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  • MOSCOW, Sept 8- Russian stocks and the rouble extended losses on Monday afternoon after the European Union announced new sanctions over Russia's actions in Ukraine despite Friday's peace deal between Kiev and separatist rebels.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 8- European Union officials support Ireland's request to be allowed to pay back early the International Monetary Fund's part of its bailout because of the money it would save Dublin, a senior EU official said on Monday.

  • Jyrki Katainen, the European Commissioner for economic and monetary affairs, says the EU needs a free trade deal with the U.S. to boost the economy.

  • EC Commissioner: We need a trade deal with the US Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 1:11 AM ET
    Former Finnish prime minister Jyrki Katainen.

    The European Union needs to secure a free trade deal with the U.S., Jyrki Katainen, former Finnish prime minister told CNBC.

  • EU trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht says sanctions on Russia have been "tough enough", adding that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a "chessmaster".

  • *Sanctions in response to Russia's support for Ukraine rebels. BRUSSELS/ NEWPORT, Wales, Sept 5- The European Union slapped new economic sanctions on Russia on Friday, but said they could be suspended if Moscow withdraws its troops from Ukraine and observes a ceasefire.

  • European markets close: Investors cautious     Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports Italy, Spain and Germany are among this week's biggest gainers in Europe.

  • ECB’s stimulus surprise: Reactions around Europe Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 9:35 AM ET
    Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB).

    The ECB’s triple-interest rate cut and bond-buying announcement surprised investors on Thursday – and were still sparking debate a day on.

  • CNBC's Seema Mody reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors focus on the U.S. dollar - euro trade, and peace talks between Ukraine and Russia.

  • 'Big important' tensions in Europe: Barroso     Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, discusses the EU's position on the Ukrainian crisis, highlighting that Russia is dependent on Europe for its energy orders.

  • European markets close: ECB measures     Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports European markets closed higher across the board on Mario Draghi's move to cut interest rates, and purchase asset backed securities and covered bonds.

  • EU prepares powers to deal with Russian winter gas cut Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    *Russia meets a third of EU oil, gas and coal demand. LONDON, Sept 4- The European Union is preparing to take action to secure gas supplies this winter if its biggest supplier, Russia, cuts exports due to the crisis in Ukraine, a draft document seen by Reuters showed.

  • Europe seeks accord on Russian capital markets embargo Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    *EU governments preparing to widen financial sanctions. BRUSSELS, Sept 3- Envoys of European Union governments held further discussions on Wednesday on widening a ban on Russian state-owned firms raising capital in the bloc among a range of other sanctions, diplomats and officials said.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 3- Russia's ban on imports of food from Europe, part of its response to EU sanctions imposed over the Ukraine crisis, could cost the European Union 5 billion euros a year, according to an internal EU document seen by Reuters.

  • CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including worries in Ukraine and falling Euro-zone PMI.

  • On the eve of a NATO summit in Wales, the United States is expected to join the European Union in imposing new sanctions on Russia after EU leaders agreed at the weekend that the direct engagement of Russian troops in Ukraine in support of separatist rebels merited such a step.

  • GENEVA, Sept 3- The European Union is becoming more competitive but Switzerland, Singapore and the United States are the three economies to beat, an annual survey by the World Economic Forum said on Wednesday. The United States muscled into third place ahead of Finland and Germany, while Japan leapfrogged Hong Kong and the Netherlands to take sixth spot.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 2- The European Union is looking at possible financial support measures for fish exporters hit by Russia's ban on Western food imports, now well into its first month, the EU's executive arm said on Tuesday.

  • European markets close: ECB expectations     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a decline for the euro ahead of Thursday's ECB meeting.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 1- Europeans could be barred from buying new Russian government bonds under a package of extra sanctions over Moscow's military role in Ukraine that European Union ambassadors were to start discussing on Monday, three EU sources said.