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  • European markets fall on Fed, downbeat data Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 11:29 AM ET
    European markets fall on Fed, downbeat data

    A look at all the market moving events in Europe today, including a gain in oil stocks.

  • Whisky maker Diageo toasts Britain's EU membership Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 10:29 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 28- Diageo, the world's largest maker of Scotch whisky, supports Britain staying in the European Union but its chief executive said he sees no dramatic immediate effect on its business from a possible "Brexit". "We think it's very important for this country and for Scotch whisky," Menezes said, calling Scotch the "largest and most successful" food and drink...

  • BRUSSELS, Jan 28- The European Union is offering Britain a new "emergency brake" rule that could help curb immigration from other EU states in a reform package before a British referendum on EU membership, sources close to the negotiations told Reuters on Thursday. Cameron will discuss the proposal in Brussels on Friday with European Commission President...

  • LONDON— The European Union could investigate the 130 million-pound deal for back taxes struck between Britain and Google, after furious opposition lawmakers suggested the Internet company should have paid more. The Scottish National Party asked for such an investigation on Wednesday, with deputy party leader Stewart Hosie arguing that the public was...

  • BRUSSELS, Jan 28- The European Union will impose duties on imports of cold-rolled flat steel from China and Russia while its investigation into alleged dumping by the two countries continues. The European Commission has set provisional duties of up to 16 percent for China and of up to 26 percent for Russia, according to sources familiar with the Commission's...

  • EU unveils new proposals to combat sweet tax deals Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 5:59 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union has unveiled new proposals to combat tax evasion by big companies by trying to end sweet deals between member countries and multinationals. He noted that 50- 70 billion euros are lost annually due to tax evasion. The Commission opened tax probes in 2014 into Apple in Ireland, Starbucks in the Netherlands and Amazon in Luxemburg, and is...

  • European markets close mixed on Brent rebound Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 11:30 AM ET
    European markets close mixed on Brent rebound

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including

  • BRUSSELS, Jan 27- The European Union sought sweeping powers over national car regulations on Wednesday, aiming to prevent a repeat of Volkswagen's emissions test cheating scandal and sparking a tough debate as governments and industry resist change. Under the proposed new rules, Brussels would be able to demand spot checks on vehicles, order recalls and...

  • BRUSSELS, Jan 27- The European Union sought sweeping powers over national car regulations on Wednesday, aiming to prevent a repeat of Volkswagen's emissions test cheating scandal and sparking a tough debate as governments and industry resist change. Under the proposed new rules, Brussels would be able to order spot checks on vehicles, order recalls and impose...

  • BRUSSELS, Jan 27- European Union regulators fined Japan's Mitsubishi Electric and Hitachi Ltd 137.8 million euros on Wednesday for fixing prices of car parts. The European Commission said the cartel for alternators and starters operated between September 2004 and February 2010, when Mitsubishi Electric, Hitachi and Denso coordinated responses to tenders...

  • France asks EU partners for new sanctions on Iran Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 4:46 AM ET

    PARIS— France has asked its European Union partners to consider new sanctions on Iran for its recent missile tests, officials have told The Associated Press, even as Paris welcomed the president of the Islamic Republic, which is flush with funds from the lifting of other sanctions over Tehran's nuclear program. The ambiguous signals emerging Wednesday from...

  • Italy does deal with EU to shed banks' bad loans Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 3:29 AM ET

    The European Commission and Italy reached an accord on a scheme to help Italian banks sell some of their $217.04 billion of bad loans.

  • Denmark passes tough, controversial migrant law Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 12:18 PM ET
    New Harbour is a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen

    Denmark's parliament passed its "jewelry bill" on Tuesday, which allows for the confiscation of refugees' valuables to pay for their stay.

  • European markets close higher as Brent rebounds Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 11:30 AM ET
    European markets close higher as Brent rebounds

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports on all the market moving events in Europe as oil prices move higher and shares of Philips Electronics rally on fourth quarter earnings beat.

  • LONDON, Jan 26- Airline easyJet will campaign for Britain to stay in the European Union, with its chief executive telling consumers that membership encourages low cost travel between European cities. Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to renegotiate Britain's ties with Europe and then allow voters a referendum on EU membership by the end of 2017..

  • PARIS— France's government wants to increase the legal tools available to demand data from overseas tech companies during cybercrime investigations. It would expand the criteria allowing France to quickly access data for cybercrimes committed overseas if the victim is in France. Cazeneuve also called for the European Union to adopt rules already in place...

  • BRUSSELS, Jan 25- European Union antitrust regulators are set to punish Japanese auto parts makers for allegedly fixing prices of starter motors and accelerator modules, two people familiar with the matter said on Monday. The European Commission action will mark the first of several automobile-related cases scheduled for 2016 and is the latest in a series of...

  • European markets close lower Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 11:29 AM ET
    European markets close lower

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, as Brent crude falls below $31 a barrel.

  • DAVOS, Jan 22- Talks between Italy and the European Union on how to manage a mountain of bad loans weighing on Italian banks are going well, Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said on Friday. After dragging on for a year, negotiations between Rome and Brussels over how to help banks offload at least some of their bad loans have gained a new sense of urgency in the last...

  • Hope the UK stays in EU: ECB’s Coeuré Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 7:00 AM ET
    Hope the UK stays in EU: ECB’s Coeuré

    Member of the Executive Board at the European Central Bank, Benoît Coeuré, discusses the possibility of a “Brexit” from the European Union.