José Mourinho the manager of Chelsea watches over the squad’s training session ahead of the Uefa Champions League Group F match against NK Maribor. Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

Maribor v Chelsea, Stadion Ljudski, 7.45pm, Setanta and Sky Sports 1 José Mourinho has offered a thinly veiled criticism of Liverpool’s team selection(...)

The ECB is due to begin supervising the euro zone’s biggest banks in a week’s time in a major shift of power away from national supervisors to a pan-European regulator

in Frankfurt Eleven banks must submit plans to the European Central Bank within the next fortnight outlining how they will meet a collective shortfal(...)

Twenty five of the euro zone’s 130 biggest banks have failed a landmark health check and ended last year with a collective capital shortfall of €25 billion, the European Central Banks said today.

Twenty five euro zone banks, including nine Italian banks, have failed the European Central Bank’s stress tests, and will face a combined capital shor(...)

After putting the euro zone’s top 130 banks through their paces, the European Central Bank will face a test of its own today - will its landmark health check succeed in convincing investors the region’s lenders are safe? Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

After putting the euro zone’s top 130 banks through their paces, the European Central Bank will face a test of its own today - will its landmark heal(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker, the incoming president of the European Commission, talks with UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage as he arrives at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

The European Parliament has voted to approve the new European Commission in a ballot today in Strasbourg, paving the way for the EU’s 28 commissioners(...)

Violeta Bulc of Slovenia will be assigned the transport portfolio, while Slovak nominee Maros Sefcovic has been elevated to the position of vice-president for energy union. Photograph: EPA/Igor Kupljenik

A week after MEPs rejected Slovenia’s nominee as commissioner, incoming European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled a restructured lin(...)

 Roy Hodgson has criticised Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers recovery regimen.  Photograph: Valda Kalnina

Roy Hodgson has questioned whether Liverpool are using the correct fitness regime after claiming there is little medical evidence to support the “two-(...)

“Electronics is becoming more like the fashion industry. It must be fresher, cleaner, more aesthetic.” Blaine Callard, CEO of Harvey Norman in Ireland, at the retailer’s store at Airside Retail Park.Photograph: Alan Betson

In a corner of Harvey Norman’s Dublin head office, there is a bottle of champagne the size of a fire extinguisher. It lies in a glass case bearing an (...)

Members of the European Parliament’s Environment committee, and Industry, Research and Energy committee, rejected the  former Slovenian prime minister Alenka Bratusek who had been nominated for the European Commission. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Jean-Claude Juncker’s proposed line-up to lead the European Commission for the next five years suffered its first casualty this evening as MEPs voted (...)

Irish commissioner designate Phil Hogan. The EU’s response to Russian sanctions is likely to be foremost in the minds of MEPs, as will the EU-US trade deal. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Next Monday morning the first of 27 public hearings begins in Brussels as MEPs question incoming European Union commissioners about their suitabili(...)