Germany’s finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble. Officials in Berlin insist he is not interested in weakening the European Commission. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Officials close to Germany’s finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, have denied reports that he wants to strip the European Commission of powers if its (...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has proposed pruning and reordering the competences of the European Commission in light of its euro crisis r(...)

British chancellor  George Osborne  and French economy minister Emmanuel Macron: the negotiations on the  Greek bailout strengthened the argument of British Eurosceptics. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images 1:04

Britain’s plan to renegotiate its relationship with the EU was back in the news this week as George Osborne kicked off a fresh round of diplomatic eff(...)

Head of the eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem: “A lot of trust had been lost . . . it has to be rebuilt.”  Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

  Negotiations on a third bailout for Greece will take at least four weeks, the head of the eurogroup of finance ministers predicted yeste(...)

A street vendor prepares corn for sale during a pro-European Union demonstration in front of the Greek parliament in Athens. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images 1:54

Proposals from Greece to explain how it will meet conditions for a new international bailout loan were received on Thursday by Jeroen Dijsselbloem, wh(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras attends a debate on Greece at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Shortly before 11pm on Tuesday, the heads of the European Commission and European Council entered the press room in the council building after yet ano(...)

 Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras leaves at the end of a euro zone summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph: Laurent Dubrule/EPA 1:55

An agreement between Greece and its euro zone partners is still possible, EU Economics Commissioner Pierre Moscovici told Britain’s BBC radio on Wedne(...)

Minister for Finance  Michael Noonan said dDebt restructuring has always been part of the discussion around how to deal with the Greek debt crisis.  2:23

Ireland is in favour of debt restructuring for Greece, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said. Speaking on his way into today’s key meeting of (...)

“No” supporters shout slogans during celebrations following Sunday’s referendum   in Athens. Photograph:  Reuters/Dimitris Michalakis 1:50

As the result of the Greek referendum became clear on Sunday evening, the last stanza of Shelley’s great poem about political resistance, The Mask of (...)

Nothing has really changed. The facts on the ground post-Oxi remain stubbornly as they were; grim – if not worse. Greece’s debt is unmanageable, its b(...)