Jens Weidmann, president of the Deutsche Bundesbank: “The upswing in the euro area may even pick up slightly.” Photograph:   Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Germans are heading into the Christmas holidays with a spring in their step and a jingle in the pockets thanks to low inflation, record pay rises and(...)

Euro zone core inflation unexpectedly slowed in November, offering yet another argument for the European Central Bank to ease policy on Thursday as price growth looks set to stay below its target for years to come. Photo: Bloomberg

Euro zone core inflation unexpectedly slowed in November, offering yet another argument for the European Central Bank to ease policy on Thursday as p(...)

Greece prime minister Alexis Tsipras is seen on Thursday before he submitted a bailout plan to the country’s creditors.  Photograph: Bloomberg

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras appealed to his party’s deputies on Friday to back a tough reform package after abruptly offering last-minute conc(...)

Germany’s finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble: says he told Greece “just do it” with regard to outlining latest aid proposals. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany’s hardline finance minister, warned Athens that its euro membership was “not etched in stone” as he vowed to use the Greek (...)

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

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

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(...)