Attendees rest on seating between sessions during the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos Photograph: Bloomberg

Fear of a severe weakening of the European Union is the hot topic in the corridors and executive suites of Davos this year with business leaders and (...)

Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt (centre) rides the Stockholm subway during general-election campaigning this week. Photograph: EPA/Jesica Gow

Swedes do democracy the civilised way: over fika, their afternoon treat of coffee, cake and a chat. In Stockholm’s Kulturhuset arts centre, members(...)

Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) head Daniele Nouy said it needed to be accepted that some banks had no future

Some banks need to fail a sector-wide review of their financial health in order to make the exercise credible, the head of the euro zone’s new banking(...)

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Image of the week: Ministerial chat Spain’s economy minister Luis De Guindos is pictured exercised in conversation with Portugal’s finance minist(...)

Minister for Finance  Michael Noonan with his French counterpart,  Margrethe Vestager. Photograph:  Peter Cavanagh

European finance ministers were last night locked in talks on new rules on banking resolution, as member states worked to reach consensus on how to wi(...)