The pan-European STOXX 600 Index was down 0.03% at 0808 GMT as volumes fell likely due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the US.
Wall Street ended with strong gains on Wednesday after US central bank meeting minutes showed that a “significant majority” of policymakers agreed that it “will likely be appropriate soon” to slow the pace of interest rate hikes.
The European Central Bank will release its October meeting minutes later today, where it raised interest rates by 75 basis points but said “substantial” progress had already been made. It was made in an effort to combat the historic rise in inflation.
Among stocks, Remy Cointreau fell 2.7% after cognac maker Remy Martin said the second half would reflect a return to normal consumer trends after two years of “outstanding growth.”
Elekta shares fell 5.3% after the radiotherapy equipment maker warned that uncertain macroeconomic conditions and supply chain issues would hurt its margins in the third quarter.