In Paris, the CAC 40 lost 31.34 points, or 0.89%, to 3,497.30 on economic growth jitters. High-end retailer Hermes was higher after reporting strong second-quarter sales. Germany's DAX index declined 37.41 points, or 1%, to end at 3,690.33.
Asian stock markets lost more ground overnight. Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 63.87 points, or 0.58%, to 10,908.70, as Friday's data-induced slump on Wall Street weighed on early trade.
In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index fell 11.27 points, or 0.09%, 12,467.41. "China plays on the bourse were hit, amidst worries that Beijing might launch more measures to cool China's economy," according to MarketScope.