Demonstrators gather in front of the Greek parliament building in Syntagma Square in Athens to attend an anti-Austerity rally. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

Thousands of Greeks staged rival rallies on Friday ahead of a weekend referendum that may decide the country’s future in Europe’s single currency, wit(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said it would be a tragedy for Greece to leave the EU. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said it is like the Greek government has been taken over by a student union during the ongoing debt crisis. Mr V(...)

A banner which translates as, ‘Uber get out’ is displayed across a taxi windscreen during a protest in the southern city of Marseille as taxi drivers demonstrate against UberPOP. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulatanne/Getty

Uber Technologies will suspend its UberPOP ride-hailing service in France, the US company said on Friday, after it faced often-violent protests and th(...)

An elderly man cries outside a national bank branch as pensioners queue to get their pensions in Thessaloniki on Friday. Photograph: AFP

The European Commission has denied talks are ongoing between the Greek government and EU lenders on a bailout deal ahead of Sunday’s referendum. Speak(...)

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There’s a baby boom in the neighbourhood. Fit young mothers are pushing prams everywhere you look. They walk fast. Sometimes they run with the pram(...)

Goslings take a dip at the Brentanobad, joining pool-goers trying to cool down during the heatwave in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Laura Lewandowski/EPA

As temperatures across Europe continue to burn things back home have begun to cool down following Wednesday’s warm, humid conditions. Cloud wil(...)

No excuse for delay

Those who suggest that reform of the direct provision system for asylum seekers should be delayed until a clear picture emerges of the likely impact o(...)

The cynic might argue that the managed variable rates (MVR) that are replacing the SVRs are just a reincarnation of good old loan-to-value mortgages.  Photograph: Vladimir Weiss/Bloomberg News

Permanent TSB can be accused of making a virtue out a necessity with the announcement of the “abolition” of the standard variable rate (SVR). All the (...)

Here in Europe, Spotify rules the roost when it comes to streaming music. However, having launched on Monday, Apple Music looks set to change all of t(...)

The word ‘No’ in Greek is daubed over the sign for the new European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters  in Frankfurt. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

As the first rays of sun in Frankfurt struck the skyscrapers of Germany’s financial capital, people hurrying to work were shocked but not surprised th(...)