Turkey summoned the Swiss ambassador on Sunday to protest at a Kurdish rally in Bern which Ankara dubbed a "terrorist gathering", a diplomatic source said.
The race for the leadership of Spain's main opposition Socialists heated up Sunday as the president of the southern Andalusia region launched her bid to head the deeply-divided party.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's party easily won a regional election on Sunday, dealing an early blow to centre-left hopes of ending her more than decade-long reign.
In 2016, the number of textile firms stopped falling for the first time since 2008, stabilising at around 3,500 companies.
Despite rough winter seas, migrant departures from Libya on boats chartered by people traffickers have accelerated in recent months from already-record levels.
Armed robberies are rare in Monaco, one of Europe's playgrounds for the rich.
Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem has been under pressure to step down since told a German newspaper that southern European countries blew their money on "drinks and women".
Although Marine Le Pen, 48, currently looks set to lose the May 7th runoff, probably to independent centrist Emmanuel Macron, no one is being complacent.
Foreigners are rarely seen in the former communist city about 100 kilometres (60 miles) east of Berlin, but as in much of eastern Germany, there is deep suspicion toward migrants.
Around 10,000 residents and people from neighbouring districts turned out to see the head of the Roman Catholic Church, whose schedule included visiting a Muslim family.
French President Francois Hollande called on Sunday for efforts to intensify the relationship between Europe and Asia in the face of resurgent "isolationism".
The war-torn country's security forces are being killed in horrific numbers as they grapple with a militant resurgence, raising questions about how much more they can endure.
The battle begins in earnest on Sunday when Susana Diaz, 42, the president of the southern region of Andalusia and one of Spain's most powerful female politicians, is due to announce she will run in May primaries.
With 29 days to go before the first round of France's two-stage presidential election, outgoing head of state Francois Hollande has urged candidates to keep faith with the European Union even as Britain prepares to leave the bloc.
"The world is different today. Donald Trump is president of the United States and the Sweden Democrats may soon take power in our country."
UDPATED: German voters went to the polls on Sunday in tiny Saarland state, where a resurgent centre-left hopes to strike a first blow in their battle to topple Chancellor Angela Merkel this year.
Some cities in eastern Germany have emerged as economic bright spots where populist politicians are finding it hard to gain ground.