The Bundestag is expected to vote on the extension of the Greek loan programme on Friday after the eurogroup yesterday approved reform measures propo(...)

Suzanne Lynch, European CorrespondentThe euro group of finance ministers has approved a list of reform measures proposed by the Greek government, pavi(...)

People line up to receive olives and bread distributed for free on Pnyx Hill, opposite the Acropolis in Athens yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Yannis Kolesidis

Euro zone finance ministers will hold a conference call on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the latest reform proposals from Greece as it looks to unlock (...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble at the meeting of euro zone finance ministers yesterday. Photograph:Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The ongoing Greek drama took another turn yesterday evening when a scheduled euro group meeting of euro zone finance ministers ended abruptly without (...)

Lin Homer: said her department had dealt with the most serious cases. Photograph: AFP PHOTO/ PRU

The UK tax authority denied it failed to take adequate action against British clients of HSBC who hid money in Swiss accounts. Lin Homer, chief execut(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said he looked forward to hearing directly from the Greek finance minister.

The Government has made no decision on seeking a concession for Ireland should Greece’s debt be renegotiated, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has (...)

An elderly woman reacts as her acquaintances board a bus to flee due to a military conflict in Debaltseve, Ukraine. The IMF is seeking to negotiate a new multiyear extended fund facility with the troubled country. Photograph: Sergey Polezhaka /Reuters

The West does not like to think it is at war with Russia. Yet the Russian government seems to think it is at war with the West. For President Vladimir(...)

Michael Hasenstab bought $7bn in Ukrainian bonds. They are now worth $4bn.

Michael Hasenstab is all about the big trade. It’s a tack that has made him one of the world’s most successful, and famous, bond fund managers during (...)

French president François  Hollande:    invited Alexis Tsipras to visit Paris soon and promised “that France will be beside Greece in this important period for its future”.  Ian Langsdon/Reuters

The victory of the far-left Syriza in Greece is seen in France as an opportunity for President François Hollande to play a more important role in Euro(...)

Independent TD Michael Lowry has denied that a note he sent to Taoiseach Enda Kenny about reappointing his former PR adviser to the National Transport Authority was sexist and reflected cronyism. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Independent TD for Tipperary Michael Lowry has denied a handwritten note he sent to Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the Dáil last week reflected cronyism (...)