Denmark's Social Democrat prime minister has been re-elected for a second term, although it remains to be seen whether she will succeed in building a broader coalition than last time.
Denmark and Israel both go to the polls for early elections, with neither looking set for a clear-cut outcome.
A new right-of-centre government is ready to take office in Sweden, but without the actual participation of the far right. Meanwhile, negotiations for a new government continue in Italy.
Covid-19 claims another victim, as the Danish government is forced to the polls over its illegal liquidation of the country's mink industry.
The right-of-centre opposition wins a narrow majority in Sweden, but its task of forming a government may not be straightforward.
A knife-edge result in Sweden sees the right better placed to form government, but it will be a couple of days before final figures are available.
Sweden's voters look set to return a parliament very similar to the last one, which may or may not be enough for its centre-left government to hold on.
Danish voters approve an end to their exemption from EU defence activities, in a further sign of Europe's commitment to countering Russian aggression.
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.
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