Ukraine has six months to meet European Union terms for an association agreement instead of a May deadline the 27-nation bloc set for improving its judiciary and electoral system, according to the foreign minister of Lithuania, which takes over the rotating EU presidency in July.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled today on what was already obvious: that Ukraine's imprisonment of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on abuse-of-office charges was politically motivated -- or at least unrelated to the accusations themselves.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg contradicted his Conservative coalition partners, saying there is no current move for Britain to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights in order to deport a radical cleric.
Home Secretary Theresa May announced a deal with Jordan in a bid to extradite Islamic cleric Abu Qatada and said the U.K. may withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights to ensure his deportation.
Romanian opposition failed to win backing for a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Victor Ponta’s four-month-old Cabinet over a property-restitution law demanded by the European Court of Human Rights.
A panel of five judges at the European Court of Human Rights will decide on May 9 whether it will reconsider the case of Muslim cleric Abu Qatada, which the U.K. wants to deport to Jordan to face terrorism charges.