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.
In the Netherlands, a political scandal has erupted over a court payout to a drug dealer in 2001. The Dutch justice minister and his junior minister have resigned, saying MPs had been misled about the value of the deal.
Romanian Finance Minister Darius Valcov has resigned amid allegations that he took a massive bribe. The anti-corruption authority suspects Valcov received 2 million euros from a company to fix a construction contract.
Following massive recalls of vehicles equipped with unsafe airbags, Honda has said it would replace its president of six years. The automaker is trying to clean up its image after a fiasco involving explosive airbags.
The trial of former German politician Sebastian Edathy has begun. Over the past year, child pornography allegations have destroyed the career of the once-rising star in Germany's SPD Party.