European markets finished higher on Monday, as U.S. stocks rallied and oil prices surged as much as 2 percent.
The pan-European STOXX 600 closed around 0.6 percent higher, after gaining momentum in afternoon trade.
Peripheral bourses outperformed, with Greece's Athens Composite ending up around 2.1 percent and Spain's IBEX 35 up around 1.2 percent. This came on reports that Greece's negotiations with international creditors over a new bailout, worth 86 billion euros ($94 billion), could conclude on Tuesday.
U.S. stocks traded more than 1 percent higher on Monday, bouncing from sharp declines last week, as encouraging developments in Greece and a Warren Buffett acquisition boosted sentiment.
In individual stock news, Sanofi shares popped 1.5 percent after the drug maker said it has teamed up with Evotec and Apeiron to develop new cancer treatments.
European mining stocks jumped on more weak economic data from China, which boosted hopes of further stimulus measures in the world's second-biggest economy.