The European Union


  • 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.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The World Trade Organization on Thursday rejected Argentina's bid to overturn a ruling in favor of the United States, European Union and Japan against the South American country's licensing rules used to restrict imports. The WTO's appellate body upheld a WTO panel report that Argentina's import licensing requirement and other import...

  • BRUSSELS, Jan 15- The following is the text of a discussion paper sent by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini to the 28 members of the European Union, spelling out options for future relations with Russia. In this context the question arises whether to complement that policy with a more proactive approach in order to induce a policy change from Russia.

  • BRUSSELS, Jan 15- European Union antitrust regulators will publish details on Friday of their investigation into online retailer Amazon's tax-minimising arrangements with Luxembourg. The investigation focuses on whether Luxembourg broke EU state aid rules by agreeing a deal which allows Amazon to operate almost tax-free in Europe.

  • European markets close: Copper slammed  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the major hit to copper and London's market.

  • EU offers some budget relief to struggling nations Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 8:39 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union is giving member states struggling with debt more leeway in their spending plans despite EU rules on deficits and debt. EU officials raised the possibility Wednesday for nations like Italy and France to contribute to a planned 315 billion euro investment scheme to spur growth and jobs in Europe, even if their budgets are already...

  • World Bank cuts 2015 forecast  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports there's lots of speculation about the ECB ahead of next week's big meeting.

  • Russia braces for ‘junk’ downgrade as oil drags Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 3:48 AM ET
    Red Square, Moscow, Russia

    The ruble continues to fall, sanctions are biting and the slide in the price of oil shows no sign of slowing and it's hitting Russia hard.