Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas is to formally resign over a graft and spying scandal involving his chief of staff. The case has thrown the political future of the recession-hit EU state into uncertainty.
The German FA - the DFB - has been largely concerned with limiting the damage caused by allegations about a slush fund linked to the 2006 World Cup. DW's Jefferson Chase writes that this tactic is no longer going to fly.
Škoda is the biggest exporter in the Czech Republic and also a subsidiary of Volkswagen. 1.2 million Skodas now have to be recalled because they were equipped with cheat software.
The resignation of the head of the DFB came amid a controversy over a payment made to FIFA in 2005. This comes a week after the tax authorities launched a series of raids, including on the DFB's headquarters.
Romania's Prime Minister Victor Ponta has resigned. This is a new beginning, but the country still has an ailing political system, says Romanian journalist Vlad Mixich in an interview with DW.