The European Union


  • Belgium sees some room to discuss Greek debt program Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 4:37 PM ET

    BRUSSELS— Britain's Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron predicted that the election victory of Greece's radical left-wing Syriza party would create "economic uncertainty" across Europe, while left-of-center parties welcomed the results as a message that the European Union should change its economic policy. Johan Van Overtveldt said on the eve of a...

  • ECB now faces another battle: Dealing with Greece Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 8:47 AM ET

    The ECB faces another task: Dealing with Greece. Syriza is seen in power after Sunday's election, and has plans for how to deal with Greece's debt.

  • Obama: US will consider more steps to stop Russia Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 7:18 AM ET
    Ukrainian army forces patrol in the Tonenkoe town near Donetsk International Airport

    Barack Obama said on Sunday that the U.S. would consider all additional options short of military action to rein-in Moscow's activities in Ukraine.

  • Police arrest 4 Islamist terror suspects in Spain Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 5:33 PM ET
    Police forces gather in street outside the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris

    Spain's authorities arrested four people in its North African enclave of Ceuta suspected of belonging to a militant Islamist network.

  • 'We must stay in a reformed Europe'  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:40 AM ET

    At Davos, Sir Mike Rake, President of Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and chairman of BT Group says that the benefits of staying in the European Union outweigh the costs.

  • European equities bask in ECB glory  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a big lift for European stocks following the ECB'S QE announcement.

  • Syriza win in Greece won't be a disaster for EU Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:01 AM ET
    The national flag of Greece and the flag of the European Union fly above a government building on January 23, 2015 in Athens.

    Worries about a Syriza win in the Greek elections sparking a euro-zone contagion of sovereign default are overhyped. Here's why.

  • BRUSSELS, Jan 23- The European Union will discuss on Tuesday increasing the bloc's emergency aid to Ukraine to as much as 2.5 billion euros, more than the 1.8 billion euros already proposed by the European Commission, diplomats said. EU finance ministers will consider raising the amount at their meeting in Brussels. The medium-term loans would be for this year...

  • ECB bond plan won't fix Europe's economy Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 2:16 PM ET
    Job seekers wait in a line to enter an employment center before opening in Athens, Greece, Sept. 10, 2014.

    It's a start, but Europe's bond-buying plan won't cure the Continent's deepening economic stagnation.

  • The ECB's new chapter  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the formal announcement of European quantitative easing.

  • ECB launches 60 billion euro stimulus program  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 8:43 AM ET

    The ECB's Mario Draghi, reveals the central bank's asset-buying program, and interest rate decision.

  • ECB QE begins in March  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 8:42 AM ET

    The ECB's Mario Draghi, discusses the structure of the European Central Bank's bond-buying program.

  • ECB leaves interest rates unchanged  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 7:44 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman and Steve Sedgwick, discuss what they expect to hear from the ECB's Mario Draghi when he makes his comments on European QE.

  • QE alone won't solve Europe's problems: CEO  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 7:15 AM ET
    Robert Diamond, Atlas Merchant Capital Founder at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Robert Diamond, Atlas Merchant Capital CEO, shares his thoughts on the ECB's bond-buying program.

  • Are Europe’s low bond yields a bargain? Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 5:43 PM ET
    A man walks by a euro sign light installation in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Dec. 31, 2014.

    With quantitative easing on the cards, Europe's already low interest rates are set to fall, but some believe the continent offers the best bond returns.

  • RBS: ECB to surprise on QE size  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a preview of tomorrow's ECB statement.

  • Valdis Dombrovskis, vice-president for euro and social dialog at the European Commission, says that the institution has not lost credibility and is still committed to getting budget deficits down.

  • Europe looks ahead to ECB QE  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:26 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including ECB QE on Thursday and the Greek elections on Sunday.

  • BRUSSELS, Jan 20- European Union antitrust regulators have set a Feb. 23 deadline for a decision on whether to clear General Electric's planned purchase of most of French engineering group Alstom's power equipment business. The European Commission said on Tuesday the companies requested approval for their deal on Jan. 19. U.S. conglomerate GE received the...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Drugmaker AbbVie Inc. said Monday that its new, all-pill hepatitis C combo treatment has been approved for patients in the 28 European Union member countries. The company said the European Commission granted marketing authorization for the combination of Viekirax and Exviera. It's already approved in EU nonmembers Switzerland, Norway, Iceland...