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Economic Regions The European Union

  • The "Europe" sculpture by Belgian artist May Claerhout, outside the European Parliament building in Brussels, Belgium.

    A plan to create a single euro zone banking supervisor is illegal, according to a secret legal opinion for EU finance ministers that deals a further blow to a reform deemed vital to solving the bloc’s debt crisis, the Financial Times reports

  • The Future of the Euro Zone

    David Owen, Chief European Economist, Jefferies International discusses whether the euro zone will further integrate into a fiscal union.

  • Why Bigger Isn't Better for Investors

    The challenge for corporates in the post-crash environment is to remain competitive. That calls for stronger engagement with customers, and sticking to one’s areas of genuine expertise, not necessarily becoming bigger, argues Moorad Choudhry.

  • Global Markets: European Shares Edge Higher

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a look at the Spanish IBEX, the main gainer in Wednesday morning trading.

  • The fall has heralded a period of relative calm in the euro zone, which has been the focus of market worries for much of the past two years.

  • Buildings in Røros, Norway

    Norway, which chose to remain outside the EU and the euro currency, enjoys an enviably stable economy and a booming housing market — but it could be going down the perilous route taken by Spain and Ireland, according to economists and recent analysis.

  • When Will Spain Pop the Question?

    Germany seems to be thawing toward Greece, but what this means for the euro is complicated. And then there's Spain.

  • Banks Boost European Stocks

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market-moving events from Europe, as hopes rise on Spanish bailout possibility.

  • Aussie Jumps, Euro Lifts, Korea Cuts

    Earnings lift the dollar and Panama wants in on the euro — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • What New Euro Zone Bailout Bond Tells Us

    The books for the new euro zone bailout fund bond are expected to open Tuesday, and the demand and pricing for the bond could show plenty about how the market views the euro zone’s prospects for success in the tussle with its debt crisis.

  • Euro Zone Faces 'Winter of Discontent': Pro

    Europe faces a winter of discontent as austerity cripples southern Europe and heightens public anger over measures taken to soothe policymakers in Brussels, Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst at Nomura told CNBC Tuesday.

  • What's Moving Global Markets?

    CNBC's Ross Westgate has the update on overseas markets, with banks leading the gainers.

  • Global Markets: European Stocks Extend Gains

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a report Spain is ready to request a bailout.

  • Greece’s Recovery Coming – But at a Cost

    Greece’s economy, in its fifth year of recession, is showing “tentative signs” of stabilization despite on-going political uncertainty, according to the latest research note from Credit Suisse. The bank pointed to increased industrial production and exports, as well as an improvement in competitiveness that is “well under way,” but also warned of the growing social cost.

  • European Car Market Contraction Sharpens in September

    Europe's new car market shrank at the fastest pace in the past 12 months in September, leaving nearly all major brands nursing double-digit declines as a deepening balance sheet recession in the euro zone took its toll on carmakers.

  • Time to Let Greece Go?

    Jacques Cailloux, Chief European Economist, Nomura says that the EU is not ready to manage a Greece exit yet.

  • The Great Unknown in the Euro Zone

    Gerry Grimstone, Chairman of Standard Life says the euro zone continues to be rife with uncertainty. He adds that the biggest danger for the bloc is if policymakers make a mistake at some point.

  • Spain May Pay Price for Delaying Aid Request

    Spanish Prime Minister  Mariano Rajoy has deferred seeking help from a financial assistance program that Europe has tailored to Spain’s needs. But many are increasingly worried about the costs of further delay.

  • Jobseekers wait to enter an employment center after opening in Madrid, Spain.

    Spain is taking its time asking for a bailout, and this strategist has a way to trade the stalling.

  • Aussie Jumps, Euro Lifts, Korea Cuts

    Euro awaits a move by Spain and China fools the forecasters - it's time for your FX Fix.