Nervousness prevails in the euro markets on Monday in the last week of the year, while some markets remain closed.
In particular, the pan-European Stoxx 600 records an increase of 0.11% to 483.06 points while the other pan-European Stoxx 50 loses 0.48%.
On the rest of the board, the German DAX notes losses of 0.10% and the French CAC-40 declines 0.14%.
In the periphery, the Spanish IBEX-35 loses 0.09% and the Italian FTSE MIB increased by 0.05%.
Investors are focusing on coronavirus restrictive concerns and stricter central bank policies amid indications that the Omicron variant is milder than previous mutations such as Delta.
New studies in South Africa and the United Kingdom last week showed that Omicron has a reduced risk of hospitalization and serious illness. In the United Kingdom over the weekend new cases continued to rise above 100,000 and France also reported more than 100,000 cases for the first time.
It is noted that Wall Street will reopen today, as it was closed on Friday due to Christmas, while markets in the United Kingdom and Ireland will remain closed today and tomorrow.
Earlier, most of them moved with negative signs Asian stock markets while markets in Australia and Hong Kong were closed due to a holiday.