European stocks closed in the red on Monday as investors focused on earnings and monitored political woes in the U.K.
The pan-European STOXX 600 came off its session lows, to close provisionally down 0.66 percent. Almost all sectors ended the day lower.
Looking to major bourses, the U.K.'s FTSE 100 dipped 0.24 percent by the close, while France's CAC 40 and Germany's DAX fell further, closing 0.73 and 0.4 percent lower respectively. In peripheral markets, Switzerland's SMI outperformed other bourses, closing up 0.31 percent.