Commenting on Ukrainian developments, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius pooh-poohed the idea that there is a fascist danger.
The parliamentary elections carried out in Italy during the weekend of February 23-24 have created great worry in governments throughout Europe.
Austerity is the key issue facing Cypriot voters as they head to the polls for the second round of the presidential elections.
There is good news for France's new Socialist Party President, Francois Hollande.
This will be seen as a victory for those who are promoting austerity as the solution for Europe's fiscal woes.
During the "scramble for Africa" at the end of the 19th century, Germany had entered the game partly for economic and partly for geopolitical reasons.
In both countries, austerity measures include massive cuts in wages and pensions, elimination of the social safety net, privatization of public property and attacks on labor rights.
France elects a new president on April 22, with a runoff possible on May 6. As this date approaches, it would appear that incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy is going to have trouble holding on to power.
A general strike called by Portuguese unions against austerity measures imposed by international finance capital practically shut down Portugal last Thursday.
The blast is said to have been one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history.