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  • *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.

  • CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as stocks move into positive territory in anticipation of a strong read for U.S. March jobs figures.

  • BRUSSELS, April 3- European Union regulators have halted their review of Hutchison Whampoa's $1 billion bid for Telefonica's 02 Ireland as they wait for new details of Hutchison's concessions, the EU antitrust chief said on Thursday.

  • Draghi's biggest fear? Stagnation     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports ECB President Mario Draghi struck a dovish tone as interest rates remained unchanged in Europe and markets closed higher.

  • UPDATE 1-EU to take Russia to WTO in pork ban dispute Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, April 3- The European Union said on Thursday it would soon take Russia to the World Trade Organisation to try to push Moscow to lift its ban on pork exports from the bloc, in a row that has been intensified by the crisis in Ukraine.

  • IMF calls on ECB to act amid 'low inflation'     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 6:07 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors remain cautious ahead of the European Central Bank's decision on interest rates.

  • European markets close: Greece stocks surge     Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a rally in emerging markets playing out in Greece and Deutsche Boerse confirms a U.S. investigation.

  • European markets close: Good gains in Europe     Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including Greek debt and U.K. engineer Weir Group makes Metso and offer.

  • Anders Borg, Sweden's finance minister, advises France to strengthen its effort by implementing "deep structural reforms" and says the euro zone need a banking union.

  • WARSAW, April 1- Poland opened its first gas link from the West on Tuesday as part of a European Union drive to ensure greater supply security that has taken on new urgency after Russia annexed Crimea and reignited fears about deliveries to Europe.

  • Global markets higher, euro zone PMI 53.0     Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors eye the European Central Bank's interest rate decision on Thursday.

  • Euro zone must support demand: Pro     Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 4:20 AM ET

    Guntram Wolff, director at Bruegel, says the euro zone budget needs to include a region-wide policy to address low demand and the growing social divide.

  • China's Xi wins EU pledge to consider free-trade deal Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    *EU, China seek to put aside trade tensions. BRUSSELS, March 31- Chinese President Xi Jinping won a promise from the European Union on Monday to consider a multi-billion-dollar free-trade deal with his country, a long-held goal for Beijing which divides Europe. Both China and the EU have something to gain from increased trade.

  • CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports on all the market moving events in Europe today ahead of the ECB's policy meeting on Thursday.

  • European shares trim early gains ahead of the ECB interest rate announcement this week, reports CNBC's Ross Westgate on all the market moving events from Europe.

  • Europe, China in focus this week: Expert     Sunday, 30 Mar 2014 | 6:34 PM ET

    David Kuo, CEO of The Motley Fool Singapore, discusses the growth potential of the euro zone and China, ahead of the purchasing managers' index (PMI) due from both countries this week.

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- The European Union is seeking to insulate its probe of Russia's gas export monopoly, Gazprom, which is suspected of anti-competitive behavior, from larger concerns about Russia's seizure of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, Europe's top antitrust enforcer said on Friday.

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