After the opening, the Stoxx Europe 600 Index fell 0.58 percent to 481.69 points, while the DAX 30 Index in Germany fell 0.59 to 15,839 points.
In the United Kingdom, the FTSE 100 index fell by 0.40 per cent to 7.581 points, and in France the CAC 40 index fell by 0.55 per cent to 7.161 points.
In Spain, the IBEX 35 index fell by 0.45 percent to 8.797 points, and in Italy the MIB 30 index fell.
After the Bank of Japan did not change its policy rate and announced that it will continue its expansionary monetary policy.
The US 10-year bond yield reached its highest level in the last two years at 1.8570%.
Analysts expected the upward trend in interest rates to have a negative impact on risk appetite in the stock markets.
Analysts also mentioned that the ZEW indices in Germany and the New York Fed Manufacturing Index in the USA are prominent on the data docket today, and analysts said that the bond market trajectory will be followed as well.