Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem (left), chairing yesterday’s meeting, said payments may be broken up if creditors deemed it “necessary” and “helpful”. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

Euro area finance ministers debated whether to pay Greece’s next €8.1 billion bailout tranche at once or in instalments – to ensure reform commitments(...)

Luxembourg finance minister Luc Frieden said there is an international trend towards automatically exchanging depositor information. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Luxembourg is prepared to ease its banking secrecy rules and work more closely with foreign tax authorities, its finance minister has told a ne(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is attending emergency meeting on Cyprus bailput. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Finance ministers of the 17 euro-zone states gathered in Brussels for an emergency meeting this evening to finalise details of a bailout for Cy(...)