Europe’s human rights court gave the Ukrainian government until March 14 to respond to a legal complaint from a dissident about police tactics in dispersing protests that created a political crisis in the country.
British judges can imprison criminals convicted of serious offenses for their entire lives, a U.K. appeals court said, putting the country at odds with a European ruling that the sentences represent inhumane treatment.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski survived a third no-confidence vote called by former Premier Boyko Borissov’s Gerb party over what it said was a failure to curb crime and handle an influx of Syrian refugees.
The European Central Bank’s bond- buying plan will be reviewed by the European Union’s highest court as German judges temporarily put aside their doubts about the program credited with quelling the region’s debt crisis.
Spanish and Italian government bonds advanced for a second week on speculation the European Central Bank will remain supportive of sovereign debt, even as it refrained from adding stimulus and faced a legal challenge.
The euro fell for the first time in three days against the dollar as Germany’s top court questioned a rescue plan for debt crisis-hit euro-area nations and asked Europe’s highest judges to rule on its legality.