelled a bilateral meeting with his Austrian counterpart in response to anger over Vienna's plans to offer Austrian passports to German-speaking inhabitants of South Tyrol. The scheme has been on the table in Vienna since the government took office in late 2017. Italian and Austrian commentators rake the idea over the coals.
The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency Hans-Georg Maaßen has been stripped of his current post but is to become state secretary of the Interior Ministry. He recently came under fire over his statements regarding the incidents in Chemnitz. Commentators see this as a compromise solution, but will it end the row within the government and appease the opposition?