European markets closed higher on Thursday as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted at possible stimulus measures next month.
European shares closed lower on Friday - their first weekly loss in a month -- as tech stocks slumped.
Stock markets across the globe followed Wall Street's lead on Friday with investors fleeing to so-called "safe havens" and dumping riskier assets.
European equities closed lower after U.S. jobs data increased concerns that the Federal Reserve would "taper" its bond-buying program soon.
European shares pared gains but closed higher on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve surprised markets by opting to maintain its $85 billion-per-month asset purchases.
European shares finished slightly higher Wednesday following positive comments from China's new leaders.