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  • EU to probe FedEx takeover of Dutch rival TNT Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 9:38 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union is opening an in-depth probe into whether FedEx's proposed $4.9 billion takeover of Dutch company TNT would strangle competition in the massive market for small package deliveries. EU Antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager said Friday she had to "make sure that FedEx's takeover of TNT would not impede effective competition and...

  • *Mogherini met Iran's Zarif in Tehran this week. BRUSSELS, July 31- The European Union should start high-level talks with Iran on energy and trade by the beginning of 2016, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told a closed-door meeting of EU policymakers. The day after a deal on Iran's nuclear program was sealed this month, Mogherini told the European...

  • Euro zone inflation, unemployment hold steady Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Price reductions in Berlin, Germany

    Euro zone annual inflation held steady at 0.2 percent in July, far below the European Central Bank's target.

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's talks with its international creditors on a third bailout worth 85 billion euros shifted into a higher gear on Friday, with lead negotiators from the European Union and International Monetary Fund meeting key ministers in Athens. The bailout talks with the IMF, European Commission, European Central Bank and European Stability...

  • Brexit may lead to Scottish independence: Sturgeon Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 10:41 PM ET

    A U.K. withdrawal from the EU could trigger a second independence referendum in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, told CNBC.

  • Greece has only one option Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 1:54 PM ET
    Tourists visit the ancient Acropolis hill, with the ruins of the Parthenon temple in Athens.

    After the deal with Europe, Greece has one way to move forward, and it must move quickly says this BCG consultant in Athens.

  • European markets close: Third day of gains Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    European markets close: Third day of gains

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including European earnings that beat expectations.

  • LONDON, July 30- Hedge funds from Guernsey, Jersey and Switzerland should be allowed to serve investors across the 28 country European Union, the bloc's securities watchdog said on Thursday. The European Securities and Markets Authority also said it has not yet reached a view on whether hedge funds and other alternative investment funds from the United States...

  • Dear, Janet: What's the hurry? Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 5:03 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chair Janet Yellen.

    What's the harm in waiting six months to raise rates? asks "Fast Money" trader Brian Kelly.

  • Greek stock market unlikely to open: Report Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Greek stock market unlikely to open: Report

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the Greek ruling party meeting tomorrow.

  • BRUSSELS, July 29- European Union regulators are investigating prices charged by Disneyland Paris after complaints from foreign consumers who said they were charged far more than their French counterparts. The move by the European Commission is part of a broader crackdown on "geoblocking", the practice of companies limiting or restricting consumers' access...

  • EU checking if Disneyland Paris charges unfair prices Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 8:05 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union is looking into complaints that Disneyland Paris is unfairly charging different prices for consumers depending on what nation the request comes from. She said the EU Commission has "received complaints about Disneyland Paris that we are now checking." Complaints addressed to the EU have come from consumers from Britain, Germany...

  • Greece's Tsipras: party rebels could force early election Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 7:16 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greece's prime minister sought to contain a deepening rift in his radical left Syriza party Wednesday, warning rebels that he would have to call early elections if they keep opposing key reforms demanded for a new international bailout. Representatives of Greece's creditors— its European Union partners and the International Monetary Fund—...

  • Lloyd's of London chair: UK must stay in EU Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 6:51 PM ET
    Lloyd's of London chair: UK must stay in EU

    John Nelson, chairman of Lloyd's of London, says the European Union (EU) is an important trading bloc hence it is important for the U.K. to remain a member of the EU.

  • European markets close in the green Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 11:22 AM ET
    European markets close in the green

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including Honeywell buying Melrose's Elster meter unit.

  • BRUSSELS, July 28- EU members have backed the imposition of anti-dumping duties on imports of cold-rolled flat stainless steel from China and Taiwan, according to sources familiar with the decision. The European Union will charge tariffs of between 24.3 and 25.3 percent for sheet, coil and strip imports from China and of 6.8 percent for Taiwanese product,...

  • Bosnian government adopts EU reforms plan Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 9:37 AM ET

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina— Top EU officials say the Bosnian government's adoption of a plan of reforms is a crucial step forward on the country's EU integration path. European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn said in a statement on Tuesday that the adoption and swift implementation of the Reform...

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union on Tuesday moved to recognize halloumi, or hellim in Turkish, as a protected cheese from both sides of the Greek-Turkish divided island of Cyprus and lauded it as a symbolic step toward further reunification. The salty, chewy cheese is perhaps Cyprus' greatest gift to world gastronomy and the 28- nation bloc took a major step toward...

  • Greece submits request to IMF for new loan facility Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 6:26 PM ET
    Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos holds a draft of a reform bill at a parliamentary session in Athens, July 22, 2015.

    Greece has requested a new loan facility from the IMF, the country's finance ministry said on Friday.

  • European markets close: Selloff in commodities Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 11:27 AM ET
    European markets close: Selloff in commodities

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including Europe miners and earnings impact.