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European stocks nudge higher at open

Europe's main stock markets firmed at the start of trading on Wednesday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.07 percent at 6,876.27 points.

Frankfurt's DAX 30 edged 0.01 percent higher to 10,891.83 points and the CAC 40 in Paris gained 0.10 percent to 4,682.81 compared with Tuesday's close.

European equities rallied Tuesday, recording a second day of gains on hopes of a deal being struck on Greece's debt, with a rebound in oil prices helping the energy sector.

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