Gerrit Zalm, chairman of ABN Amro Group NV, said in a statement the bank had much work to do in regaining public trust after the uproar following its since-shelved decision to grant pay increases of up to €100,000 to the bank’s top management. ( Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg)

ABN Amro, the state-owned Dutch bank, posted its highest profits in four years on Wednesday, but said it would take a long time to restore confidenc(...)

Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister, said he is counting on a Monday meeting with his euro-area counterparts in Brussels to establish a “good paving stone” toward the release of the loans his country is seeking to avert a default. (Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg)

Euro-area governments are considering putting together an aid package for Greece to cushion the country’s economy if it was forced out of the euro, a(...)

Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister, left, speaks as Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Dutch finance minister and head of the group of euro-area finance ministers, reacts during a meeting of European finance ministers in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday, May 11, 2015. (Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg)

Greece dodged an economic bullet by persuading an increasingly-skeptical German-led bloc of creditors that it’s serious about delivering the tight-bud(...)

Greece Minister of Finance Yanis Varoufakis attends a debate at the European Business Summit in Brussels today. Photograph: Reuters

Greece defied its international creditors on Thursday, refusing to cut pensions or ease layoffs to meet their demands, dimming prospects of progress n(...)

Graffiti covers the shopping windows of closed shops, as a pedestrian walks past, in Athens, Greece. Euro-area officials were sceptical that a technical agreement would be reached by Wednesday.  Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Talks between Greece and its international creditors gained urgency as the two sides remained apart on key elements of the country’s bailout agenda af(...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: appeared to offer some concessions ahead of yesterday’s meeting, which was attended by Minister Michael Noonan. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis

Greece won little leeway from creditors at a eurogroup meeting in Riga yesterday, as senior European Union officials warned that the country must acc(...)

Billboard in central Athens: Greece aims for a deal with creditors, but will not back down on red-line issues. photograph: reuters/alkis konstantinidis Photograph: Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis

As the Greek Easter holiday period – Easter Sunday fell a week later than in the West this year – comes to a definitive end with the reopening of scho(...)

Dutch finance minister and president of eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem: told the Dutch parliament NS will “phase out” its use of Dublin company NS Financial Services Company. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

A decision by the Netherlands state-owned national railway company, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), to stop using its Irish subsidiary to avoid corporat(...)

 High school students march holding a Greek national flag during a school parade marking Greek Independence Day in Athens on Tuesday. The Greek government has positively assessed the meeting between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that took place March 23rd. (Photograph: SIMELA PANTZARTZI/EPA)

Greece risks running out of cash by April 20th unless it secures fresh aid, leaving it little time to convince sceptical creditors it is committed (...)

Taoiseach  Enda Kenny arrives for the second day of the European Summit of Heads of States and governments at the EU Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Stephanie LeCocq/EPA.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has raised the prospect of further tax cuts in October’s budget as Ireland continues its bid to secure more flexibility from the (...)