Frankfurt's Dax index is down 1.4%, in Paris the Cac-40 is 1.2% lower and Madrid is down 1%.
London's FTSE 100 is holding up relatively well, with a loss of just 0.4%.
Analysts are blaming concerns over the trade tension between the US and China.
Investors are also wary over the political situation in Germany where Chancellor Angela Merkel has clashed with leaders of her coalition ally, the CSU party, over her refugee policy.
"With the US-China trade war already creating an
uncomfortable trading atmosphere, the brewing political tensions between
long-time allies the CDU and CSU in Germany has caused some bloody losses in
the Eurozone," said Connor Campbell, financial analyst at SpreadEx.
No positive progress for FTSE 100
The FTSE 100 is remaining depressed today, down 0.35% or 26.63 points at 7607.20.
Meanwhile the FTSE 250 is down a similar 0.35%, falling 73.36 points to 20,932.