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  • European markets close: Europe rises     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a rally for European stocks as Ukraine tensions ease and London home owners slash prices.

  • Carl Bildt, Swedish foreign minister, says the EU is still hoping for a de-escalation in Ukraine, but that it will react to further Russian aggressions. He also discusses the EU's stance on Iraq.

  • European markets close: German contraction     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the decline in German GDP and a Russian aid convoy appears to be headed to the Ukraine border.

  • PRAGUE, Aug 14- Slovakia's prime minister criticized European Union sanctions against Russia over Ukraine, saying they would only threaten economic growth in the 28- member bloc. Russia cut gas supplies to Ukraine on June 16 in a dispute over unpaid bills but so far has continued to supply gas which Ukraine sends on to Russia's other customers.

  • KIEV, Aug 14- Ukraine's parliament approved a law on Thursday to allow gas transit facilities to be leased on a joint venture basis with participation from firms in the European Union or United States.

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 14- Agricultural officials from all 28 European Union countries began emergency talks on Thursday to weigh the impact of Russia's ban on Western food imports and whether to compensate EU farmers.

  • German GDP: Is it a wake-up call for Europe?     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Anatoli Annenko, chief European economist at Societe Generale and Nicholas Spiro, managing director at Spiro Sovereign Strategy, discuss the euro zone following the release of the second quarter GDP.

  • European markets close: Equities rise     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a rebound for the Greek economy and a wage growth problem in the U.K.

  • Bruce Kasman, JPMorgan chief economist, and Jim Paulsen, Wells Capital Management, discuss the future of the euro zone's economy and its impact on U.S. markets.

  • UK jobs at risk of EU energy laws: Pro     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 4:20 AM ET

    Matthew Elliott, chief executive at Business for Britain, argues that although EU member states should follow the EU carbon emission targets, they should be able to decide on their energy mix.

  • European markets close: Germany drops     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a plunge in German investor confidence and a lift for Greek banks.

  • Russia food ban hurts Moldova, bad omen for others Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 3:23 AM ET

    HARBOVAT, Moldova— Farmer Sergiu Calmac watches as row upon row of juicy red apples once destined for Russia ripen, fall to the ground and start to rot. Two weeks before Russia banned most food from the West, it placed a similar embargo on produce closer to home in Moldova, a small Eastern European country seeking deeper ties with the European Union.

  • EU hopes for new impetus in Vietnam trade talks Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 2:02 AM ET

    HANOI, Vietnam— The European Union is making progress in free trade talks with Vietnam but a concerted push would be needed to reach an agreement this year, the EU's top diplomat said Tuesday.

  • BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Aug 11- European Union regulators on Monday began analysing product-by-product the impact of a Russian ban on EU food imports and agreed emergency measures to support peach and nectarine growers in what they described as a "signal of intent".

  • European markets close: Russian exposure     Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a strong technical rebound led by Russian linked stocks.

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 11- European Union regulators on Monday began analysing product-by-product the impact of a Russian ban on EU food imports announced in retaliation for Western sanctions over Moscow's actions in Ukraine.

  • CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including those stocks hit hardest by Russia and major Europe indices have entered correction territory.

  • HELSINKI, Aug 8- The European Union could gradually ease its sanctions on Russia if Moscow works to de-escalate the Ukraine crisis, Finland's foreign minister said in an interview on Friday. He added that he saw little risk of Russia occupying more Ukrainian territory, pointing out that it could have already done so had it wanted to.

  • *Russia eyes meat, milk imports from Latin America. MOSCOW/ ISTANBUL, Aug 8- Turkey and Latin American countries such as Brazil look likely to emerge as key winners from Russia's decision to ban most European Union and U.S. food imports in retaliation for Western sanctions over Moscow's role in Ukraine.

  • BRASILIA, Aug 7- South America's Mercosur group is waiting for the European Union to take the next step toward a free trade agreement that has been in the works for nearly two decades, Brazilian Trade Minister Mauro Borges said on Thursday.