The EU Commission has announced a record fine for Google: the tech giant must pay 4.3 billion euros for abuse of its dominant market position. Some commentators are delighted to see the EU actively protecting the interests of consumers. Others argue that only innovation can challenge Google's dominance.
A maritime rescue team discovered on Tuesday a woman clinging to the remains of a rubber dinghy, flanked by two corpses. Rescue organisations accuse the Libyan coastguard of failing to render assistance and leaving migrants to die in the Mediterranean. How can the EU rely on cooperation with a failed state like Libya, commentators ask.
In the last week Greece has expelled two Russian diplomats who allegedly used bribes in a bid to escalate protests against the compromise in the name dispute with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Fyrom). Commentators demand less naivety in Athens' dealings with Moscow and more transparency vis-à-vis its own citizens.
From now on people over the age of 16 in Portugal can change their name and gender without a medical diagnosis certifying a gender identity disorder. However, up to the age of 18 they must present a medical report on their decision-making ability. Portugal's press welcomes the new law even if it says that some questions remain open.
The EU has signed its most comprehensive free trade agreement to date - with Japan. The deal, which has been in preparation since 2013 and is known as the Jefta, is to come into effect next year and removes 99 percent of all the tariffs between the two economic areas. Has the EU learned nothing from the public outcry over Ceta, or is it right to seek new partners?
Following fierce criticism of his statements during a press conference with Vladimir Putin the US president has backpedalled, saying that he hadn't mean to say that there had been no Russian interference in the US election campaign. Will this "slip-up" in Helsinki have fateful consequences for Trump and his party?
The jail sentences handed down to members of the activist group Pussy Riot after they criticised Putin in their "punk prayer" at a church in Moscow contravene human rights, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg has ruled, and ordered Russia to pay the women compensation. Commentators take stock of the ruling.
A fact check carried out by the public TV broadcaster in Sweden has triggered a public outcry. The editing team, which normally focuses on checking the veracity of politicians' claims, had offered a fact check on the question of whether the Holocaust really happened. Swedish commentators are appalled.
In Cyprus journalists and politicians have criticised a glossary published by the OSCE which makes 56 proposals regarding how to deal with words and phrases deemed problematic in the context of the Cyprus conflict. Critics describe the glossary as an attempt to curtail freedom of expression and introduce a vocabulary that distorts historical facts. Cypriot journalists are at odds over the issue.
The EU and China are joining forces in the trade dispute with the US. At the EU-China summit they agreed to cooperate more closely in the areas of economic affairs and environmental protection. Commentators welcome this new unity but warn that Europe must not forget the human rights abuses in China.