Britain won't be going to the polls next month, but it still looks as if an election can't be long delayed.
Italy gets a new government (with its old prime minister), as the centre-left links up with the populists, but Spain seems unable to pull off the same deal.
Elections in two German states this weekend provide another opportunity for pundits to fret about the rise of the far right. So far, however, the centre-right is holding firm.
The paradox of David Koch, who died last week, is that his political activism ended up empowering forces that were deeply hostile to his libertarian convictions.
Italy looks to be heading towards a coalition of some sort between the populists and the centre-left. Will Silvio Berlusconi join in?
Like its Italian counterpart, the British parliament faces big decisions about whether to bring down a government and what to put in its place, but it does so under somewhat different constitutional rules.
The Italian far right is making its bid for power, and it will take an unlikely degree of unity among its opponents to stop it.
Two months after its election, Belgium is having great difficulty putting together a government. The problem is that the two halves of the country are moving in different directions.
Boris Johnson has finally got what he wanted, but his options are severely limited. Try your hand on a Brexit flowchart to work out what might happen next.
As Boris Johnson prepares to take office in Britain, thoughts turn to one of his predecessors whose record is under threat.