Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk dismissed Treasury Minister Mikolaj Budzanowski for failing to inform him about a deal with OAO Gazprom over the Russian natural gas producer’s pipeline expansion plans.
The level of immigration from Bulgaria and Romania to the U.K. once restrictions end next year is “unpredictable,” though the impact on public services is likely to be “modest,” a report for the Foreign Office said.
The yen rose for the first time in five days against the dollar as an opposition lawmaker said his party will oppose Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Nominee Kikuo Iwata, who investors see as endorsing monetary policy easing.
Hungary’s forint dropped to a nine- month low as falling inflation stoked prospects for interest- rate cuts and lawmakers backed constitutional changes some European Union members say undermine democracy.
Germany’s top constitutional court rejected efforts to block a permanent euro-area rescue fund, handing a victory to Chancellor Angela Merkel, who championed the 500 billion-euro ($645 billion) bailout facility.