The European Union


  • '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...

  • BERLIN, Jan 19- No clear majority has so far emerged among EU states for a free-trade agreement between the European Union and the United States and both sides need to explain the benefits of such a deal, the EU's health chief said. Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged the 28- nation EU to speed up negotiations with the United States on what would be the world's...

  • European markets close: Franc, ECB & Greek banks  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 11:26 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including where Swiss stocks and the euro stand ahead of the European Central Bank's meeting next Thursday.

  • LONDON, Jan 16- Employees should have a say on their bosses bonuses and long-term investors should be rewarded with additional powers and benefits, a senior European Union lawmaker has proposed. The 28- country bloc is revising its rules on shareholder rights to put pressure on companies to focus on long-term sustainable growth and not short-term gains to...

  • Swiss abandons peg on franc  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs takes a look at how European markets are responding to the Swiss central bank's foreign exchange move.