Europe News


  • The UK Needs an EU Referendum ASAP: UKIP's Farage  Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 4:07 AM ET

    Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), tells CNBC's Steve Sedgwick that David Cameron needs to have a proper, sincere negotiation about getting powers back from the EU.

  • Markets Wrongly Positioned for Recovery: Pro  Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    John Haynes, head of research at Investec Wealth & Investment, says that despite knowing that the three global driving economies will grow in 2014, markets are wrongly positioned.

  • European Market Opens Higher  Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    European shares opened slightly higher on Tuesday, ahead of a meeting of European finance ministers in Brussels.

  • Commerzbank Offers Shares at Deep Discount Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 2:56 AM ET

    Commerzbank is offering shares at a deep discount in a 2.5 billion euro ($3.3 billion) capital increase aimed at repaying funds it owes to the German government and insurer Allianz.

  • Call the Lawyers: France Gets Serious on Bank Union Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 2:20 AM ET
    France Finance Minister, Pierre Moscovici

    As disagreement grows over whether a system to wind up Europe's failing banks - a central tenet to region-wide banking union – requires treaty change, France's finance minister told CNBC that Europe should let its lawyers work it out.

  • DSM CEO: It Takes 'Guts' to Reinvent Yourself  Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Feike Sijbesma, CEO of DSM, talks about the need for companies to "reinvent" themselves and DSM's acquisition strategy.

  • Bond Market 'Remains Nervous': Pro  Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 1:45 AM ET

    Christoph Rieger, head of interest rate strategy at Commerzbank, comments on recent bond trends and explains why peripheral bonds are higher despite consolidation in core countries.

  • Greece plans to sell bonds at some point early in 2014, ending four years of exclusion from international capital markets, the country's PM Antonis Samaras said on Monday.

  • France Says 'Non' to Austerity: French Fin Min  Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 1:42 AM ET

    Pierre Moscovici, France finance minister, says that he is serious about France's economy but that he and the French people "refuse" austerity.

  • Cameron to Publish EU Vote Bill to Defuse Party Revolt Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 1:13 AM ET
    Stickers supporting the UKIP party are seen on cars parked outside at the UKIP 2013 Spring Conference

    Britain's ruling Conservatives will unveil a draft bill on Tuesday that could make Prime Minister David Cameron's promise of a referendum on Britain's European Union membership legally binding.

  • EU Does Not Need Treaty Change: France Fin Min  Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 1:10 AM ET

    Pierre Moscovici, France finance minister, reiterates his view that the European Union does not need a treaty change to implement its banking union.

  • Can the UK Really Leave the EU?  Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 1:00 AM ET

    John Silvia, chief economist at Wells Fargo, discusses the U.K's place in the European Union and the possible implementation of a banking union in the single currency bloc.

  • Traders: Buyers Fatigue  Monday, 13 May 2013 | 3:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson explains what is holding back stocks today.

  • Prosecutor Seeks Six-Year Jail Term for Berlusconi Monday, 13 May 2013 | 11:58 AM ET
    Silvio Berlusconi

    An Italian prosecutor is seeking a six-year jail sentence for former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for allegedly having sex with an underage nightclub dancer.

  • European Markets Close Lower  Monday, 13 May 2013 | 11:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today.

  • European Markets Close Slightly Lower  Monday, 13 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Ross Westgate takes you through the European market open where stocks have closed slightly lower.

  • Germany Throws Bomb at Banking Union: Pro  Monday, 13 May 2013 | 11:06 AM ET

    Peter Spiegel, Brussels Bureau Chief at the Financial Times, tells CNBC that if Germany is unwilling to move on banking union, Brussels will be left without any progress.

  • Pierre Moscovici, French finance minister, tells CNBC that Europe needs to move fast on banking union and can move very far with the existing treaty.

  • Retailers Sign Bangladesh Factory Safety Agreement Monday, 13 May 2013 | 10:23 AM ET

    The world's two biggest fashion retailers backed an accord aimed at preventing a repeat of last month's collapse of a Bangladesh factory building.

  • Lloyds Chair Stands Down as Government Sale Looms Monday, 13 May 2013 | 7:59 AM ET

    Lloyds Banking Group Chairman Win Bischoff is to retire in the next year, handing the reins to a successor who must steer it through a potentially risky multi-billion pound government share sale.

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