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  • UK PM David Cameron on potential brexit

    United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron is asked about the potential for leaving the European Union.

  • EU's highest court upholding a new restrictive law on cigarettes

    The measures would standardize cigarette packaging and ban advertising on electronic cigarettes.

  • Hope UK stays part of EU: Bundesbank’s Dombret

    Bundesbank executive board member, Andreas Dombret, says he believes a “Brexit” would be the “single most important financial event” of 2016 in Europe, and discusses the dangers the U.K. could face if a “Brexit” occurred.

  • I defend the ECB’s independence: Bundesbank’s Dombret

    Bundesbank board member Andreas Dombret weighs in on the debate over the independence of the European Central bank, and the growing pressure it faces from politicians.

  • The ECB has driven the euro area economic recovery and job creation to the point where its virtual "helicopter money" may no longer be needed.

  • Tony Blair on the record

    Tony Blair, former Prime Minster of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, speaks with CNBC's Brian Sullivan at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills on topics such as the Labour Party, the upcoming 'Brexit' vote and his view on the European Union.

  • BMW share fall on Q1 earnings

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including BMW showing weaker U.S. sales.

  • Germany calls for European army

    Berlin continued its push for a joint civil-military headquarters and shared assets between willing member states.

  • PARIS, May 3- French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday that he was opposed at this stage to concluding the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the European Union and the United States. "As things stand in the international trade negotiations, the French position is' no'," Hollande said in a speech in Paris.

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union has launched a probe to establish whether officials in the Austrian state of Land Salzburg falsified debt and deficit figures. The EU Commission said Tuesday that it wants to find out if the misrepresentation of the "data over several years was a result of either intent or serious negligence." Spokesman Christian Wigand emphasized...

  • LONDON, May 3- British manufacturing output unexpectedly shrank to hit its lowest level in three years in April, a survey showed on Tuesday, suggesting the economy will slow further before next month's in-out European Union membership referendum. "The sharp drop to a three-year low and another month of reported job cuts could be the clearest sign yet that...

  • PARIS— France is threatening to reject a huge free-trade deal between the U.S. and the European Union, saying it's too friendly to U.S. business and probably doomed. President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that France "will never accept" challenges to its farming and culture in exchange for better access to U.S. markets. "That's why at this stage, France says no," the...

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union has trimmed its economic growth forecasts for the 19 countries that share the euro amid an unpredictable global outlook marked by political uncertainty and weakness in emerging markets. That is true not only between member states like Germany and Greece, but also within countries, between the wealthy and poor, he said.

  • PARIS, May 3- A halt to trade talks between the European Union and the United States is now likely, French Trade Minister Matthias Fekl said on Tuesday. "Given the approach being taken by the United States today, is the most likely option," Fekl said on Europe 1 radio. His intervention comes a day after Greenpeace called for the talks to stop, citing concerns a deal would...

  • Germany is to push for progress towards a European army by advocating a joint headquarters and shared military assets, the Financial Times reports.

  • Central banks seem increasingly rudderless: Roche

    Investors have decided that the Federal Reserve will not raise rates, which is what's driving financial markets, says Independent Strategy's David Roche.

  • Niall Ferguson: Brexit would be horrendous

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan sits down with professor and author Niall Ferguson to discuss the impact of Britain leaving the European Union and global economic risks.

  • WASHINGTON, May 2- The White House said on Monday it was not particularly concerned about reported leaks on the details of a U.S.-European Union trade deal currently being negotiated between the two sides. The European Commission has said the documents, published by Greenpeace Netherlands, reflected negotiating positions and not final outcomes of the talks,...

  • European closing bell

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports on all the market moving events in Europe today including Allianz earnings, and London markets closed for May Day holiday.

  • *Greenpeace says documents show talks should be stopped. BERLIN, May 2- A sweeping free trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States would lower food safety and environmental standards, Greenpeace said on Monday, citing confidential documents from the talks. Greenpeace opposes the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment...