Matt Brittin, who previously led Google’s northern and western European arm, will take over the day-to-day running of the new business. Photograph: Reuters TV

Google has announced changes to its European business to meet the challenge of a changing and more combative regulatory landscape on the continent (...)

Greek presidential guards in Athens. At issue again is the cohesion of the euro zone, and whether Germany, and a majority of the 19-member Eurogroup, are willing to countenance a Greek exit. Photograph: Reuters

Almost four weeks after Alexis Tsipras swept to power in the Greek elections, Greece and its international creditors remain locked in a game of high-s(...)

A European Union  flag alongside a Greek national flag beneath Acropolis Hill in Athens, Greece. The troubled state’s bailout is due to expire at the end of next week.  Photographer: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Euro zone finance ministers including Michael Noonan travel to Brussels on Friday for an emergency meeting amid mounting uncertainty about the status (...)

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(...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis insinuated on Monday that the European Commission was prepared to back Greece’s demands, but was scuppered by the euro group, led by Germany.

To end one emergency euro group meeting in disarray could be regarded as a misfortune, but for two meetings to break down without agreement looks l(...)

Simon Coveney: suggested Ireland should get similar treatment to Greece in terms of debt concessions. Photograph: The Irish Times

Calls by members of the Government for further debt concessions for Ireland in the event of a renegotiation of the Greek bailout have been dismissed b(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras expresses confidence  a deal could be negotiated with Greece’s EU partners. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Greek bond yields rose sharply yesterday while the Athens stock market fell by 5 per cent as the standoff between Athens and its international lender(...)

Even before the new Greek government embarked on its magical mystery tour of Europe this week, the French cartoonist Nicolas Vadot asked – and answ(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is expected to be requested to appear before a special European Parliament committee on corporate tax avoidance, according to parliament sources. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan may be summoned to appear before a special European Parliament committee on corporate tax avoidance, after MEPs(...)

Protests in Greece: Time is not on Greece’s side as it continues to negotiate a compromise agreement with euro zone partners. Photograph: AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis

Ten days after a general election in Greece led to the government of Alexis Tsipras assuming on Wednesday, the European Central Bank announced it woul(...)