In London, the Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 shed 35.50 points, or 0.87%, to 4,048.10. Prime Minister Blair is trying to make a case for the U.K. to join the single currency, cooperating with the European Union.
In Germany, the DAX Index gained 75.97 points, or 2.61%, to 2,982.68, as Schroeder picks up business support for work reforms.
In France, the CAC 40 added 22.57 points, or 0.76%, to 2,991.75.
Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX rose 23.24 points, or 0.34%, to 6,859.80.
In Asia, markets ended mixed. Japan's Nikkei index extended gains by 49.15 points, or 0.59%, to 8,424.51, led by tech shares and exporters as the Nasdaq continues to gain ground. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index slipped 21.17 points, or 0.22%, to 9,487.38.