A state election in Berlin boosts the centre-right, while two state elections in Italy boost prime minister Meloni's party – which may also have ambitions to count as centre-right.
Death of a Communist
The death of a veteran Communist reformer draws attention to the remarkable story of the fall of the East German dictatorship.
Austria's president wins re-election for a second term, but with stronger opposition from the far right than had been expected. Also, state election results from Tyrol and Lower Saxony.
A multi-party Australia at last?
Australia suddenly finds itself in something rather like a multi-party system. It may be able to learn something from countries where that is more the norm.
Ukraine does well at the polls
The war in Ukraine has led to a wave of strategic rethinking in Europe, with ripple effects in a German state election at the weekend.
May electoral roundup
A monthly feature: today, updates from Northern Ireland, the Philippines, Schleswig-Holstein and South Ossetia.
Europe’s first wartime elections
Two European elections, in Malta and the Saar, both return big results for the centre-left, although on a reduced turnout.
More trouble on the German right
As its support declines, Germany's far-right party loses its last advocate of a (relatively) moderate approach.
Three European presidents
Italy's presidential election begins today, with no clear front-runner so far. But Germany and the European parliament have both arrived at a consensus.
Change in Germany and Sweden
Germany is on the way to a new government and Sweden briefly had a new prime minister. Both cases show the need for co-operation across a broad ideological front.