Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna (right) speaking to Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem. Mr Gramegna was in defensive mode today

Luxembourg’s finance minister staunchly defended his country’s tax regime today, arguing that the tax deals revealed in The Irish Times and other m(...)

 Chancellor  George Osborne will speak with fellow EU finance ministers, including  Michael Noonan, about the crisis at a scheduled Ecofin meeting in Brussels on Friday. Photograph: PA

A senior British minister has warned the European Commission not to impose interest penalties on the UK from December 1st over its refusal to pay an e(...)

Euro group president and Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem: The Netherlands will pay €642 million bill “if the facts are correct”. Photograph: Koen van Weel/EPA

It was quite surreal to hear that the Netherlands faces an EU surcharge of €642 million for better-than-expected economic growth – in the same week as(...)

Euro group president and Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem at the EU headquarters in Luxembourg yesterday. Photograph: Nicolas Bouvy/EPA

in Luxembourg The European Union has agreed to back new rules on the automatic exchange of information on bank accounts, although Austria was given a(...)

Economy minister Emmanuel Macron speaking with ecology minister Ségolène Royal, who had caved in to pressure from lorry drivers. Photograph:  Charles Platiau/Reuters

The French National Assembly began debating the 2015 draft budget yesterday. Paris will send the same text to the European Commission today. For at le(...)

Euro-group president Jeroen Dijsselbloem (left) speaks to Finnish prime minister Jyrki Katainen, before the  euro-group finance ministers’ meeting at EU headquarters in Luxembourg yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Nicolas Bouvy

Incoming European Commission vice-president Jyrki Katainen insisted yesterday that all euro zone countries would be treated “fairly and equally” by(...)

 Prime minister Antonis Samaras: “Greece doesn’t need another bailout programme or another forced loan,” Mr Samaras told the Greek parliament on Friday.

Euro zone finance ministers meet in Luxembourg today amid increasing uncertainty over the status of Greece’s bailout after the Greek government won a (...)

Mr Kenny said that if the EU and ECB approve and authorise Ireland’s request to rearrange IMF loans, the State could save €1.5 billion over the next five years

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said an application for recapitalisation for retroactive direct bank recapitalisation from the ESM fund is “still on the tabl(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan with EU economic and monetary affairs  commissioner Jyrki Katainen in the EU Commission’s headquarters in Brussels yesterday.

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan began his week-long European odyssey to seek support for Ireland’s plan to refinance its International Monetary(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is embarking on a diplomatic drive this week to persuade his European counterparts to allow Ireland repay the IMF before European bailout loans are paid off. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

There are “no objections or legal concerns” to Ireland’s request to repay some of its IMF debt ahead of schedule, an EU official told reporters in Bru(...)