One year on, most in France are longing for their President to up his game. Their leader’s verbosity is not considered an asset.
A year after taking power, the French president has never been so unpopular - and that doesn't look set to change soon.
Germany and France have fallen out so badly that they can no longer be polite to each other.
Was anyone surprised at the running battles on the streets of Madrid last night in the wake of their apocalyptic unemployment figures?
Remember the Italy elections? They are still going on and the bloke who had never been elected in the first place is still Prime Minister.
ITV News consults the historians and opinion-formers who will shape how future generations see Margaret Thatcher.
Cyprus has been saved but the uncomfortable realities of life in the single currency will not have been lost on others in southern Europe.
We've been here before during the euro crisis, but never have they taken brinkmanship quite this far.
The lesson of Cyprus will not be forgotten: that within the Eurozone your savings are only really safe in Germany.
He did not go quietly and Pope Benedict’s final words as Pope may turn out to have been his most significant.