ECB board member  Yves Mersch poses with a less contentious banknote Photograph: EPA

European Central Bank executive board member Yves Mersch took the defence of ECB policies directly to critical Germans on Thursday, reassuring them th(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi attends a news conference at the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany on Thursday. Photograph; Reuters

The European Central Bank said it plans to start buying corporate bonds in June as it unveiled more details of its purchase programme.The bank will st(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi

ECB president Mario Draghi is likely to drive home the case for ultra-loose monetary policy on Thursday, hitting back at a barrage of criticism in Ger(...)

France’s  economy minister Emmanuel Macron  (left) on The   Andrew Marr Show.  Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA

The campaign to keep Britain in the EU will move up a gear this week with the release of a UK treasury report on the economic cost of leaving and an i(...)

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble’s push for more transparency and global financial data exchange is his latest battle against tax evasion that’s eroding government revenue around the world. (Photograph: BERND VON JUTRCZENKA/EPA)

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble called on world leaders to forge a global response to tackle tax evasion in the aftermath of the Panama le(...)

Yanis Varoufakis: traces the origins of Europe’s crisis to 1971 in his new book. Photograph: milos bicanski/getty images

Eight months after his abrupt resignation as Greece’s finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis is back in the thick of things, leading a new pan-European po(...)

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s office has asked her to clarify the Fund’s stance, after Internet whistleblowing site WikiLeaks published what it said was the transcript of a March 19th conference call of three senior IMF officials.

Greece has demanded an explanation from the International Monetary Fund after an apparent leaked transcript suggested the IMF may threaten to pull out(...)

China’s economic slowdown is a worry. Photograph: Reuters/China Daily

As our political set wring their hands and dance ahead of the inevitable formation of a new government, on some levels things are looking pretty good(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party election campaign rally in Landau, Germany on February 22nd. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday defended her open-door policy for migrants, rejecting any limit on the number of refugees allowed into her (...)

Economists  have raised the prospect of governments pledging together to spend more to bolster growth. Photograph: Reuters

Stock markets gained for the third day in five on Friday as G20 policymakers meeting in Shanghai sought common ground on how to reboot a struggling gl(...)