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  • Euro Zone Swings to Trade Surplus in April Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 6:06 AM ET

    The euro zone unexpectedly swung to a trade surplus in April from a deficit in March, data showed on Tuesday, as the region's strong currency failed to subdue exports and imports expanded quickly.

  • Europeans Go Online to Stop ECB Rate Hike Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 3:25 AM ET

    An online petition urging the European Central Bank not to raise interest rates in July is gaining ground, with people from France, Spain, Italy but also from English-speaking countries adding their signatures.

  • With Irish 'No' Votes Rising, What Next for the EU? Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 9:16 AM ET

    Lunchtime on Friday 13th in Dublin and it looks to be unlucky for some. The results are still being counted, but early reports certainly suggest that the 'No' side has done better than it had hoped.

  • Harsh Words for Microsoft Technology Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 11:41 AM ET

    The European Union’s competition commissioner, Neelie Kroes, delivered an unusually blunt rebuke to Microsoft on Tuesday by recommending that businesses and governments use software based on open standards.

  • Europeans Protest Rocketing Fuel Prices Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 8:16 AM ET

    Spanish truck drivers smashed windscreens and Portuguese truckers blocked roads on Monday as protests over rocketing global fuel prices spread across Europe.

  • European Central Bank Rate Decision Timeline Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 3:50 AM ET

    This is a timeline of the European Central Bank's rate decisions from 2007 to date.

  • Poll: Should Britain Adopt the Euro? Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 2:31 AM ET

    The European Central Bank's 10th anniversary may have been marred by high inflation, but the euro's show of strength over the past nine months has been impressive.

  • Lady EUROpa and the Monetary Bull Friday, 16 May 2008 | 11:15 AM ET

    - Notes from an ECB groupie's travelog -

  • EU Wary of Google Map Service Invading Privacy Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 7:08 AM ET

    The ability of Google's map service to put detailed street-level images on the Internet could raise concerns in Europe if it was introduced there, the EU's data protection agency said on Thursday.

  • Europe Comeback: Germany Drives Euro-Zone Growth Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 5:48 AM ET

    Germany posted the strongest economic growth since 1996 in the first quarter of 2008, leading the euro zone's GDP to rebound more than expected in the first quarter.

  • Poll: Are Execs Simply Paid Too Much? Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 4:40 AM ET

    Top managers' perks will figure high on the agenda of tonight's meeting of euro zone ministers, the Eurogroup, in Brussels, with many European officials calling for curbs on bonuses and pay, papers reported on Tuesday.

  • European Central Bank Rate Decision Timeline Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 9:22 AM ET

    This is a timeline of the European Central Bank's rate decisions from 2007 to date.

  • Euro Zone Inflation Slows, Economic Sentiment Sags Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 5:14 AM ET

    Euro zone inflation slowed more than expected in April, an early estimate showed, but economic sentiment also deteriorated faster than forecast, pointing to slowing economic growth.

  • EU Should Rethink Biofuels Target: Lord Stern Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 2:51 PM ET

    The author of "the Stern Review" on the economic impact of climate change, Lord Nicholas Stern, talks to CNBC Europe about biofuels and climate change.

  • Why US Stocks Trump European Bonds Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 4:17 AM ET

    While the U.S. economy is struggling now it will most likely rebound faster than Europe, making Wall Street a better place for global investors to park their cash than debt markets like the UK, France and Germany, analysts told CNBC Europe on Friday.

  • European Central Bank Rate Decision Timeline Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 9:12 AM ET

    This is a timeline of the European Central Bank's rate decisions from 2007 to date.

  • Poll: Would You Use a Mobile Phone on an Airplane? Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 12:13 PM ET

    The European Union is unveiling plans Monday to allow passengers on flights in European airspace to use mobile telephones.

  • EU Regulators Approve In-Flight Mobile Calls Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 8:22 AM ET

    The European Union on Monday opened the way for air travelers to use mobile phones to talk, text or send e-mails on planes throughout Europe's airspace.

  • ECB Allots $39 Billion in First 6-Month Tender Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 8:07 AM ET

    The European Central Bank's first-ever auction of six-month funds on Wednesday saw banks bidding more than four times the 25 billion euros on offer as they sought cash they struggle to raise on financial markets.

  • EU Probes Nokia's Plans to Buy Navteq Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 11:22 AM ET

    The European Commission said on Friday it had opened an in-depth investigation of plans by Nokia to buy U.S.-based digital map supplier Navteq for $8.1 billion.