European shares ended the day firmly in the green on Wednesday, amid hopes that Ukraine and Russia were nearing a cease-fire agreement.
European stocks closed sharply lower on Monday, with investor sentiment curbed by the growing instability in Ukraine's Crimea region.
European stocks closed flat on Friday, boosted by economic data from the U.S.
European stocks closed higher on Friday, with France's CAC 40 posting a five-and-half-year high.
European stocks closed lower on Thursday, with sentiment remaining fragile after poor data from China and France.
European stocks closed flat on Tuesday, after mixed data from Germany and reports that PSA Peugeot Citroen had finalized a deal with China's Dongfeng.
CNBC's Louisa Bojesen talks through the close of European markets.
European equities closed higher on Monday, after an historic deal was struck over Iran's nuclear program.
European shares closed higher on Thursday as investors reacted to strong U.S. and European data, as well as rate decisions from the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England (BoE).
Pierre Yves Gauthier, founding partner at AlphaValue, tells CNBC that luxury is in a super cycle phase and is only hitting a small peak with the end of the Chinese gifting luxury goods.
Francois Mallet, managing director of Kepler Capital Markets, tells CNBC that the CAC has done well, up almost 20 percent in a year, which shows the French local concern is not the concern of the markets.
European stocks finished higher in choppy trading Friday, logging 17-month highs amid a backdrop of mixed signals about U.S. budget talks.
European shares closed higher on Thursday, getting a fresh boost from stronger-than-expected U.S. housing data.
European shares pared losses in afternoon trading on Wednesday to close higher after U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said he was optimistic that a deal on the U.S. "fiscal cliff" of tax rises and spending cuts could be reached.
European shares edged higher on Tuesday after an agreement by international lenders to cut Greece's debt gave some short-term support to investor sentiment.
European shares ended a five-day winning streak on Monday as a slump in Barclays after a shareholder sold warrants in the company resulted in it leading both financial stocks and the broader market lower.
European shares posted their best weekly gain so far this year after rising for a fifth day on Friday, boosted by strong German data and growing expectations Greece will soon get the next dose of financial help.
European shares closed higher after choppy trade on Wednesday as investors watched for signs of progress on a delayed deal to unlock aid to keep Greece solvent.
European equities edged higher on Tuesday, building on the previous session's strong gains and bolstered by expectations that euro zone finance ministers will approve the next tranche of bailout cash for Greece.
Clem Chambers, CEO, ADVFN says Moody's downgrade of France's credit rating is expected. He adds that it's likely that after Spain and Italy, the markets will start to attack France.