Attendees rest on seating between sessions during the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos Photograph: Bloomberg

Fear of a severe weakening of the European Union is the hot topic in the corridors and executive suites of Davos this year with business leaders and (...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble: floated temporary exit idea during talks to clinch a deal to keep Greece in the bloc. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

French finance minister Michel Sapin has criticised his German counterpart Wolfgang Schaüble for suggesting Greece could temporarily leave the euro zo(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel  and  finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble. Photograph: Wlfgang Kumm/EPA

German economy minister Sigmar Gabriel criticised finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble in a television interview to be broadcast later on Sunday for su(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble.   Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has admitted on national radio he believes Greece would be better outside the euro, where it could restructu(...)

Pensioners are given priority tickets  as they wait to receive part of their pensions in Athens, Greece yesterday. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

A far-left faction in Greece’s ruling Syriza party denounced the bailout deal as a “humiliation” as the leadership fought to contain a ripple of defe(...)

The hashtag appeared to originate on Sunday evening from Sandro Maccarrone, who describes himself as a physics teacher from Barcelona. He tweeted: “The Eurogroup proposal is a covert coup d’etat against the Greek people. #ThisIsACoup.”

A list of demands handed to the Greek government in order to secure a European bailout inspired a social media backlash against Germany and its hawki(...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis  and his wife Danae (R) pictured attending an address by the Greek prime minister in  Athens on Friday. Photograph: Aris Messinisaris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

Europe will lose a trillion euro if it allows Greece to go under, the country’s finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said on Saturday, accusing creditors(...)

Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister, leaves by car after attending an emergency meeting with the heads of the three creditor institutions in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

International creditors demanded politically sensitive changes to Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras’ tax and reform proposals on Wednesday, adding f(...)

As partial details of the lenders’ proposal over Greek debt leaked out, members of the government and Syriza party of Alexis  Tsipras (above) denounced the conditions as “murderous” and unacceptable. Photograph: Alexandros Vlachos/EPA

Leftists in Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras’s party vented fury on Thursday at terms proposed by Greece’s creditors for a last-ditch deal to stave(...)

A woman rides past the headquarters of the People’s Bank of China. Chinese stocks edged lower on Monday as an interest rate cut by the central bank failed to impressed investors. (Photograph: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters)

European bonds retreated and the region’s currency weakened amid concern that Greece will struggle to secure more aid. Chinese stocks led gains in eme(...)