Stock indices traded lower as concerns over Greece's further bailout policy weighed on markets. The new Greece government plans to renegotiate the terms of its bailout.
German industrial production increased 0.1% in December, missing forecasts of a 0.4% rise, after a 0.1% gain in November. November's figure was revised up from a 0.1% decrease.
The U.K. trade deficit increased to £10.2 billion in December from £9.3 billion in November, missing expectations for a deficit of £9.0 billion. November's figure was revised down from a deficit of £8.85 billion.
Indexes on the close:
Name Price Change Change %
FTSE 100 6,853.44 -12.49 -0.18%
DAX 10,846.39 -59.02 -0.54%
CAC 40 4,691.03 -12.27 -0.26%