Philippe Waechter, head of economic research at Natixis Asset Management, says Italy and France are late in implementing structural reforms, but Spain is doing well after a stellar set of jobs numbers.
Michala Marcussen, global head of economics at Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking, discusses the 75 percent tax rate on high earners in France, after President Francois Hollande’s controversial reform got the green light.
Gilles Moec, co-head of European economic research at Deutsche Bank, says any push for further European integration against a back drop of anti-European sentiment would be a "political gamble" for French president Francois Hollande.
Europe is seeking to agree by year-end on how to close failing banks, part of an ambitious plan to create a single banking framework.
As corruption allegations against Nicolas Sarkozy dropped by French investigators, will he return to the political scene?
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy said the truth will come out regarding the Bettencourt affair, and she is in no doubt of her husband's innocence.
Just over a year since she left France's presidential residence, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy told CNBC she doesn't miss being the country's first lady.
Do the French want to see former president, Nicolas Sarkozy, who failed to win a second term in power, return to implement reforms?
Jean-Francois Cope, president of the opposition UMP party, tells CNBC that France needs to implement structural reforms like Germany did ten years ago under Gerhard Schroder.
Jean-Francois Cope, president of the opposition UMP party, tells CNBC that he advocates a very strong relationship between France and Germany.
France must improve its relationship with Germany, the leader of France's opposition party said on Wednesday, following speculation about a rift between the countries' leaders.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned on Tuesday that abandoning the continent's welfare model in favor of tougher U.S. standards would cause "revolution".
French President Francois Hollande called on Thursday afternoon for a euro zone government with its own budgetary capacity, a harmonized tax system and a president.
Laurence Parisot, chairwoman of MEDEF, tells CNBC that in a few weeks from now France will have a less rigid labour market, following a deal with the trade unions.
Karine Berger, Member of Parliament for the French Socialist Party, tells CNBC that the French socialist government is company friendly, business friendly and market friendly.
Francois Mallet, managing director of Kepler Capital Markets, tells CNBC that the CAC has done well, up almost 20 percent in a year, which shows the French local concern is not the concern of the markets.
Ludovic Subran, chief economist at Euler Hermes, tells CNBC the problem in France is a lack of investment in the economy which then translates into a lack of jobs.
Eric Chaney, chief economist at AXA Group, tells CNBC that the decisions taken by the Hollande government have been 'all wrong' for the French economy.
Italy's new Prime Minister Enrico Letta won French backing on Wednesday for calls to spur economic growth alongside budget rigor.
Italian bond yields broke below the 4 percent level on Monday and remain at record lows, but analysts warn the country's borrowing rate is poised on a fragile tipping point, after Prime Minister Enrico Letta’s maiden speech divided market opinion.