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  • EU governments back 1.8 billion euro Ukraine loan Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    BRUSSELS, March 31- European Union governments formally approved a 1.8 billion euro loan for Ukraine on Tuesday to help save it from bankruptcy. Ukraine, fighting a costly war against pro-Russian separatists, is relying on international support to avoid default. The International Monetary Fund's board earlier this month signed off on a $17.5 billion loan for...

  • LONDON, March 31- European Union lawmakers have given their initial backing to a draft EU law making it harder to rig market benchmarks, while adding changes to help quell U.S. concerns about the rules. The CFTC worried EU investors would be unable to hedge using thousands of products traded on U.S. futures exchanges because the United States has no plans to...

  • LONDON, March 31- European Union plans to ban banks taking market bets with their own money should be scrapped to avoid crimping the flow of funds needed for economic recovery, an EU document showed on Tuesday. The bloc's executive European Commission has proposed a draft law to ban proprietary trading at banks and force lenders to isolate other forms of risky...

  • BRUSSELS— Yvan Deknudt's dairy farm has been leaking money and he believes that things are set to get worse imminently. That's why he drove his tractor right into the big city on Tuesday, parked it outside the headquarters of the European Union and set fire to the flags of some of Europe's biggest food companies. The system is ending at a time when a soaring global...

  • BRUSSELS, March 29- After decades of punching above its weight in Europe, Britain's influence in the European Union is waning, even before we know whether a promised referendum on "Brexit" will go ahead. But there is growing frustration in Brussels, Berlin and Paris at the lack of clarity over Prime Minister David Cameron's goals if he is re-elected on May 7 and seeks...

  • European markets close: Tech among Europe gainers   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    European markets close: Tech among Europe gainers

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including German DAX and European tech.

  • KOUROU, French Guiana— A rocket fired from French Guiana has launched two Galileo satellites for the European Space Agency as the European Union continues to expand its global navigation system. The European Union has said its 30- satellite Galileo navigation system will be fully operational by 2020. Two more Galileo missions are scheduled this year.

  • Greece puts forward new reforms to unlock more aid Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:33 PM ET
    Greece debt crisis

    Greece is submitting a long-awaited list of reforms to lenders on Friday in the hope it will unlock badly needed cash, a Greek official said.

  • European markets close: Greece's reform list   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    European markets close: Greece's reform list

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the German 10-year moving even lower, and Greece has submitted a list of reforms.

  • Spain's 2014 budget deficit below that set by EU Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 10:34 AM ET

    MADRID— Spain says its budget deficit in 2014 ended up slightly above its target but below that sought by the European Union. Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro said Friday the country's deficit amounted to 5.7 percent of Spain's GDP. Spain has pledged to get it down to 2.8 percent in 2016— below the 3 percent rule for countries that use the euro.

  • Why export-oriented Greek firms are attractive   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 6:44 PM ET
    Why export-oriented Greek firms are attractive

    Anastasios Economou, Founder of investment holding firm Igroup, explains how he's hedging for the possibility of Greece leaving the euro zone and returning to its own currency.

  • EU to resume Galileo satellite launch program Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 2:04 PM ET

    BRUSSELS, March 26- The European Union is set to send two navigation satellites into orbit on Friday aboard a Russian rocket, in its first launch since a botched deployment in August that cost several million euros to fix. Global Positioning System is obliged to use the Russian Soyuz system until a development of Arianespace's European Ariane 5 rocket is ready...

  • EU to resume Galileo satellite launch programme Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 2:04 PM ET

    BRUSSELS, March 26- The European Union is set to send two navigation satellites into orbit on Friday aboard a Russian rocket, in its first launch since a botched deployment in August that cost several million euros to fix. Global Positioning System is obliged to use the Russian Soyuz system until a development of Arianespace's European Ariane 5 rocket is ready...

  • Europe closes: Germany ups growth forecast   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Europe closes: Germany ups growth forecast

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including Germany's panel of economic advisors raised its growth forecast.

  • EU signals further divergence from global banking rules Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 8:23 AM ET

    LONDON, March 26- The European Union will continue to diverge from global banking regulations where necessary to avoid overburdening smaller lenders, the bloc's financial services chief said on Thursday. Hill said he would "differentiate" from other Basel rules, too, in an effort to ensure that EU legislation is proportionate and takes into account different...

  • BERLIN, March 26- European Union regulators plan a year-long investigation into ecommerce to help remove barriers to cross-border trade in the 28- nation bloc, the EU's antitrust chief said on Thursday. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said she decided to launch the inquiry because such hurdles were hampering the growth of online...

  • Europe close: ECB raises cap for Greek banks   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 12:29 PM ET
    Europe close: ECB raises cap for Greek banks

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the European Central Bank approving a raise of more than 1 billion euros in the emergency funds available to Greek lenders.

  • LONDON, March 25- Lawmakers on Wednesday accused the British government of burying a major review into Britain's relationship with the European Union meant to inform public opinion ahead of a possible referendum on membership of the bloc. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to renegotiate Britain's EU ties before holding a referendum by the end of...

  • Hungary says EU to OK Russian fuel deal for nuclear plant Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 9:32 AM ET

    BUDAPEST, Hungary— Hungary says it has reached an agreement with the European Union so Russia can supply fuel for 10 years after the expansion of its only nuclear power plant. Janos Lazar, head of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's office, said in a statement posted Wednesday that the fuel supply contract would be open to other bidders once the 10- year deal with Russia...

  • *China import tariffs 24.3-25.2 pct, for Taiwan 10.9-12 pct. BRUSSELS, March 25- The European Union will impose anti-dumping duties from Thursday on imports of cold-rolled stainless steel sheet from China and Taiwan, according to a notice on Wednesday in the EU's Official Journal. Eurofer has said China and Taiwan shipped 620 million euros of cold-rolled...