Hans-Werner Sinn, president of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research, says it's both likely and desirable for Greece to exit the euro zone, but adds that there could be opportunities to re-enter the union.» Read More
Panfilo Tarantelli, chairman and CEO of Tages Holding, says that the ECB's stress tests were deemed credible by the market and the amount of capital needed to recapitalize the failed banks is "very small", creating a "great outcome" for the central bank.
Elke Koenig, President of Bafin, says that consolidation in the banking sector could follow the stress tests.
Oleksandr Pysaruk, first deputy governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, says that economic growth in 2015 will be better than originally thought as tensions in the east of the country settle down.
Bhanu Baweja, global head of emerging market research at UBS, says Dilma Rousseff has a "tough" 4 years ahead of her after she was re-elected as president.
Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, former European Central Bank executive board member and current chairman of Snam, says the stress tests were "tough enough" and it is not in the ECB's interest to be soft on banks in its new supervisory role.
Saad Hammad, CEO of Flybe, the airline that has launched pan-U.K. flights, tells CNBC that the service is "much-needed" to get business people to the country's capital efficiently.
Carlo Alberto Carnevale-Maffe, professor of strategic management at SDA Bocconi University, says Italian banks were held to a higher standard than other banks in the ECB's stress tests.
Sam Theodore, head of financial institutions at Scope Ratings, says that the stress tests on European banks were "credible" and showed the sector is not sick.
Andreas Dombret, member of the Deutsche Bundesbank's executive board, says German banks need to improve earnings and the work following the stress tests is just beginning.
Federico Ghizzoni, CEO of UniCredit, says that the bank is looking forward with "confidence" after the stress tests on the sector.
CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi looks at which country had the most banks that failed the stress tests.
Harris Georgiades, Finance Minister of Cyprus, says the country's economy is "making the turn" and the banking sector is "stabilizing" following the ECB's stress tests.
Michael Gurka, founder of BruinHill Partners, says stocks have moved up too fast and the path is sustainable.
Tom Barr, CEO of Hailo, says the company wasn't pushed out of the U.S. but regulations and high marketing costs drove their decision to pull out of the market.
Michala Marcussen, global head of economics at Société Générale, discusses why the euro is not weak on a relative basis and won't have a big impact on helping the euro zone economy.
EU Commissioner Designate Margrethe Vestager, says structures that allow big corporations to avoid tax is a "question of fairness".
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven says the European Union's heads of state are looking closely at "economic issues" and creating employment.
Jean Tirole, 2014 economics Nobel Prize laureate and professor at the Toulouse School of Economics, says he is a "big fan" of the EU's banking union plans, which will make the sector more competitive.
Yannick Naud, portfolio manager at Sturgeon Capital, says investors should buy the dip in the market, adding that there is still "good value" in European high yield.
Roberto Henriques, head of financials credit research at JPMorgan, discusses why the upcoming European bank stress tests are more credible than previous iterations.
Cutmore anchors CNBC’s flagship "Squawk Box" in EMEA; the three-hour show bookends the opening of European equity markets.
Based in London, Tso co-anchors CNBC flagship show in EMEA, Squawk Box, a show that sets the news agenda every trading day.
Sedgwick co-anchors CNBC's flagship program "Squawk Box" (Europe) and is also CNBC's OPEC reporter covering major meetings.