Members of the Berlin Symphonic Orchestra bid farewell to their fans with a last concert on Sunday after orchestra officials failed to secure 80,000 euros ($103,000) in emergency funding for the bankrupt organization. Orchestra leaders had tried to find private sponsors after Berlin's city government cut three million euros in subsidies last year. The ensemble's disbandment is the latest in a long list of German orchestras that have disappeared due to lacking funds.
Police beat migrants in Serbia and Macedonia, and force them to pay bribes, Amnesty International has claimed. Thousands of refugees travel through those countries every year, in an attempt to sneak across the EU border.
Both France and Germany have urged Greece to put forward serious proposals that would allow financial aid talks to resume. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said there is an urgent need to lift capital controls.
British plans to build two new nuclear reactors has drawn the ire of renewable-energy supporters. Now, the government in Vienna has filed a lawsuit, arguing that the project violates EU law.