Spanish stocks fell after Catalan separatists won a slim majority in a regional election, deepening a political crisis which has hurt the economy.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index climbed 0.4 percent, with the cyclicals-heavy DAX .GDAXI up 0.5 percent.
The pan-European STOXX 600 traded flat by 0825 GMT, but trading was rocked by sharp falls from Dutch firms SBM Offshore and Vopak.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 0.1 percent, set for its second week of gains in a row.
At 0835 GMT, the pan-European STOXX 600 rose 0.6 percent to 397.43 points, a level last seen in August 2015.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.1% but Spain’s IBEX benchmark rose, led by Caixabank and Banco de Sabadell, shares in which rose 4.2% and 3.6% respectively.
The pan-European STOXX 600 was up 0.1 percent while Spain’s benchmark IBEX fell 0.5 percent.
By 0712 GMT, the pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 0.1 percent, after losing 0.3 percent.
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