American depository receipts of European stocks were trading 0.6% lower at 129.74 on the Bank of New York Mellon Europe ADR Index on Tuesday morning.
Decliners in Continental Europe were led by National Bank of Greece ( NBG ). 12.0% lower, followed by Dutch telecommunication services company VimpelCom - Com ( VIP ), down by 4.1%, and Italian semiconductor company STMicroelectronics - New York Shares ( STM ), 1.7% lower.
Gainers in Continental Europe were led by oil and gas exploration and production company Statoil (STO), 2.2% higher, while Sequans Communications (SQNS), a French developer of chipset solutions, was up by 1.7%.
And, in the UK, gold mining business Randgold Resources (GOLD) rose by 2.1%, followed by Luxfer (LXFR), a materials technology company, 1.2% higher and BHP Billiton (BBL), a mining company, trading 0.9% higher.
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