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Stocks followed the lead of the US markets, where all three major indices fell more than 3% on Monday.
‘From extreme pessimism to wild optimism’: European stocks surge as markets move past trade war fears
Europe's gains follow a huge session in the USA on Monday, when the Dow Jones saw the third biggest single day gain in points terms in its history.
On Thursday Trump promised new tariffs of 25% for steel and 10% for aluminum.
Persimmon CEO receives £110 million bonus but says he never asked for it, doesn’t want it, and will give it away
'I would like to make it clear that I did not seek these levels of award nor do I consider it right to keep them entirely for myself,' said Jeff Fairburn.
European stock markets have started the week on the front foot.
Global market sell-off resumed in the USA on Thursday, with US stocks entering a technical correction.
The European market has been boosted by a recovery in the US, where all major markets closed higher on Tuesday evening.
Germany's DAX, France's CAC 40, and the broad Euro Stoxx 50 index all lost more than 2% of their value on Tuesday.
Falls follow a major drop in the USA on Friday after the best wage growth numbers since 2009 sparked fears of higher than expected inflation.
Chairman Paul Walsh made a statement on Tuesday after CEO Richard Cousins died in a crash on New Year's Eve.