Europe Stocks Slump Ahead of EU Summit Plenty of gloom and doom continuing for euro and eurozone By Mark Russell, Newser Staff Posted Jun 25, 2012 3:11 AM CDT Updated Jun 25, 2012 4:00 AM CDT 0 comments Comments A trader scratches his head at the stock market in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Sept. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) (Newser) – European stocks and the euro all fell this morning, as investors remain skeptical that this week's EU summit is going to accomplish much of anything, reports the Wall Street Journal. The euro fell to $1.2490 from $1.2574 last Friday, while indexes were down across the continent, with the Stoxx 600 index down 0.9%. Yields on 10-year government bonds for Spain and Italy rose. "We expect the pressure on both Europe and its financial system to resume, encouraging further depreciation of the euro," said one analyst.