• Greece: Homeless used in VIP taxi scam Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Police have busted a phony VIP taxi service in Greece that was using the bank accounts of homeless people to collect deposits from cab drivers. Police spokesman Christos Parthenis said Monday that seven people have been arrested.

  • UPDATE 1-ECB's Praet - give euro zone a seat at IMF Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 8:51 AM ET

    BERLIN, Sept 22- The euro zone should have its own single representation at the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank's chief economist said on Monday, a call which may encounter resistance around the bloc.

  • *Athens building its own funding buffer- Greek finmin. Athens is anticipating further debt relief measures from its euro zone partners and the International Monetary Fund later this year after managing to shore up its finances and post a budget surplus before interest payments.

  • Greece: New bailout 'out of the question' Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 3:43 PM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greece's finance minister said Friday that his country will not seek additional rescue funds from other eurozone countries after bailout loans are completed this year, despite concerns from rescue lenders that an early general election could unravel years of painful cost-cutting reforms.

  • Greek unemployment dips, still above 26 percent Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:24 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greek unemployment dropped considerably in the second quarter but still afflicts more than a quarter of the workforce, as the country struggles to climb out of a punishing six-year economic recession.

  • Barcelona, Spain, tops innovative cities contest Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:02 AM ET

    Barcelona was awarded 5 million euro as top finisher. Four others were awarded 1 million euros each: the metropolitan area of Kirklees, England, and the cities of Stockholm; Warsaw, Poland; and Athens, Greece.

  • Greece makes further progress on budget front Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 8:49 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greece has made its second successful return to the bond markets as the government revealed Friday that it was beating a key bailout budget target— and by a big margin.

  • LONDON, Sept 11- Spanish bond yields inched up on Thursday as nervous investors continued to trim holdings before a Scottish independence vote on Sept. 18, where a victory for nationalists would fuel demands by Catalonia to break away from Spain.

  • FACTBOX-The next European Commissioners and their posts Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 6:46 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, Sept 10- European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled on Wednesday the next European Union executive for the 2014-2019 period. Below is the roster of the new European Commission:. AUSTRIA: Johannes Hahn, 56, outgoing regional policy commissioner from the center-right.

  • Greece's Alexis Tsipras, unlike France's Le Pen and UK's Farage, favors more European integration.

  • Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greek opposition party Syriza, says the fall in Greek GDP after the euro zone crisis has been a "disaster" and unemployment remains "unacceptable".

  • 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.

  • Will 2014 be the year Greece starts growing again? Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 7:54 AM ET
    Young graduates visit a job fair at the Athens Technopolis

    Greek officials are hopeful the country’s economy will grow in 2014 — despite sky-high unemployment and falling prices.

  • Greece to return to growth this year: Minister     Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greek minister of administrative reform and e-governance, discusses Greece's adjustment and forecasts that the country should return to growth this year for the first time in six years.

  • Seeing just one way for Greece to go: Up Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    The first indications of an upturn raise hopes as Greece's finance minister aims to steer the country out of its catastrophic recession.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sep 6 Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Speakers:- Polish National Bank Governor Marek Belka, Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen and ECB Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny. ATHENS- French Former Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici is expected to meet Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos and Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis.

  • LONDON, Aug 25- Yields on most euro zone government bonds hit record lows on Monday as speculation grew that the European Central Bank was preparing a big programme of asset purchases to counter wilting inflation. Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and others saw their yields hit all-time lows.

  • *Competition set to rise in Middle East, Asia. As the European Union's second biggest apple producer, Poland has some 700,000 tonnes of the fruit it usually sells to Russia but can't, because Moscow has a food embargo on many EU and U.S. goods as part of tit-for-tat sanctions related to the Ukraine crisis.

  • *Germany surprises by slipping into contraction. BERLIN/ BRUSSELS, Aug 14- The euro zone economy ground to a halt in the second quarter of the year, drained of vigor by contraction in Germany and stagnancy in France.