Spanish politician Pedro Agramunt announced his resignation as president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
The final results from Catalonia's independence referendum show that 90 per cent of voters backed secession from Spain, the region's government has said.
Employment in the 28-nation European Union increased to the highest on record in the second quarter.
Separatist groups and unions had initially called on strikes to be held on Tuesday in support for Catalan leaders pushing ahead with a declaration of independence from Spain.
The European Union and its private sector will commit about 1 billion euros to better protect marine life during the global Our Ocean conference this week.