European equities closed mixed on Thursday after wobbling in earlier trade, as hopes for a deal between Greece and its creditors seemed to fade.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 index closed around 0.2 percent down, reversing small gains made around midday.
Meanwhile, the Italian MIB outperformed, closing unofficially up 0.9 percent.
Hopes of a deal between Greece and its international bailout supervisors faded on Thursday, when a brief Eurogroup meeting of finance ministers ended without any signs of an agreement.
Greece has a 1.6 billion euro ($1.8 billion) debt due to the International Monetary Fund on June 30 that it's unlikely to be met if no deal is reached. This raises the specter of a Greek debt default and potential Greek exit from the euro.