The European Union


  • Greece plays waiting game with reform plans  Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 9:10 PM ET

    Cash-strapped Greece missed a deadline to give its European partners a list of economic reforms in return for a four month extension on its bailout program. CNBC's Julia Chatterley reports.

  • Here's the most digital EU country  Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 7:00 PM ET

    Digital has become increasingly important for the economy and some countries are better at it than others. Here's the European Commission's ranking of the EU's digital societies.

  • Why Athens delayed the submission of reform list  Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 5:33 PM ET

    Greece's left-wing Syriza party is looking for a "face-saving way" after backtracking from its election promises, says Bill Adams, senior international economist at the PNC Financial Services Group.

  • This is Putin's objective in Ukraine: Expert Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 3:22 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin.

    This is what Putin wants to accomplish in Ukraine, and it's beginning to look like that may happen, a military expert says.

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union opened an in-depth probe of General Electric's $14.1 billion takeover of the power division of French company Alstom on Monday fearing higher prices and less choice. In international business, the European Commission wields major power since its rejection of a multinational deal has thwarted mergers and takeovers in the past,...

  • European shale dream dying before it started Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 1:14 PM ET
    Employees during a press visit to the first shale gas exploring site started by Chevron in Pungesti, Romania, April 2014.

    Chevron announced it is relinquishing concessions in Romania, the last of its shale gas projects in Europe.

  • Europe's market closes: Ball in Greece's court  Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the drop in HSBC shares on growing fines, and the road ahead for Greece.

  • EU investment bank chief: red tape scaring investors Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 8:01 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The head of the European Investment Bank says that private investors are discouraged from putting money into major European Union infrastructure projects because of red tape and lack of budgetary reform. Werner Hoyer said Monday that when he asks potential investors what is scaring them off "they come with regulation, and they come with...

  • 'Greece's Syriza is walking a tight rope': DBS  Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 12:44 AM ET

    Radhika Rao, economist at DBS, says the final deal between Greece and its creditors may not fulfill the hopes of Syriza's supporters. She also outlines her expectations for the reform list that Athens will hand in on Monday.

  • Why Greece's Syriza will not have its way  Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | 9:15 PM ET

    Richard Yetsenga, head of Global Markets Research at ANZ, expects an agreement in favor of the Eurogroup to be reached between Greece and its creditors.

  • With an extension, is the Greek drama over?  Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | 7:12 PM ET

    Dominic Schnider, head of commodity & APAC forex at UBS Wealth Management, says the risk now lies in the month of June after a four-month extension of Greece's bailout program.

  • Greek crisis 'isn't out of the woods yet': Pro  Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | 6:14 PM ET

    While news of a bailout extension is a positive signal, uncertainty remains as to whether Greece's reform list due on Monday will satisfy its creditors, says Clive McDonnell, head of Equity Strategy at Standard Chartered.

  • Euro stabilized on Greek bailout relief  Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | 5:32 PM ET

    Andrew Abrahamian, head of FX Strategy at Compass Global Markets, says news of a bailout extension is lending support to the euro and outlines his expectations for Greece's reform list due Monday.

  • Did Greece's Syriza 'badly overplayed its hand'?  Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | 5:09 PM ET

    Jacob Kirkegaard, research fellow at Peterson Institute for International Economics, attributes the left-wing party's tough rhetoric to "irrational exuberance" after an election win and the party being politically inexperienced.

  • Closing Bell Exchange: EU reaches deal with Greece  Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 3:00 PM ET

    The EU has reached a deal with Greece for 4-month extension. Insight, with Peter Anderson, Congress Wealth Management; Kevin Caron, Stifel; Ben Willis; Princeton Securities Group and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 20- Euro zone finance ministers reached an agreement on Friday to extend heavily indebted Greece's financial rescue by four months, officials on both sides said. An agreement removes the immediate risk of Greece running out of money next month and possibly being forced out of the single currency area. European Union paymaster Germany, Greece's...

  • CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including Greeks confronting finance ministers from the eurozone. German PM Angela Merkel says she wants "significant improvement" from the Greeks.

  • Eurogroup on Greece: It's complicated  Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    Discussing the Greek debt negotiations, CNBC's Julia Chatterley talks to Jeroen Dijsselbloem, president of the Eurogroup and Hans Joerg Schelling, finance minister of Austria, on their thoughts.

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 20- The European Union will consider "reframing" energy relations with Russia based on market conditions when the time is right and for now will focus on its strategic gas partnership with Ukraine, a draft document shows. Russia's long-standing energy relations with the EU and Ukraine, the main transit route for Russian gas to the EU, have...

  • *Greece could run out of money by end of March. BRUSSELS/ ATHENS, Feb 20- European Union paymaster Germany softened its tone on Friday as euro zone finance ministers raced to break a deadlock over Athens' debts. "We have covered four fifths of the distance, they also need to cover one fifth," the official said, adding Greece wanted to clinch a deal on Friday, but that it would...