Politicians must act to combat Europe's financial crisis because central banks can't do it alone, Jens Weidmann, the president of the Bundesbank, said Tuesday.
Reclassifying Greece as an emerging market economy is "deeply offensive," according to one analyst.
Italy's election produced the hung parliament investors said was the worst possible outcome. So why do markets seem largely unconcerned?
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European markets opened flat on Tuesday, ahead of bond auctions from both Spain and Italy.
The political risks to the euro zone and its currency have receded and if the area stays on the "right track," the region's crisis could be largely over by the end of the year, Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, told CNBC.
Economist and former Finance Minister of Spain Alfredo Pastor makes the case that Spain is finally beginning its recovery.
Europe has spent hundreds of billions of euros rescuing its banks but may have lost an entire generation of young people in the process.
Strong jobs data keeps the dollar lifted, downbeat China reports dent the Aussie, and central bank worries hit the forint - it's time for your FX Fix.
One in four Germans would be ready to vote in September's federal election for a party that wants to quit the euro, according to an opinion poll published on Monday that highlights German unease over the costs of the euro zone crisis.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European markets traded lower on Monday as investors reacted to Italy's credit rating downgrade.
Italy could see its borrowing costs rise above those of troubled Spain this week, analysts told CNBC on Monday.
Beppe Grillo's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement said it wanted to lead Italy's next government and reiterated that it would not agree to an alliance with any other party.
A large majority of Italians are in favor of staying in the euro zone and are also against holding a referendum on membership, an opinion poll showed on Sunday.
A report that will be voted on in the EU parliament March 12 could lay the groundwork for laws banning pornography across all media — including the Internet — and could potentially restrict free speech advocates claim.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports European shares were able to extend gains on Friday after the release of positive jobs numbers from the U.S.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European shares traded higher ahead of Friday's jobs report in the U.S.
The big winner in Italy's election was populist leader Beppe Grillo, but young Florence mayor Matteo Renzi is emerging as a less obvious beneficiary of a huge protest vote that threatens to destroy the old political system.
The euro zone is undergoing serious socio-political fragmentation which could lead to further de-stabilization in the bloc, Nouriel Roubini warned Friday.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on Thursday's market-moving stories from Europe.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi called on euro zone governments to implement structural reforms on Thursday, warning that the economy should stabilize later in 2013 but that downside risks to growth remained.