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  • Is a Brexit on the cards?   Sunday, 10 May 2015 | 9:44 PM ET
    Is a Brexit on the cards?

    Andrew Naylor, executive director of Cicero Group, expects the United Kingdom to vote in favour of continued membership in the European Union.

  • A return to calm in European bonds soon?   Sunday, 10 May 2015 | 8:34 PM ET
    A return to calm in European bonds soon?

    As uncertainty around Greece and U.K.'s political situation fades, European bonds will normalize, says Thomas Buckingham, portfolio manager of the European Equity Group at JP Morgan Asset Management.

  • Marc 'Dr. Doom' Faber: Why Grexit won't happen   Sunday, 10 May 2015 | 7:19 PM ET
    Marc 'Dr. Doom' Faber: Why Grexit won't happen

    Marc Faber, editor & publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, explains the geopolitical repercussions of a Greek exit from the euro zone.

  • ATHENS, May 9- Greece's main debt negotiator called on the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to show their willingness to break an impasse in debt talks, ahead of a crucial meeting of euro zone finance ministers on Monday. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' leftist-led government, which came to power promising to end the austerity terms under...

  • BRUSSELS, May 8- The European Union and the United States are close to completing negotiations on a deal protecting personal data shared for law enforcement purposes such as terrorism investigations, three people familiar with the matter said. However, talks have been hampered by the lack of a right for EU citizens not resident in the United States to go to U.S....

  • European markets close: Syngenta rejects Monsanto

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including UK homebuilders and banks.

  • Italy's Renzi presses for EU-U.S. trade deal Friday, 8 May 2015 | 10:56 AM ET

    FLORENCE, Italy, May 8- Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi backed the planned free trade deal between the European Union and the United States, saying on Friday it would be an "own goal" to let the opportunity for an agreement slip. According to some estimates, the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership could unlock $100 billion a year in...

  • European markets close: Euro falls back from highs   Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    European markets close: Euro falls back from highs

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the UK election and the European bond markets.

  • U.S., EU officials clash over derivatives rules Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 12:50 PM ET

    LONDON, May 6- U.S. and European Union regulators clashed on Wednesday over how to provide solid financial backing for the world's $630 trillion derivatives market and also avoid duplication of rules that would be costly for banks and other players. But the difficulty in getting agreement between the EU and the United States has held up the process.

  • European markets close: Allianz on target   Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 11:29 AM ET
    European markets close: Allianz on target

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including Allianz saying it is on track to reach its full-year profit target.

  • UK elections: Who's better for business?   Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    UK elections: Who's better for business?

    Ahead of the UK elections, Bill O'Neill, head of the UK investment office at UBS Wealth Management, talks about which UK political party would be better for business, especially with the heated discussion on an EU referendum.

  • BRUSSELS, May 6- European Union antitrust regulators opened an investigation into cross-border e-commerce on Wednesday in a move aimed at removing borders to online sales as part of a broad strategy to overhaul the bloc's digital market. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager had announced her intention in March to open the sector inquiry. 1/...

  • LUXEMBOURG, May 5- In a clash of corporate titans over naming rights in a fast-changing industry, Microsoft and its Skype phone service came out on the losing side of an EU court battle on Tuesday with Rupert Murdoch's television business Sky. Judges at the General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg upheld a complaint that the British broadcaster lodged a...

  • European markets close: Heavy selloff   Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 11:27 AM ET
    European markets close: Heavy selloff

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today. Markets sold off heavily today, as yields rise.

  • BRUSSELS, May 5- Athens will not back a multi-billion dollar trade pact between Canada and the European Union unless the deal is changed to specify that only Greece can use the term "feta" for its salty white cheese, according to a document seen by Reuters. After five years of difficult negotiations, Canada and the European Union agreed a free-trade accord last year,...

  • Head of Eurogroup: No Greek deal by Monday, but... Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 7:22 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras following talks at the Chancellery in Berlin March 23, 2015.

    "We're fighting on" to get a deal with Greece, the head of the Eurogroup Working Group tells CNBC.

  • EU tax probes for Apple, Amazon delayed Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 4:20 AM ET
    European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager gives a press conference at European Commission headquarters in Brussels,

    The EU Competition Commissioner said she wouldn't finalise tax probes into Apple, Starbucks, Fiat and Amazon by the second quarter as planned.

  • Italian Fin Min: Greek talks will see results soon

    Pier Carlo Padoan, finance minister of Italy, expects the Eurogroup meeting on May 11 to see "tangible results" as Greece risks running out of cash in "maybe a couple of weeks."

  • Princess Charlotte salute   Monday, 4 May 2015 | 11:29 AM ET
    Princess Charlotte salute

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on the trading action in Europe, and gun salutes in honor of Princess Charlotte.

  • Meet Europe’s newest tax haven and micro-state Monday, 4 May 2015 | 11:03 AM ET
    Liberland's coat of arms

    Europe’s newest “state” called Liberland has welcomed its first citizens, after a small group of libertarians declared independence for a patch of land on the border between Croatia and Serbia.