Theresa May must present the House of Commons with a Plan B for Brexit on Monday. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he won't open talks with her about a new deal unless she rules out a no-deal scenario, but May has refused to do so. In the eyes of Europe's media neither of the two leaders is doing a good job.
A new Gillette advertisement calling on men to give up the aggressive, dominant, and sexually abusive behaviour that was often considered "typically masculine" in the past has stirred up emotions. The company is being praised but also criticised for its campaign on social networks. What makes the ad so controversial?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron plan to sign a new German-French friendship treaty known as the Aachen treaty. The agreement is set to be signed on January 22 in the city where 31 Holy Roman Emperors were crowned. Journalists find fault with the plan for various reasons.
Russian president Vladimir Putin was received in Belgrade by Serbian head of government Aleksandar Vučić on Thursday. In view of mass demonstrations against Vučić's government that have gone on for several weeks, commentators suspect that the visit was a diversionary tactic and advise the EU to take the visit seriously.
After winning a no-confidence motion Theresa May has met with leaders of the opposition parties to hash out a Plan B for her Brexit deal. The EU has signalled willingness to make compromises if London gives up certain "red lines", in particularly on the question of freedom of movement for workers. It shouldn't be too accommodating, commentators warn.
After winning a vote of confidence by 151 votes to 148, Alexis Tsipras will stay on as the head of a minority government following the crisis triggered by the agreement with Macedonia. The MPs will decide next week on the new name for their neighbouring country. Commentators voice admiration for the Greek prime minister's steadfastness.
Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were killed by nationalist Freikorps soldiers in Berlin on January 15, 1919. The leaders of the revolutionary worker's movement are still seen as models for the political left in Europe today. Rosa Luxemburg's deeds and convictions inspire commentators to reflect on what we can learn from them in our times.
A flood of jokes, photo-shopped images and memes is circulating online in Russia after a major manufacturer started selling egg cartons with nine instead of the usual ten eggs. A rise in VAT and stagnating real incomes are apparently fuelling discontent among the country's citizens. Russian commentators take the egg hype seriously.
The US ambassador in Berlin, Richard Grenell, has written a letter to German companies threatening them with sanctions if they don't give up their participation in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. Was this an embarrassing faux pas, an act of desperation, or a letter that could mark a turning point?