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  • Patrick Pearson, Head of Financial Markets Infrastructure at EU Commission, says the downgrade in growth projections reflects the focus on ensuring efficiency in the European economy.

  • European markets close: Oil stocks slide     Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a slide for oil & gas producers.

  • European markets close: Ryanair ups outlook     Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a hit for Italian utilities and a great session for Ryanair.

  • Why a pony-tailed academic could rock Spain Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 8:40 AM ET
    The leader of the Podemos party, Pablo Iglesias

    Political fears in Spain have focused on Catalonia’s independence bid, but the rise of a new radical-left party could be equally destabilizing.

  • European markets close: Europe vs. US     Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including how the Bank of Japan's decision to expand its QE program is moving European stocks.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 31- Russia may restart gas supplies to Ukraine as soon as next week if Kiev pays $2.2 billion worth of debts and pre-payments, Alexei Miller, head of state gas monopoly Gazprom, said on Friday. Moscow, Kiev and the European Union clinched a deal on Thursday that would resume supplies of Russian gas to Ukraine over the winter in return for payments funded in...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 30- Ukraine, Russia and the European Union signed a deal on Thursday on the resumption of Russian natural gas supplies to Ukraine for winter after several months of delay during the conflict in Ukraine. EU officials said both Russia and Ukraine had bargained hard for commitments from the Western bloc, with Moscow looking for EU cash to help Ukraine...

  • *Talks to unblock Russia gas supply to Kiev resume Thursday. BRUSSELS/ KIEV, Oct 30- Russia, Ukraine and the European Union are likely to conclude an accord on Thursday that would see Moscow resume gas supplies to its ex-Soviet neighbour over the winter, EU and Ukrainian officials said. EU officials said both Russia and Ukraine had bargained hard for commitments...

  • European markets close: Broad decline     Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the continued decline in Greece's market.

  • EU's Barroso believes Russia/Ukraine gas deal struck Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, Oct 30- European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said on Thursday he believed the European Union had successfully brokered a deal on gas supplies between Russia and Ukraine. Barroso said in remarks made as he prepares to leave office on Friday that he was pleased still to be at work because "apparently we have an accord which the Commission...

  • *Talks to unblock Russia gas supply to Kiev resume Thursday. BRUSSELS/ KIEV, Oct 30- Ukraine and the European Union have agreed that the EU's executive arm will serve as guarantor in any agreement for Russia to supply Ukraine with gas, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Thursday. EU-hosted talks to unblock deliveries of Russian gas to Ukraine will...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 30- Ukraine and Russia have failed to reach a gas agreement at their overnight talks with the European Union, with more negotiations to take place Thursday evening, the news agency RIA Novosti cited Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak as saying. "The negotiations are not yet over, we've just finished a long discussion on documents that must be...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 29- Ukraine and Russia bargained late into the night on Wednesday but European Union officials trying to broker a deal to resume gas supplies to Kiev as winter sets in said there was still no accord to announce. With Kiev and Moscow locked in conflict over pro-Russian rebellions in Ukraine and over the former Soviet state's move to bind itself...

  • European markets close: Banks move negative     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including falling euro zone bank stocks.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 29- Russian natural gas producer Gazprom said on Wednesday it had failed to reach a deal at talks with the European Commission on the Opal gas pipeline and wants new negotiations. The European Union executive had delayed until at least the end of this month a decision on whether to allow Russia greater access to the pipeline in northeastern Germany.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 28- The European Commission provisionally accepted the budgets of France and Italy, saying on Tuesday that no euro zone states had submitted deficit plans for next year that seriously breached EU rules for fiscal stability. A day after Paris and Rome amended their 2015 budgets in the hope of avoiding censure from the European Union executive, the...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 28- Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russia's state gas giant Gazprom, said on Tuesday it has challenged in a European Union court the bloc's sanctions against it, imposed as part of wider restrictions on Russia over Ukraine. Gazprom Neft has been targeted by EU as well as U.S. sanctions over the crisis in east Ukraine where the West says Moscow is supplying...

  • Good gains as European markets close     Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including politics in Greece and earnings by big companies including UBS and Lloyds Banking.

  • Leonhard Birnbaum, Member of the Board of Management at E.ON, is confident that the European Union's target to reduce greenhouse gases by 40 percent in 2030 can be met.

  • Ex-Bear Sterns CEO keen on EU assets     Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    Alan Schwartz, previously CEO of Bear Stearns and now executive chairman of Guggenheim Partners, explains why he is still interested in investing in Europe.