The rise of far-right politics across the world may hit already scant foreign aid, increase tensions between communities and countries, and lead to more people fleeing conflict, Nobel laureates, leaders and experts warned.
The European Parliament on Monday (12 December) decided to impose stricter conditions on financing for the European wing of Britain's anti-EU UKIP party, which has previously been penalised for misspending EU funds.
UK Brexit minister David Davis has taken part in his first official meetings on the continent, to disappointing reviews, while the UK has decided to investigate whether UKIP’s funding of its Brexit campaign breached any laws.
The leaders of the main European institutions issued reactions to the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States. In a letter, European Council President Donald Tusk invited Trump for an early summit to chart EU-US relations for the next four years.
If European nations were voting in the US presidential election, Hillary Clinton would win in a landslide. However, the support for Donald Trump is high in migrant-wary central Europe and in the population in western Europe supportive of far-right and anti-EU forces.
The UK Independence Party was thrown into further turmoil on Monday (17 October) with the resignation from the party of its favourite for the leadership, Steven Woolfe, who branded the party "ungovernable" without Nigel Farage.
Thousands of women went on strike this week in protest against new laws to ban abortion, which is still illegal in Malta. In Ireland, campaigners are calling for the repeal of laws that criminalise it and encourage dangerous backstreet abortions.