Trump has cancelled an official visit to Denmark in September after Copenhagen rejected his offer to buy Greenland. The US president justified the decision citing Prime Minister Frederiksen's "nasty" choice of words after she described the offer as "absurd". Commentators are incensed and speculate on the geopolitical consequences of the dispute.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is meeting with the leaders of key European countries to try to convince them to take the backstop out of the Brexit deal. On Wednesday Angela Merkel signalled Berlin's willingness to talk about the idea. EU Council President Donald Tusk had, however, responded negatively to a letter from Johnson demanding alternatives to the backstop. Commentators are just as divided as politicians on the issue.

Following the resignation of Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte there are signs of a coalition being formed between the Democratic party (PD) and their former rival Cinque Stelle. The PD has already set out its terms. Commentators, however, see little prospect of success for such an alliance.

Athens has refused to allow the Iranian supertanker Adrian Darya 1 to enter Greek ports. The ship left Gibraltar on Monday after being detained there for six weeks. The US government suspects the tanker is heading for Syria and has warned Mediterranean countries against supporting Iran. Greece's press explains why Athens had no choice but to turn the vessel away.

French President Emmanuel Macron received Vladimir Putin at his summer residence on Monday. During the meeting he made the case for a new European security architecture into which Russia would be integrated. He also expressed his desire for a revival of the Normandy format after the elections in Ukraine. Commentators ask whether the meeting could mark a turning point.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent a letter to again try to convince the EU to soften its stance on the Irish backstop. In the letter he offered to discuss "alternative agreements" to prevent border controls in Ireland. The President of the European Council Donald Tusk turned down the offer on Twitter. The media speculate on whether the EU will be able to stand firm.

After almost three weeks in limbo the rescue ship Open Arms has docked in Italy. The Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini was set on preventing this even though six EU states had offered to take the migrants. On Tuesday a state attorney issued an order to allow the boat to dock on Lampedusa. This latest controversy over a rescue ship prompts concern among Europe's media.

The deputy leader of the ruling Social Democrats in Finland, Sanna Marin, explained at an event marking the 120th anniversary of the founding of her party that the working week could be reduced to four days in the future. She called on Social Democrats to put the issue on their agenda. How realistic is this idea?

The days of Italy's right-wing populist Lega-Cinque Stelle government are numbered. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will make a statement today, Tuesday, after which new elections could be called. According to the polls the far-right Lega under Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has good chances of becoming the strongest party in the country. While some commentators fear for Europe's stability, others believe Salvini's victory is anything but certain.

Artificial intelligence has created huge expectations for the future of the economic system, the labour market, mobility and day-to-day life. At the same time over and above concerns about data protection and cyber security, fears are growing that robots could replace people. Commentators in Europe look at how AI can be developed in such a way that everyone can benefit.

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has started out on her voyage across the Atlantic from Plymouth, in southern England. In roughly two weeks't time the yacht will reach New York, where Thunberg will participate in the UN Climate Change Summit in September. Commentators increasingly criticise the hype surrounding the 16-year-old and explain who stands to benefit from it.

US President Trump has announced that the US is interested in purchasing Greenland. The partially sovereign Arctic territory is still a constituent country of the Kingdom of Denmark and is largely subsidised by it. Commenting on the announcement Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said: "I hope very much that this is not meant seriously." Commentators try to work out what Trump has in mind.

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