Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras  with Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF, at a bilateral meeting  in Davos. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/ EPA

The International Monetary Fund has reiterated its call for debt relief for Greece, raising pressure on European countries to cede to Greek demands fo(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls in Davos: “If Europe can’t protect its own borders, it’s the very idea of Europe that could be thrown into doubt. It could disappear, of course – the European project, not Europe itself.” Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

The future of the European Union is being put in “grave danger” by the continuing migration crisis, France’s prime minister said on Friday. Manuel Va(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), during a panel session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Friday. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

The number of migrants entering Europe must be reduced, Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem has said. His comments come as European Central Ba(...)

Christine Lagarde said  the question of debt sustainability and pension reform would be key to any participation. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has said that a decision by the Washington-based fund to participate in the Greek bailout may not be made until the secon(...)

Simon Harris said ‘an awful lot has changed’ since Ireland secured a commitment from EU leaders to revisit the question of recompensing Ireland for its bank rescue.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Minister of State Simon Harris has played down any expectation that the government will seek further debt relief from its international creditors, cla(...)

European Commission’s President Jean-Claude Juncker warned euro-area governments on Tuesday against relying too much on loose monetary policy for economic growth, saying they must quickly strengthen public finances and bolster investment to emerge from the debt crisis.  (Photograph: Frederick FLORINFREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker warned euro-area governments against relying too much on loose monetary policy for economic growth,(...)

Head of the eurogroup  Jeroen Dijsselbloem: “I think Ireland once again demonstrates that determined implementation . . . can turn an economy around to the benefit of citizens”

Corporate tax will top today’s meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels, as ministers discuss the latest state of play regarding the common consoli(...)

Michael Noonan and Spain’s Luis de Guindos talking at a euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday.  Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said he now expects the European Commission to deliver its verdict on its ongoing investigation into Ireland’s(...)

Pedestrians are reflected in a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, on Monday. Stocks across Asia and Europe were down in the first day of trading after the Paris terrorist attacks which left about 130 people dead. Photograph: EPA

European shares were steady on Monday, supported by gains in the energy sector that helped offset a slump in travel stocks following Friday’s attacks (...)

Eurogroup president and Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem arriving for a Eurogroup finance ministers’ meeting in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: AFP Photo/Emmanuel Dunand

Euro zone finance ministers have withheld a €2 billion loan disbursement due to Greece, though they signalled the money could be unlocked early next w(...)