A protester holds a sheet with the Greek word for ‘No’ during an open house presentation of Germany’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party  in Berlin, while German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks in the background. Photograph: Getty Images 2:19

When Alexis Tsipras meets Angela Merkel today in Brussels, the German leader may like to remind her mythology-loving Greek counterpart of the fate of (...)

Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister, exits a polling station after voting in the national referendum in Athens. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

  The European Central Bank will consider whether to continue providing emergency liquidity assistance (ELA) to Greece at a scheduled meet(...)

The word ‘No’ in Greek is daubed over the sign for the new European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters  in Frankfurt. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

As the first rays of sun in Frankfurt struck the skyscrapers of Germany’s financial capital, people hurrying to work were shocked but not surprised th(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras  leaving  European Council headquarters  in Brussels, Belgium on June 11th, 2015. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters 2:08

Greece’s bailout negotiations were in disarray last night after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) pulled out of the talks, citing a lack of progre(...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has suggested a debt swap to push back debt payments to the ECB Photograph: EPA

Greece on Thursday offered a concession to its international lenders by pushing ahead with the sale of its biggest port, Piraeus. Greece has as(...)

The annual rate of inflation in the 19-nation bloc climbed to minus 0.1 per cent from minus 0.3 per cent in February. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

A slump in euro-area consumer prices eased in March, offering respite to the European Central Bank after it ramped up stimulus to fend off a deflation(...)

New data on Monday showed that prices in Europe’s largest economy rose 0.1 per cent in March from a year earlier. (Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)

Germany’s inflation rate turned positive for the first time in three months as the country’s economy strengthened and the European Central Bank’s bon(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. ‘Draghi may be like Napoleon’s favourite general: lucky.’ Photograph: Michael Probst/AP Photo

Quantitative easing has quickly become one of those strange phenomena about which everyone professes expertise but, in reality, nobody understands.(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: underlined the link between further solidarity for Greece with Athens ‘continuing to show responsibility for itself’. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

In November 2011 an ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel raised hackles for claiming Europe, having swallowed Berlin’s crisis remedy, “now speaks Germa(...)

A German flag flies in front of the Bundesbank headquarters in Frankfurt. Photographer: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg

While Saudi Arabia lamented the passing of King Abdullah yesterday, Germany was busy burying its last illusions about the European Central Bank. Afte(...)