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  • Berlusconi Plans to Run for Italian PM

    Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi sat down with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera over the weekend.

  • Is Mario Draghi the Person of the Year?

    Lionel Barber, editor at the Financial Times, reveals to CNBC why the newspaper voted for ECB president, Mario Draghi as the FT Person of the Year.

  • Europe's leaders agreed to press on with further steps to shore up their finances and sustain momentum in tackling the debt crisis on Friday, a day after clinching a deal on banking supervision and approving long-delayed aid to Greece.

  • European Market Close

    European shares remained mixed after U.S. economic data, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

  • BDI's Kerber: German Growth Will Stay at 1%

    Dr. Markus Kerber, chief executive at the German Federation of Industry talks to CNBC about what Europe needs to create growth, the German election campaign and how the German economy will look in 2013.

  • Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Angela Merkel re-elected as party leader by a record margin to fight for a third term as chancellor in 2013.

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  • Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Angela Merkel kicks off her re-election drive on Tuesday at a congress of her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU), where the chancellor will be feted like a star for defending German interests in the euro zone crisis.

  • Merkel Did ‘Bare Minimum’ to Keep Greece Solvent: Analysts

    German Chancellor Merkel said Greece's creditors may look at writing down more of its debt, but not before the current bailout program runs its course.

  • EU Approves Spain Bank Restructuring, Opens Door to Aid

    The European Commission gave the go ahead for Spain to overhaul its stricken nationalized banks on Wednesday and opened the door for nearly 40 billion euros in euro zone aid to be disbursed, offering hope for an end to Spain's banking crisis.

  • Merkel Did ‘Bare Minimum’ to Keep Greece Solvent: Analysts

    The latest Greek debt deal is at the behest of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the needs of the domestic political landscape there rather than about ensuring Greece’s long term economic well- being, one analyst told CNBC Tuesday.

  • A Grexit Is Still On the Agenda: Citi¿s Saunders

    Michael Saunders, chief economist for Western Europe at Citi, tells CNBC that the economics of austerity, within a fixed exchange rate and poor external competitiveness mean the Greek situation could still fall apart.

  • Cracks in France…as Southern Europe Moves Ahead

    France’s economy will come through and “resist the crisis” despite worries about low growth and the need for labor market reform, its Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici told CNBC.

  • Cracks in France…as Southern Europe Moves Ahead

    As Southern Europe looks to be getting its house in order in the wake of the currency bloc’s debt crisis, a new report suggests France’s weaknesses are now becoming even more apparent.

  • Euro Zone Faces 'Winter of Discontent': Pro

    The clouds hanging over European consumers and dampening spending show no sign of lifting, as consumer confidence in the region continues to be the lowest in the world.

  • WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney battled down to the wire on Tuesday, mounting a last-minute Election Day drive to get their supporters to the polls in a handful of states that will decide the winner in a neck-and-neck race for the White House.

  • BERLIN- German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny. TOKYO- Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg visits Japan and meets with Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda. **BAMAKO/ DAKAR- German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle visits Mali and Senegal.

  • France and Germany Must Cooperate to Solve Crisis: WTO

    Pascal Lamy, director-general at the World Trade Organization, tells CNBC that Germany and France don't have the same problems but they have to work together to solve the euro zone crisis.

  • BERLIN, Oct 30- Global economic recovery remains uncertain, making budget and structural reform necessary to revive growth, Germany said in a joint statement with the IMF and OECD on Tuesday.

  • PARIS, Oct 29- In the rich lexicon of Brussels acronyms, a new treasure has entered the vocabulary since June: GEMU. It stands for Genuine Economic and Monetary Union, a term used in the conclusions of the last two European Union summits in a tacit acknowledgement that the single currency created by the 1992 Maastricht Treaty was flawed and woefully incomplete.