The appointment of Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission president is a "very good sign" for Europe's ability to act, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, after a meeting with leaders of south east European countries in Croatia.
Ms Merkel added: "I would like to congratulate Jean-Claude Juncker on his election as EU president with a clear result in the first round of voting [...] It will inspire us to resume the work with the European commission."
More top news
Is another prediction from the Back To The Future universe about to come true?
To the undoubted tragedy that was the killing of Reeva Steenkamp, the South Africa judicial system has added layers of legal soap opera.
Cathryn Hall is campaigning for police widows' pensions to be payable for life even if they form a new partnership or remarry.