European stocks closed higher on Monday, as oil prices pared losses.
The pan-European STOXX 600 closed around 0.5 percent higher, with London's FTSE 100 index closing provisionally up 0.2 percent. France's CAC ended up around 0.4 percent and Germany's DAX was 0.8 percent higher.
Most Western European industry sectors closed higher.
Across the Atlantic, U.S. stock markets showed slight gains.