The European Union


  • Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament, comments on the new European Commission line-up - including the appointment of Lord Hill - and on the Scottish referendum.

  • Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament, says that the EU must keep the door open for negotiations with Russia and that citizens must be made aware of the possible repercussions of sanctions.

  • DUSHANBE, Sept 12- President Vladimir Putin called on Friday for new efforts to strengthen cooperation with China and ex-Soviet republics in Central Asia after the European Union tightened sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 12- Russian stocks rebounded on Friday as investors concluded that the market had over-reacted to new European Union sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis, but the rouble hit a new record low against the dollar.

  • EU sanctions hit Russian oil companies, lawmakers Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 2:56 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— New European Union sanctions against Russia announced Friday toughen financial penalties on the country's banks, arms manufacturers and its biggest oil company, Rosneft, to punish Moscow for what the West sees as efforts to destabilize Ukraine.

  • Stefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, says the EU is ready to accept Russia's "legitimate" national interest.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 11- European Union antitrust regulators approved on Thursday British broadcaster BSkyB's planned $9 billion takeover of Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV companies in Germany and Italy, which will make it the biggest pay-TV provider in Europe. The merged company will have operations in Britain, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 11- Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that the European Union had shown itself to be against the peace process in Ukraine by imposing a new set of sanctions against Moscow. "By taking this step, the European Union has de facto made its choice against a peaceful resolution of the inter-Ukrainian crisis," it said in a statement.

  • 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.