After the opening, the Stoxx Europe 600 benchmark index is trading at 422 points with a decrease of 0.91 percent, and the DAX 40 index in Germany is trading at 13,823 points with a depreciation of 0.86 percent.
In the UK, the FTSE 100 index decreased by 0.65 percent to 7,314 points, the CAC 40 index decreased by 1,02 percent to 6,407 points in France, the IBEX 35 index decreased by 0,91 percent in Spain to 8,063 points and the MIB 30 index in Italy by 1 percent. It is watching 23,399 points, depreciating by .2.
The euro/dollar parity is currently trading at 1.0620, 0.1 percent above its previous close.
Analysts said that a negative course was observed in global stock markets with the tightening steps of central banks and recession concerns, and that volatility may increase due to the effect of investor transactions that want to close positions before the Christmas holiday.
The member states of the European Union (EU) agreed yesterday to impose a ceiling price of 180 euros per megawatt-hour on natural gas.
Analysts said that the decision in question may lead to an increase in tension in relations with Russia, and noted that the steps taken by Russia on the subject will be closely followed.
Analysts reported that today the consumer confidence index in the Eurozone and housing starts data in the US will be monitored.
On the other hand, according to the data released today, the Producer Price Index in Germany increased by 28.2 percent year on year in November, falling short of expectations.