Closing the door on the EU/IMF programme ends three difficult years for Ireland, but also for the Irish in Germany. For years, Germany registered no m(...)

Conservative allies of Germany’s Angela Merkel said yesterday they might agree to raise taxes to help lure the defeated centre-left Social Democrats into a coalition

Conservative allies of Germany’s Angela Merkel said yesterday they might agree to raise taxes to help lure the defeated centre-left Social Democrats i(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman said there was “absolutely no dissent” between Berlin and European Commission president José Manuel Barroso on austerity measures. Photograph: Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

Asparagus was on the menu in Berlin when European Council president Herman Van Rompuy met Chancellor Angela Merkel for dinner last night. The t(...)

France’s finance minister Pierre Moscovici (left), IMF managing director Christine Lagarde, and Germany’s finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble  at  a Eurogroup meeting  in Brussels.  Photograph: Sebastien Pirlet/Reuters

Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed yesterday’s agreement with Cyprus for sparing taxpayers with (...)

Christine Lagarde came, saw and pretty much conquered. The International Monetary Fund managing director’s comments about Ireland and the Irish(...)

Christine Lagarde came, saw and pretty much conquered. The International Monetary Fund managing director’s comments about Ireland and the Irish wer(...)