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  • Iceland sees 'Brexit' benefits for UK Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 3:46 AM ET
    Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson, leader of Iceland's Progressive Party (L) and Bjarni Benediktsson (R), leader of the Independence Party

    Iceland has reaped the benefits of the European Union without actually being a member, according to the country's finance minister, who believes the U.K. could adopt a similar stance.

  • European markets close: German M&A     Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including Germany Merck's deal to buy Sigma-Aldrich, and why mining stocks across Europe are down.

  • EU's Barroso: Europe will avoid recession Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 10:37 AM ET
    EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barrosso

    Barroso said the European Commission fully supports the ECB, emphasizing that it should do everything it can to fight deflation.

  • Phewww! That's the White House on Scotland vote Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    Pro-union supporters celebrate as the Scottish independence referendum polling results are announced in Edinburgh, Scotland, Sept. 19, 2014.

    The Scotland "no" vote brought great relief to a White House worried about the impact of a schism on many fronts, Politico's Ben White says.

  • France's Sarkozy announces return to politics Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 12:18 PM ET
    Nicolas Sarkozy

    France's former president Sarkozy announced his return to politics on Friday, a move that would position him for a 2017 presidential bid.

  • BRUSSELS/ PARIS, Sept 19- European Union and NATO officials expressed undisguised relief on Friday at Scotland's clear vote against independence from Britain, but some fretted that the genie of separatism may be out of the bottle in Europe.

  • Policymakers in the U.K. have used the result of the Scottish referendum to back plans for more devolution for each part of the United Kingdom.

  • BRUSSELS/ PARIS, Sept 19- European Union and NATO officials expressed undisguised relief on Friday at Scotland's clear vote against independence from Britain, but some fretted that the genie of separatism may be out of the bottle in Europe.

  • Scotland independence referendum—how they voted Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 5:38 AM ET

    An infographic showing how the votes came in for the Scottish independence referendum of 2014.

  • VIENNA, Sept 18- The European Union said on Thursday it was disappointed with a lack of progress by Iran in addressing concerns about its suspected atomic bomb research, pressuring Tehran to cooperate with a long-stalled U.N. watchdog inquiry.

  • Scotland vote worries its No. 3 industry: Whisky Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:41 PM ET
    An employee works the production line at the Ian Macleod distillery in Scotland.

    Members of Scotland's best-known industry are watching the vote for independence with serious trepidation.

  • European markets close: Markets await Scots vote     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including anticipation for the Scottish vote and protesters in Kiev "trash" a pro-Russian deputy.

  • COPENHAGEN, Sept 17- European pension funds could become more, rather than less adventurous in their investment strategies after the European Union introduces tough new rules on capital requirements, if the experience of similar rules in Denmark is any pointer.

  • European markets watch key French vote     Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a really bad session for Greece and the French prime minister faces a parliamentary vote of confidence.

  • Sweden's tax-cutting finance chief in parting shot Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:09 AM ET

    Anders Borg, the outgoing Swedish finance minister, told CNBC that the country was set for a weak government that would struggle to push through any budget proposals.

  • European markets close: Oil declines     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a down day for oil stocks and Air France has cancelled over half its flights because of a pilot strike.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 15- Russia will honour all its agreements with the European Union and Ukraine, but will trigger "protective measures" if a trade pact between the two comes into force early, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was quoted by RIA news agency as saying.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 15- Russia will honor all its agreements with the European Union and Ukraine, but will trigger "protective measures" if a trade pact between the two comes into force early, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was quoted by RIA news agency as saying.

  • *Spain, others, fearful of separatist precedent, could veto Scots. *Realpolitik, negotiation with Spain, London may well be decisive. BRUSSELS, Sept 14- If Scots vote for independence, it will be in part because they believe assurances that their small Atlantic peninsula can quit the United Kingdom without ever leaving the secure embrace of the European Union.

  • Russia sanctions to stall Exxon’s Arctic oil plans Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 8:31 PM ET

    Exxon Mobil’s ambitions in Russia appear to have been dashed, at least until the Ukraine crisis is resolved. The NYT reports.