France's CAC 40 index ended down 42.19 points, or 0.95%, to 4,400.75. Germany's DAX index was off 37.42 points, or 0.95%, to 4,998.99, amid news that German metal workers accepted a new wage package.
Asian stocks ended higher. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 9.22 points, or 0.08%, to 11,856.54, amid a declaration by the Japanese government that the country's economy has hit a bottom. Hong Kong's Hang Seng stock was closed for Buddah's birthday. Last Friday the index rallied 141.84 points, or 1.20%, to 11,974.61.