European equities finished around the flatline on Friday, after the European Council approved a 7.16 billion euro ($7.7 billion) short-term loan to Greece. German lawmakers also gave the green light to negotiations over Greece's much-needed third bailout.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 index closed flat, despite starting the session marginally higher. However, on the week, the Stoxx 600 was up 4.3 percent, helped by positive news surrounding Greece.
Both Britain's benchmark FTSE 100 index and the German DAX ended the day over 0.3 percent lower. Most bourses ended in the red, although France's CAC index wobbled throughout the day, closing nearly 0.1 percent higher.