Europe's basic resources – with great exposure to China – led the gain, up around 0.7 percent. It comes at a time when market focus is largely adapted to global trade, with US and China officials set to resume negotiations this week.
Both sides reported progress in five days of talks last week, with President Donald Trump indicating he may be willing to push back on March 1 for a deal.
At Germany's Wirecard, the summit of the European benchmark portfolio, following economic surveillance, increased BaFin's ban on establishing or raising short positions on the company's stock. Shares in the company jumped 8 percent on the news.
Meanwhile, the boiler cooled Coca-Cola HBC against the bottom of the index. It comes after the company announced on Monday that it would buy Serbian biscuits and pastry maker Bambi for a business value of 260 million euros ($ 294 million). Stocks in London's listed shares fell almost 2 percent.