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European shares extended their losses on Friday with the release of retail sales data in the U.S. which showed a fall in March consumer spending.
Anders Borg, Sweden's finance minister, tells CNBC that its difficult to assess the bailout costs for Cyprus and these costs could rise.
European Union finance ministers agreed on Friday to extend the maturities of emergency loans extended to Ireland and Portugal by the European Union by seven years.
Olli Rehn, vice president of the European Commission, explains why the Cyprus growth forecasts are being revised.
An inventory of French ministers' assets could set off a storm when it goes public on Monday, exposing a handful of millionaires in the Socialist government.
Output at euro zone factories rose greater than expected in the month of February on a jump in energy production, a sign of growing demand giving hope of a return to growth.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as stocks slip lower ahead of the euro zone meeting.
Reports circulating in Europe say the president of Cyprus planned to ask the European Union for "extra assistance," but not an increase in bailout loans, says CNBC's Julia Chatterley.
Rumors that the country had asked for a further 10 billion euros of aid added to the growing storm over the country's bailout.
How do you make money in these markets? Here is what some of the experts on CNBC have been telling us this morning.
Peter Spiegel, Brussels bureau chief for the Financial Times, discusses what is on the agenda at the Eurogroup meeting taking place in Dublin.
The CEO of one of Austria's largest banks has hit back at France's budget minister who called for the country to be less opaque and reveal who holds accounts in the nation's banks.
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Eurogroup president, tells CNBC that Cyprus is going to go through a very tough time and the growth strategy is up to the Cypriot government.
Francesco Filia, CEO and CIO of Fasanara Capital, explains how the crisis in Cyprus has impacted his medium to long-term strategy and created a genuine case for a euro zone break-up.
Julia Chatterley models the official Eurogroup poncho ahead of the European finance ministers' meeting in Dublin
Europe's finance ministers meeting in Dublin on Friday faced a renewed crisis on multiple fronts, with a backlash against austerity acting as a gloomy backdrop.
Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European market open where stocks have come in lower ahead of the euro zone meeting.
A conservative city councilor, Jerome Dubus, will propose that the French capital pay homage to Britain's outspoken former prime minister by naming a street after her at the next council meeting this month.
Peter Rosenstreich, chief FX analyst at Swissquote Bank, tells CNBC that there is no real catalyst for Cyprus to leave the euro zone.
Riccardo Ronco, technical analyst at Aviate Global, gives CNBC a technical look at the S&P 500.
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Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist at Signal Pro, talks through the recent moves in the asset classes.
Guy Ellison, Investec's head of UK equities, says the FTSE could extend record levels if the oil price stabilizes.
Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS Wealth Management, explains why the US dollar is trailing behind a strong performance in equities.