BRUSSELS,- The European Parliament backed a law on Wednesday to help keep alien species of plants and wildlife out of Europe and limit their spread in the event they do get in. Non-native plant and animal life are estimated to cost the European Union 12 billion euros a year in damage and control costs.» Read More
*German RWE begins small gas deliveries to Ukraine. VELKE KAPUSANY, Slovakia/ FRANKFURT, April 15- U nprecedented talks across the European Union on Tuesday showed it scrambling for solutions on the ground to break its dependence on Russian gas and help supply Ukraine.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including pressure on Italian stocks, and a rise for London home prices.
President Obama said to President Putin during a phone call that Russia would have to face further sanctions if it continues its actions in Ukraine.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as the annual rate of inflation in the United Kingdom drops to 1.6 %.
LUXEMBOURG, April 14- The European Union agreed on Monday to step up sanctions against Russia over Ukraine by expanding a list of people targeted with asset freezes and visa bans, and said the bloc could hold an emergency summit next week to adopt further measures.
LUXEMBOURG, April 14- The European Union could hold an emergency summit next week to impose further sanctions against Russia if there is no breakthrough at talks with Ukraine scheduled for Thursday in Geneva, France's foreign minister said on Monday.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including pressures from potential QE in the euro zone and a down day for financials and airlines.
PRAGUE, April 14- The Czech Republic wants to continue expanding nuclear energy capacity despite cancelling a tender to build two new units and believes the European Union should be more supportive of atomic power, Industry Minister Jan Mladek said on Monday.
LUXEMBOURG— European Union foreign ministers decided Monday to sanction more Russians with asset freezes and visa bans as a sign of the trade bloc's outrage over Moscow's ongoing interference in Ukraine, a high-ranking EU official announced.
LUXEMBOURG, April 14- The European Union threatened Russia with more sanctions on Monday over its actions in eastern Ukraine, which Britain said was being destabilised by Moscow, although some EU states said diplomacy should be given more time.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including news Glencore Xstrata is selling its Peruvian mine.
Axel Weber, chairman of UBS, says that the problems in the euro zone still remain and debt markets are "underpricing" the risk.
LUXEMBOURG, April 14- European Union foreign ministers will hold talks on Monday to discuss how to toughen sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine without losing the support of some EU governments worried about antagonising a power with an energy stranglehold over Europe.
*France looking to expand business ties to Latin America. HAVANA, April 12- France's foreign minister met with Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday during the first visit to the island by such a high-ranking French official in 31 years and a sign of the quickening pace of improving ties between the European Union and Havana.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the selloff in tech and the chances of QE in the EU.
Mark Grant, Southwest Securities, explains why he thinks Fed policy is going to force interest rates lower.
Connie Hedegaard, European commissioner for climate action, says the Ukraine crisis has reinforced the need for alternative energiy in Europe, as energy dependence has both economic and political implications.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the decision by the Bank of England to leave interest rates unchanged.
BRUSSELS, April 10- Russia, the United States, Ukraine and the European Union will hold talks next Thursday in Geneva to try to negotiate an end to the crisis in Ukraine, EU diplomats said. Moscow has said it wants to know more about the agenda for such a meeting, and while no more details were immediately available, EU diplomats said it will now go ahead.
PARIS, April 9- The European Union this week moved a step closer towards the launching of duty-free imports of Ukrainian grains as part of a package of trade benefits to cement Kiev's historic shift away from Russia.