Jean-Claude Juncker’s bid to be European Commission president in doubt. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s diluted support for Jean-Claude Juncker’s bid to be European Commission president has thrown the field open to other candid(...)

Students saying no  to austerity measures in front of the Cypriot parliament building in Nicosia earlier this week.   Photograph: Milos Bicanski

‘I believe we are at this moment sleeping on a volcano.” Alexis de Tocqueville’s speech to the French national assembly on January 29th, 1848, (...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has defended Dutch euro group head Jeroen Dijsselbloem, saying it is “not the task of taxpayers to st(...)