The European Union


  • Greek debt: Should you buy?     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Yannick Naud, portfolio manager at Sturgeon Capital, discusses the Greek economy and its debt sales, adding that the market is currently "very lenient" on the euro zone's peripheral countries.

  • Diplomat wins $138,000 for 'Brexit' plan     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    British diplomat Iain Mansfield won a 100,000 euro ($138,000) prize from the Institute for Economic Affairs think tank for his blueprint of Britain's exit from the European Union.

  • EU single market 'damaging': Lord Lawson     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    The former U.K. Chancellor Lord Lawson says the single market is "damaging" and it will be "economically beneficial" for Britain to leave the European Union.

  • CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including concerns over a bubble in the U.K. housing market and a hit to momentum stocks.

  • BRUSSELS, April 7- A pioneering European Union survey into the impact of pests and diseases on honey bees found death rates were lower than feared, in part countering concerns about the collapse of colonies of the crop-pollinating insects. A lot of it seems very encouraging, "said Tom Breeze, a specialist in bees at the University of Reading in Britain said.

  • Gemma Godfrey, Brooks Macdonald Asset Management, shares her thoughts on investing in Europe amid a low yield environment.

  • EU opens case against Russia over pork import ban Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 7:26 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union is opening a case against Russia before the World Trade Organization to protest a pork import ban which it calls disproportionate and illegal. Russia banned EU pork imports in January following four cases of African swine fever found in boar on the Lithuanian and Polish borders with Belarus.

  • European stocks lower; Ukraine watched     Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Chatterley reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investor sentiment remains shaky after Monday's U.S. selloff.

  • At midnight a deadline expires for Ukraine to reduce the $2.2 billion debt it owes Moscow for natural gas deliveries. So far Ukraine has offered no payments, Moscow says, raising the risk of supply disruption, with possible knock-on effects for the European Union.

  • European markets close: Steep sell-off     Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the tech sell-off spreading throughout Europe and the dip in U.K. home builders.

  • FACTBOX-Technical requirements to reverse gas flows Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 10:04 AM ET

    LONDON, April 7- Ukraine is in emergency talks with the European Union on importing natural gas from the West following a leap in the price it pays for Russian supplies and a crisis in relations between Kiev and Moscow. Most of Europe's gas pipelines were designed to only send gas in one direction, for instance from Russia westward through Ukraine and into the EU.

  • Gerard Baker, Dow Jones editor-in-chief, and Dennis Gartman of The Gartman Letter, share their opinions on Michael Lewis' book "Flash Boys" about high-frequency trading.

  • Pressures on US economy     Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    Gerard Baker, Dow Jones editor-in-chief, explains the lack of sustained growth trends since the 1990s.

  • Monday morning strategy     Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 6:34 AM ET

    Brian Belski, BMO Capital chief investment strategist, explains why U.S. stocks remain bullish comparably to other stocks around the world, and how to play Fed policy.

  • CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including the potential merger between Lafarge and Holcim.

  • Can Europe cut its reliance on Russian gas?     Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 1:40 AM ET

    Andrew Lantham, vice-president of exploration research at Wood Mackenzie, discusses domestic gas exploration in Europe and whether it will be enough to offset its reliance on Russia.

  • *Slovakia could provide more gas to Ukraine but would take months. KIEV/ LONDON, April 4- Ukraine is in emergency talks with European Union neighbours on the possibility of importing natural gas from the West, following a leap in the price it pays for Russian supplies, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Friday.

  • European markets close mostly up     Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the rally in the bond market.

  • US official: Ukraine crisis boosts EU trade talks Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 9:57 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The new U.S. ambassador to the European Union says the crisis in Ukraine has given a boost to free trade talks with the 28- country bloc. Anthony Luzzatto Gardner said Friday that Russia's annexation of Crimea "has focused minds" in Brussels and Washington that the ongoing free trade talks can strengthen their alliance beyond the purely economic.

  • BRUSSELS, April 4- Protesters from across Europe clashed with police in Brussels on Friday at a demonstration against high unemployment, throwing stones and smashing windows as they marched from the city centre to the European Union district. Brussels hosts regular demonstrations, most passing off peacefully.

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