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.
During her tenure as French Finance Minister, IMF chief Christine Lagarde laid the ground for a 400-million-euro payment to a businessman. A French court now puts her under investigation for "negligence."
The mayor of Venice has resigned over a corruption investigation into a flood barrier project worth billions of euros. Giorgio Orsoni was among more than 30 people arrested last week.
Romanian President Traian Basescu faces calls to resign amid allegations that his brother accepted bribes from organized crime. Basescu has made fighting corruption a centerpiece of his presidency.
Poland's center-right coalition has survived a vote of no confidence. The opposition had called for the government to resign after a tape was leaked in which the Polish foreign minister bashed US and British leaders.
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