Last Friday, the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced it was expelling two Russian diplomats who, according to prosecutors, have been involved in espionage. The Russian embassy in Sofia declared that the diplomats would leave the country but that Moscow reserved its right to respond to these expulsions.
The Supreme Court said hundreds of judges chosen under new rules were not sufficiently independent and should no longer hear cases. At the same time, lawmakers approved legislation making it easier to fire critical judges.
British lawmakers in the lower house gave their final backing to the Brexit bill after removing several amendments made by the House of Lords, including a provision to reunite unaccompanied refugee children whose families are already living in the UK.
Gibraltar is considering becoming part of the Schengen zone as a way of ensuring fluidity of movement on its border with Spain after Britain leaves the European Union, its Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has said.
One of Russia’s elite universities is considering banning its students and faculty from exercising political speech in the wake of high-profile scandals involving free speech last year, according to its newly proposed rules.