The European Union


  • European markets close: Scottish vote     Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including EU diplomats are ready to activate Russian sanctions and a new poll indicates the Scots will reject independence.

  • Despite economic fears, EU sanctions Russia again Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union on Thursday slapped more sanctions on Russia for helping separatists destabilize Ukraine, limiting Russia's access to its financial market, hitting the country's vital oil industry, curbing high-tech exports and targeting more officials with travel bans and asset freezes.

  • EU agrees to introduce new sanctions on Russia Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union has decided to slap new economic sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, diplomats said Thursday.

  • *Russia's United Aircraft Corporation on the sanctions list. BRUSSELS/ BERLIN, Sept 10- European Union envoys failed on Wednesday to reach a decision on whether to implement new sanctions against Russia over military involvement in the war in Ukraine and will meet for talks on Thursday, EU diplomats said.

  • CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including David Cameron's appeal to the Scots not to break apart the union, and Sergio Marchionne will take over as chairman of Ferrari.

  • 'Big victory' for UK with new Europe lineup     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Nina Schick, policy analyst at Open Europe, comments on the new European Commission lineup and says that "it's the best outlook one could expect".

  • EU says Cyprus legislation clashes with bailout Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    NICOSIA, Cyprus— The European Union warned Cyprus Wednesday that it may be flouting the terms of its multibillion-euro rescue package after the country's parliament approved legislation softening a crucial foreclosures law. He said he has asked the Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of four of those pieces.

  • FACTBOX-The next European Commissioners and their posts Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 6:46 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, Sept 10- European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled on Wednesday the next European Union executive for the 2014-2019 period. Below is the roster of the new European Commission:. AUSTRIA: Johannes Hahn, 56, outgoing regional policy commissioner from the center-right.

  • UPDATE 2-France breaks 2015 deficit-cutting promise Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 6:17 AM ET

    *Sapin says France will need more time to rein in public finances. PARIS, Sept 10- France announced on Wednesday it was breaking the latest in a long line of promises to European Union partners to cut its public deficit, conceding it now would take until 2017 to bring its finances in line with EU rules.

  • Merkel: Put new Russia sanctions into effect Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 5:55 AM ET

    BERLIN— German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Wednesday for the European Union to put new sanctions against Russia into effect immediately because peace plans for eastern Ukraine haven't yet been implemented fully. The EU has drawn up new measures against Russia over its actions in Ukraine but stopped short Monday of enforcing them immediately.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 10- A top U.S. regulator said on Wednesday he would welcome a delay by the European Union that gave more time to resolve a conflict with Washington over making derivatives markets safer.

  • European markets close: Selloff extended     Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports bank and energy stocks weigh on European markets ahead of next week's Scottish independence vote.

  • Greece's Alexis Tsipras, unlike France's Le Pen and UK's Farage, favors more European integration.

  • Asian stock markets were mostly higher on Tuesday amid light volumes as markets in South Korea and Hong Kong were closed for the Mid-Autumn Festival.

  • EU competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia says despite politicians trying to stop companies using tax loopholes, the problem still exists in the 28-nation bloc.

  • EU competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia says Google has a "list of questions" to answer in regard to the bloc's competition rules.

  • EU adopts new Russia sanctions but delays action Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 3:32 PM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union on Monday shied away from slapping new economic sanctions on Russia right away over its actions in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine, Russia and the Kremlin-backed separatists agreed Friday to an immediate cease-fire and an exchange of prisoners. But they have said the penalties could be lifted if tensions between Ukraine and Russia ease.

  • EU formally adopts new sanctions against Russia Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 3:14 PM ET

    The European Union said the sanctions' entry into force would be delayed to leave time to assess whether a cease-fire in Ukraine is holding.

  • Central bank challenge for independent Scotland Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 12:42 PM ET
    Businessmen pass red buses outside the Bank of England in London.

    Scotland's nationalists may have to create a central bank and a currency if they win an independence referendum next week.

  • Anger is not a strategy for dealing with Russia Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin

    It is natural to feel angry at Vladimir Putin’s aggression and deceptions in Ukraine, but anger is not a strategy, says Harvard Professor Joseph Nye.