Jeroen Dijsselbloem (left), eurogroup president , and Luxembourg’s minister for finance Pierre Gramegna in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: EPA

The European Commission warned yesterday there would be no easing of pressure on Italy to adhere to fiscal ta(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan walks past Spanish economy minister Luis de Guindos  and European economic and monetary affairs commissioner Olli Rehn during a euro zone finance ministers’ meeting in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Ireland’s decision to exit the IMF-EU rescue programme without the help of a precautionary credit line does not affect its ability to access the Europ(...)

Italian prime minister Enrico Letta:  says that half of the amount raised from the state sales will  be used to reduce Italy’s debt in 2014,

Italy will sell stakes in public entities including oil and gas company Eni to raise up to €12 billion next year and help cut public debt, prime minis(...)

The euro sculpture is seen outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Ireland’s economic growth will be weaker than expected next year, in line with slower- than-expected gross domestic product growth across the euro zo(...)