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  • BRUSSELS, July 16- European Union leaders meet on Wednesday to pick the bloc's new foreign policy chief after choosing Jean-Claude Juncker to head the executive European Commission, but it may take some weeks before other top EU jobs are finally carved up.

  • EU's Juncker urges minimum wage in all EU countries Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 5:09 AM ET

    STRASBOURG, France, July 15- Designated European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday he would work towards the introduction of a minimum social wage in each member state of the European Union.

  • BERLIN, July 14- Germany would benefit from a free trade agreement between the United States and the European Union but negotiations need to be held more transparently or no deal will be possible, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was quoted as saying.

  • 'Chlorine chicken' holds up major trade deal Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Food and environmental worries from Germany including chloro-chicken are souring free-trade talks between the U.S. and the EU.

  • LONDON, July 14- Iran's main oil tanker firm NITC will struggle for some time to call at European ports, get foreign insurance and overcome obstacles under western sanctions, even after a top court has annulled its blacklisted status in the European Union.

  • EU names Ukraine rebel leaders hit with sanctions Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 6:33 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, July 12- The European Union targeted Ukrainian separatist leader Aleksandr Borodai and 10 other rebels with travel bans and asset freezes on Saturday, avoiding fresh sanctions on Russian business to avoid antagonizing its main energy supplier.

  • BRUSSELS/ MOSCOW, July 11- The European Union sought to reassure Russia on Friday that a free-trade pact with Ukraine was not aimed at hurting Moscow but rejected calls to postpone its implementation, offering more talks instead.

  • MOSCOW, July 11- Russia urged the European Union on Friday to refrain from implementing a free-trade pact with Ukraine until Moscow's concerns over the agreement are addressed.

  • Tension for Europe's banking     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 9:47 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick provides insight to the potential default at Banco Espirito Santo, and real worries of a domino effect around the world.

  • China's growth near 7% level: Expert     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    John Rutledge, Safanad's chief investment strategist, discusses how China's economy is impacting U.S. markets.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports European shares pared losses as Banco Espirito Santo seeks to calm concerns over its capital position.

  • Remedies for a sluggish economy     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 7:09 AM ET

    Jurrien Timmer, Fidelity Investments, and Steve Miller, AIG non-executive chairman, provide perspective on what would likely relieve the global economic malaise. Also Timmer shares his outlook on the markets.

  • European markets trim losses     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    Europe shares regain footing and Portugal shares post gains, reports CNBC's Karen Tso, with the latest update on Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo.

  • Patrick Chovanec, Silvercrest Asset Management, and Bruce Kasman, JPMorgan chief economist, share their outlook on the markets and economy. Also Kasman weighs in on Portugal's bank problems and explains why he thinks there's not a systemic threat in Europe.

  • Global markets eye Portugal bank crisis     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 6:15 AM ET

    Mark Grant, Southwest Securities, explains why the Portuguese bank crisis may spread to Brazil and Italy, but will not be a disaster for U.S. markets.

  • Banco Espirito shares suspended     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    Portugal's bank woes raise concerns of another EU crisis, reports CNBC's Steve Sedgwick.

  • Serbia comes in from the cold with EU ambitions Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 5:01 AM ET
    Belgrade, Serbia

    An international pariah at the end of the 20th century, Serbia has undergone a long rehabilitation so it can approach the EU for membership.

  • First option for Serbia is EU: MK Group CEO     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 2:40 AM ET

    Miodrag Kostic, CEO of MK Group, says it is important for Serbia to have good relations with its "neighbour" the European Union.

  • European markets close: Portuguese selloff     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the possible restructuring of Banco Espirito Santo and the selloff in Portugal.

  • Italy's banking sector is exposed: Pro     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Losses at banks in Europe┬┐s periphery could total 200 billion euros ($272 billion), warned Bob McKee, chief economist of Independent Strategy, who said he was especially concerned about Italian banks.