Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister, in Brussels during the week. Photograph: Bloomberg

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said a funding agreement struck with euro zone ministers cancelled austerity commitments made by a previous co(...)

Finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and prime minister Alexis Tsipras:  the expectation they will request a loan extension on the basis of the so-called Moscovici plan means the eurogroup,  not the European Commission, will be blamed if the plan is rejected. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Another sorry chapter in the euro zone crisis unfolded this week in Brussels as Greece and its international creditors lurched from one meeting to ano(...)

Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem arrives for a euro zone finance ministers’ meeting in Brussels yesterday to discuss Athens’ plans to reverse austerity measures. Photograph: Reuters/Yves Herman

Two themes that could have profound implications for Europe will dominate today’s EU summit in Brussels. Ukraine is expected to top the agenda, as EU (...)

A Ukrainian serviceman jumps off a tank damaged during fighting with pro-Russian separatist forces outside Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine, on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters/Alexei Chernyshev

Poland has indicated it is willing to back the US on supplying defensive arms to Ukraine should today’s planned talks with Russia in Minsk fail to bri(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin (C) and French president Francois Hollande attend a meeting on resolving the Ukraine crisis at the Kremlin in Moscow. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters.

Talks involving France, Germany and Russia aimed at resolving the Ukraine crisis have ended without any word of an agreement.German chancellor Angela(...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble address a news conference following talks at the finance ministry on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis used a tense visit to Berlin Thursday to request a three-month bridging loan while he develops an alternati(...)

Portugal’s prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho. He said Greece must “respect its commitments” and comply with European rules like everyone else. Photograph:  Reuters/Rafael Marchante

Taoiseach Enda Kenny travels to Brussels tomorrow for meetings with the head of the European Commission and European Council amid increasing signs th(...)

Officials stressed that today’s meetings are an opportunity for Enda Kenny  to set out Ireland’s priorities to the figures who will lead the EU until 2019

Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives in Brussels today for talks with the head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and his counterpart at the Eur(...)

French President Francois Hollande (right) greets Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras upon his arrival at the Elysee Palace, in Paris. Yoan Valat/EPA

Greece’s new leftist government appealed to the European Central Bank on Wednesday to keep its banks afloat and vowed to respect European Union rul(...)

Greek PM Alexis Tsiparis is greeted by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker  prior to a meeting at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, as part of his tour of European capitals.      Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras arrives in Brussels today for talks with the head of the European Commission and European Council, while finance (...)