The European Equity Fund, Inc. (the Fund) is a diversified, actively-managed closed-end fund. The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation primarily through investment in European equities. The Fund invests primarily in equity or equity-linked securities of companies domiciled in countries utilizing the euro currency, with at least 80% in securities of issuers in such countries. The Fund focuses its investments in equity securities of issuers domiciled in European countries that utilize the euro currency, thereby increasing its vulnerability to developments in that region. The Fund invests in foreign securities presents certain risks, such as currency fluctuations, political and economic changes, and market risks. The Fund's investment manager is Deutsche Investment Management Americas Inc. Its investment advisor is Deutsche Asset Management International GmbH.