After years of propping up corrupt parties in the name of 'order', Kosovo's international backers have a very different partner to deal with.
Emmanuel Macron may have won the presidential election, but his agenda could fail if his party doesn't get a majority in Parliament.
If the western Balkan countries can't join the EU, their complicated ethnic politics might boil over once again.
What does it mean to be French? The two standing presidential candidates hope voters will agree with their version of the answer.
Both Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron have gained from the very deep disaffection of the French electorate with its traditional political representatives.
British business will be hoping that, by shrouding herself in the Union Jack, Theresa May has not overplayed her hand.
Paolo Gentiloni's government is barely distinct from his predecessor's, and its mandate is desperately thin.
The Italian referendum and the Austrian vote are shaping up to be a seminal moment for European politics and the future of the European Union.
The PM came to power as the anti-establishment candidate. Now he could be the next victim of populist ire.
Trump has won the White House by offering a vision of a bygone era, in favour of a more cosmopolitan, sophisticated future.
The suggested start of Brexit negotiations doesn't do Britain any favours, nor Germany, France or Italy.
If free movement of people is not on the table, then neither is single market access.
The Brexit vote was the outcome of the disillusionment and disengagement that have permeated the UK. Many Europeans share that mood, which is why both the UK and EU need radical democratic surgery.
Spain couldn't form a government after its last election, so it had to try again. And it looks like the radicals are shut out.
The stakes would be even higher for other member states, but populists are bound to make a play for their own referendums.
As Spain found out at its last election, voting for change is one thing, but achieving it is quite another.
Behind the parochial media focus on the political manoeuvring within a divided Conservative Party, national decisions don’t get much more important than the UK's referendum on its EU membership.
This year's presidential campaign was dominated by panic over a far-right surge – but its real meaning is somewhat different.
The notorious Freedom Party is on the march again, and the country's moderates are crumbling in its path.
The future of democracy depends on developing a left-wing populism that can revive public interest by mobilising political passions in the fight for an alternative to neoliberal de-democratisation.