German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine has not been respected or fully implemented.» Read More
*Bundesbank chief: failure to fine Paris a "political bazaar". *Berlin, Brussels fear bolstering Hollande's anti-EU rivals. BRUSSELS, March 6- France, Germany and the European Commission believe leaving Paris unpunished for persistently failing to curb its budget deficit was a wise compromise that bolsters the euro.
The French government has passed an economic reform bill by decree. Christian Keller, economist at Barclays weighs in on the rare, but "good move."
Discussing the cease-fire, Daragh Mcdowell, senior Russia analyst at Verisk Maplecroft, says the cease-fire doesn't change anything in the "grand scheme of things."
Discussing the cease-fire between Ukraine and Russia, Alexander Stubbs, Prime Minister of Finland, says "we're seeing more elements of state control" with Russia trying to do everything to save its economy.
Discussing the ceasefire deal reached between Russia and Ukraine, Rob Carnell, chief international economist at ING, says while it's a positive start, there needs to be an "implementation on the ground" to ensure that the agreement follows through.
A cease-fire between Russia and Ukraine will start Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin says.
It appears that Russia's Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko have reached an agreement on peace in Ukraine. Christopher Granville, managing director at Trusted Sources, discusses.
President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel reaffirm sanctions until Moscow complies with international law.
Angela Merkel and François Hollande are in Russia to discuss a ceasefire. Joseph Dayan, head of markets at BCS Financial Group, weighs in on whether it will successful.
Nothing has been agreed on Greece's European tour concerning their bailout plan. Themis Themistocleous, head of European investment office at UBS Wealth Management, isn't surprised by the negotiating strategy.
French President François Hollande called on the business community to fight terrorism and climate change at Davos.
Back on this week, the World Economic Forum in Davos is as big as ever with lofty ambitions to match.
After a long day of rapidly changing information, U.S. counterterrorism officials told NBC News Wednesday night that they cannot be certain what the status is of the three suspects in the Paris attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine.
CNBC's Stéphane Pedrazzi provides the latest on the terrorist attack at a Paris magazine that left at least 12 dead.
French President Hollande said after an impromptu visit to Russia for crisis talks on Saturday that a ceasefire could take hold in Ukraine soon.
Standard & Poor's cut its outlook for France to negative from stable on Friday, citing concerns about the country's economic recovery.
Bill Blain, strategist from Mint Partners, says France has "made no effort" to bring its deficit to the 3 percent target demanded by the EU.
CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports on the news that a French hostage has been beheaded by the Islamic State in Algeria and France's response to the situation.
Patrick de Maeseneire, CEO of Adecco Group, says the French economy is in a "difficult" place.
Douglas Webber, professor of political science at INSEAD, comments on the political crisis is France and explains why President Hollande would survive a confidence vote.