Economic Regions The European Union

  • Global Markets Update: FTSE Hits 6,400

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports the Bank of England is moving European markets today.

  • The Euro Zone Is ‘Shaping Up Quite Well’: Think Tank

    Investor optimism about the euro zone tally with an untimely credit squeeze within the bloc over the past couple of months.

  • Italian showman Beppe Grillo

    Italy's mainstream politicians have failed to understand a change in mentality in Italy, the head of the anti-establishment "5 Star Movement" (M5S) told CNBC in an interview, adding that his party is now "unstoppable".

  • A worker is seen at the production line in the Mercedes-Benz factory of the Daimler AG in Sindelfingen, southwestern Germany.

    Auto sales are tanking across Europe, and this strategist says the trend is likely to create more headwinds for the euro zone economy.

  • European Markets Extend Gains

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on today's market moving headlines, including a report showing new car registrations in Europe are contracting.

  • Soini: Let Each New Generation Decide on EU

    Timo Soini, leader of the True Finns Party, tells CNBC why he's pushing for every generation to hold a referendum on Finland's membership of an 'immoral' European Union.

  • European Shares Move Higher

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European markets traded higher despite a twenty-five percent dip in car registrations.

  • Frankfurt, Germany

    German analyst and investor sentiment soared to its highest level since April 2010, beating all expectations with at third successive increase and signalling that financial markets are confident Europe's largest economy has turned a corner.

  • Beppe Grillo, founder of the Movimento 5 Stelle (Five Star Movement), arrives to speak during a public rally for the political campaign on January 23, 2013 in Pomezia, Italy.

    The rise of the protest vote and support for non-mainstream parties in Italy could lead to a surprise in the national election on Sunday,taking key votes away from established candidates in what looks set to be a close race.

  • Mario Draghi

    The euro declined against the dollar on Monday after the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said economic indicators signaled further weakness in the euro zone.

  • Euro Zone Faces 'Winter of Discontent': Pro

    German banks' use of European Central Bank crisis funding dropped by a third in January from the previous month, a further sign that banks in the heart of the euro zone are returning to money markets after last year's credit squeeze.

  • If you look at headline tax rates alone, you might think tax competition in Europe had ended. But the more stable headline rates say nothing about how countries define a company's tax base.

  • Silvio Berlusconi

    Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has made gains in opinion polls ahead of elections on February 24. The way in which he has achieved the bounce might raise eyebrows.

  • As Italian elections approach and the gap between the right and left-wing candidates closes, analysts fear that the tight political race could result in a hung parliament, an outcome that could easily derail Italy's already-fragile economy.

  • David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg have an uphill struggle before any EU referendum according to a poll that says only one in three would vote to stay in the bloc, the FT reports.

  • European Markets Close: Eye on G20

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a look at the G20 currency discussions taking place.

  • Societe Generale's Albert Edwards once again dismissed U.S. equities as overvalued, while calling on investors to hurry if they want to find good value European stocks.

  • Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB)

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on Friday criticized "chatter" on currencies that has roiled foreign exchange markets in recent weeks.

  • Peter Breiter, 41, is an unusual banker. Not for him the big bonuses, complicated financial instruments and multi-million deals. He is happy instead writing transaction slips out by hand for the 500 inhabitants of the tiny southern German village of Gammesfeld.

  • European austerity measures are punishing the most vulnerable members of society and threatening the entire social cohesion of Europe, according to a report from the charity Caritas.