Of the numerous high-powered functionaries of the Third Reich, all of whom owed their careers to Adolf Hitler, only a few remained faithful to the (...)

Berlin Pride: German marchers began to march, wondering: if even the Irish can do marriage equality, why can’t we? Photograph: Britta Pedersen/ EPA

After five years of being draped in drab euro-crisis colours, Ireland’s image in Germany has set sail under a new, rainbow flag. That much was very(...)

Klaus Regling: as director of the ESM he helps manage the bailout programme and loans. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Ahead of tomorrow’s referendum uncertainties abound over whether Greece will apply for a third bailout, what it would look like and, most importantly,(...)

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(...)

A referendum campaign poster that reads ‘Yes (Nai)’ is seen on a bus stop with a graffiti that reads ‘No (Oxi)’ painted on it in Athens, on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

Supporters of Greece’s bailout terms have taken a wafer-thin lead over the ‘No’ vote backed by the leftist government, 48 hours before a referendum(...)

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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(...)

Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s economy and energy minister: “We’re sending an international signal to show we are achieving the switch to renewables in a highly industrialised country and are setting European and international standards.” Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

After months of squabbling, Berlin’s ruling coalition has struck a compromise it says will square the circle on how to abandon nuclear energy without(...)

Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem has warned Greeks  their future in the euro is at stake. “One illusion must be swept from the table: that if the [referendum] outcome is negative, then everything can be renegotiated and you will end up with an easier and more attractive package.” Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty

Greece needs €60 billion in new financial help over the next three years and faces decades under a daunting mountain of debt that will make it vulner(...)

France’s far-right Front National  founder and honorary president Jean-Marie Le Pen gesturing on stage with his daughter, Marine,  with whom he is at logger heads. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty

A French court cancelled Jean-Marie Le Pen’s suspension from the far-right National Front (FN) party yesterday in a ruling that shone a spotlight back(...)

The note on the Merkel phone call in 2011

German chancellor Angela Merkel admitted in a 2011 phone call that Greek debt would be unsustainable even after a second debt write-down, according to(...)