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  • European markets close: August performance     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs breaks down the performance of European stocks in the month of August, including an outperform for the German bond market.

  • How can Russian aggression be halted?     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    Andrew Wood, an associate fellow at Chatham House, discusses the latest developments in the Ukraine crisis and what can be done to stop Russian aggression.

  • Riccardo Barbieri, chief European economist at Mizuho International, says the lower-than-expected euro zone inflation data is not a "game-changer" and that the ECB could start QE before year-end.

  • EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 4:32 AM ET

    MILAN— Several European Union foreign ministers on Friday accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with additional economic sanctions. The meeting of the 28- nation bloc's top diplomats in Milan came one day after NATO said Moscow slipped at least 1,000 Russian soldiers and much heavy weaponry into Ukraine.

  • Can NATO de-escalate the Ukraine crisis?     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 4:10 AM ET

    Andrew Foxall, director of the Russia studies centre at The Henry Jackson Society, says the EU is likely to extend and toughen its Russian sanctions and discusses next week's NATO meeting.

  • Philippe Legrain, former economic advisor to the President of the European Commission, says Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk is a frontrunner for European Council presidency.

  • Russia in focus as EU foreign ministers meet     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 1:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Claudia Pensotti reports on what to expect from the meeting of EU foreign ministers as the Ukraine crisis escalates.

  • European markets close: Russia effect     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including questions about if the ECB will launch QE and the euro's gains were erased by Ukraine tensions

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 28- EU lawmakers are threatening to block a multi-billion dollar trade pact between Canada and the European Union-- a blueprint for a much bigger EU-U.S. deal-- because it would allow firms to sue governments if they breach the treaty.

  • David Marsh, managing director and co-founder at OMFIF, says the euro zone is heading towards "Japanese-style deflation" and that Germany is facing a "crunch period".

  • European markets close: ECB QE?     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe on Thursday, including speculation the ECB will not embark on quantitative easing.

  • Germany plans to tighten EU migration rules Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    BERLIN— The German government proposed measures Wednesday to tighten migration regulations for citizens from elsewhere in the European Union amid accusations of welfare abuse by poor immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania.

  • Why Europe's inflation data won't rattle markets     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 12:46 AM ET

    Adarsh Sinha, Head of Asia Pacific G10 FX Strategy at BoA Merrill Lynch, says markets are already priced in for low inflation data from the euro zone.

  • LONDON, Aug 26- British Prime Minister David Cameron is ready to back his Polish counterpart Donald Tusk as the next president of the European Council after receiving assurances he is sympathetic to the British leader's plans to reform the European Union.

  • European markets close: Bonds gain     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including expectations for the ECB to ease monetary policy next week.

  • Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond won a final TV debate on Monday just over three weeks before a historic breakaway referendum.

  • European markets close: Euro zone rallies     Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a rally for the euro zone after Mario Draghi signals stimulus and a rise for Italian stocks.

  • European markets close: Rally over     Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a consolidation for European stocks and a decline for Russia related stocks.

  • GENEVA, Aug 22- A World Trade Organisation dispute panel ruled against Argentina on Friday in a 2012 case brought by the United States, European Union, and Japan against Argentine import licensing rules used to restrict imports.

  • Serbia says it won't impose sanctions on Russia Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    BELGRADE, Serbia— Despite pressure from the European Union, Serbia will not impose sanctions against Russia or curb its food exports to that country, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Friday. The EU said Friday it welcomes that " Serbia will not increase the state support for its exports to Russia."