European stock markets finished in the red Monday, as Angela Merkel’s tenure as Germany’s chancellor came under threat and the trade conflict between the U.S. and China remained in focus.
The Stoxx Europe 600 index dropped 0.8% to close at 385.91, building on a 1% loss from Friday.
Germany’s DAX 30 index fell 1.4% to end at 12,834.11, while France’s CAC 40 gave up 0.9% to finish at 5,450.48.
The U.K.’s FTSE 100 slipped less than 0.1% to end at 7,631.33.
The euro dipped to $1.1606 from $1.1609 late Friday in New York.