The central banks of the European Union, Great Britain, and the People's Republic of China, in what appears to be a co-ordinated action, each loosen their respective monetary systems.
The Polish government announces a planned visit for April 9 from European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans. The government of Poland and the European Union are locked in a dispute over planned judicial reforms.
José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, says it would be "extremely difficult, if not impossible" for an independent Scotland to join the European Union as it would need the approval of all member states.
The International Air Transport Association calls for the United Nations to intervene in the dispute between the People's Republic of China and the European Union over airlines' involvement in the EU's carbon tax scheme for airlines.
2011 Chinese protests:Police in China show up in force in several cities after a call for a "Jasmine Revolution", and disperse protesters in Beijing and Shanghai. [http:--www.sify.com-news-protesters-gather-in-beijing-shanghai-news-international-lcurOdjfcii.html (Sify India)] [https:--www.bbc.co.uk-news-world-asia-pacific-12517909 (BBC)]2011 Iranian protests:Iranians are invited to attend a protest rally in Tehran and other cities in commememoration of the two people killed while attempting to demonstrate for better freedoms last week. [http:--english.aljazeera.net-news-middleeast-2011-02-20112197512326286.html (Al Jazeera)]Mehdi Karroubi, the opposition leader under house arrest, calls for his trial to take place in public so that people can "get to know the truth". He posts the request on his website since he cannot leave his house to personally deliver it. [http:--english.aljazeera.net-news-middleeast-2011-02-201122053957526278.html (Al Jazeera)]2011 Chinese protests:
A group of international diplomats begins a two-day tour given by Iran as a gesture of goodwill and transparency in response to foreign concerns over its nuclear program. The European Union, Russia, and the People's Republic of China refuses its invitation.