European stocks opened higher Monday morning, with market participants looking ahead to a fresh round of U.S.-China trade talks this week.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 was up around 0.5 percent shortly after the opening bell, with all sectors and major bourses in positive territory.
Market focus is largely attuned to global trade developments, with a delegation of U.S. officials set to travel to China for the next round of negotiations this week.
The latest set of trade talks will take place in Beijing from Monday. It comes after discussions in Washington last week concluded without a deal.