Beat Wittmann, CEO of TCMG Asset Management, says "animal spirits" are returning in Europe and there will be more corporate deals taking place.
European equities opened mixed on Wednesday as investor concerns over Greece subsided after the euro zone gave its list of reforms the green light.
Nils Andersen, CEO of Moller Maersk, says the sale of the company's stake in Danske Bank was "important."
Haydn Mursell, CEO of Kier Group, says there is a "long cycle" in the construction sector, but it is starting to recover.
Keith Cochrane, CEO of Weir Group, says the company is cutting costs to adjust to the low oil price.
Siobhan Talbot, CEO of Glanbia, says there is a strong trend of customers wanting nutritious food, which is a boost for the company.
Ukraine Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, says the country needs to modernize its military capabilities and needs the help of Western governments to do that.
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says the country did not make a u-turn in its deal with the European Union.
Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, says Syriza refuses "to speak the language of the establishment" but its proposals on the country's debt are logical.
Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, says that after the "humiliation" of the First World War, Germans understand what the Greek people are going through with debt repayments and austerity.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has "cheated and outplayed" the European Union in his aggression towards Ukraine, the country's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says.
Jacques Aschenbroich, CEO of Valeo, says the company is not worried about Apple and Google's ambitions in the automotive sector.
Stewart Hosie MP, member of the Treasury Select Committee, discusses what U.K. lawmakers are going to be asking the bosses of HSBC following revelations about the bank's tax arrangements.
Neville Upton, CEO of GFinity, discusses the concept of e-sports and its rising popularity.
Petros Doukas, the former deputy finance minister of Greece, says he expects an emergency program for Greece in the coming months.
James Boys, author of "Clinton's Grand Strategy", discusses whether the U.S. might pivot focus back to Europe if Hillary Clinton wins the American presidency.
Richard Anthony, CEO of Evercore's Private Funds Group, says investor confidence towards Europe has been "dampened."
Dmytro Shymkiv, deputy head of the Ukrainian presidential administration, says the country needs military support from the U.S. to battle "Russian terrorists."
Dmytro Shymkiv, deputy head of the Ukrainian presidential administration, says there is "no threat" of a default and the country expects to get International Monetary Fund money in two weeks.
European equities opened slightly higher on Tuesday as the Eurogroup is expected to mull Greece's revised list of reform proposals. Investors are also cautious ahead of U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony before Congress over the next two days.
Geoff Cutmore is co-anchor for CNBC’s flagship programme 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.
Stephen Sedgwick co-anchors CNBC's flagship program Squawk Box Europe and is also CNBC's OPEC reporter covering major meetings.