Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple on the Acropolis Hill during the New Year’s celebrations in Athens. It was reported over the weekend that Germany now believes that the euro zone would be able to cope with a Greek exit, or “Grexit”, if necessary. (Photograph: ALEXANDROS VLACHOS/EPA)

The German government wants Greece to stay in the euro zone and there are no contingency plans to the contrary, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said o(...)

Germany’s minister of finance Wolfgang Schauble remarks come shortly afterMario Draghi said the ECB would decide early next year whether to take further action to revive the euro zone’s ailing economy

The head of Germany’s Bundesbank warned the European Central Bank on Friday against copying the money printing used in the United States and Japan, sa(...)

German minister of finance Wolfgang Schaeuble and his French and Italian counterparts are seeking tougher corporate tax regulations.

The German, French and Italian finance ministers have urged the European Commission to draw up EU-wide laws to curb corporate tax avoidance and preven(...)

Germany’s minister of finance Wolfgang Schauble. Mr Schaeuble has defended new European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker who is facing criticism for his role in helping multinational companies avoid tax.

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has defended new European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker who is facing criticism for his r(...)

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble says confidence is central to economic growth after drop in German retail spending. Picture: Reuters

German retail sales for September posted the largest monthly decline in over seven years, according to data released today.The results show the countr(...)

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland to launch at special signing ceremony in Dublin today attended by  German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble. Photograph: Eric Luke

An initial tranche of €800 million is to be made available for lending to small and medium-sized businesses by the new State-backed Strategic Banking(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: will be pleased only one small bank failed the bank stress tests. Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty

German banks fared better than expected in euro zone health checks, with none needing to raise new capital, but the sector still needs to restore prof(...)

ECB president Draghi repeated he’s ready to expand the bank’s balance sheet by as much as €1 trillion to beat back the threat of deflation.

Mario Draghi and Jens Weidmann are clashing anew over how much more stimulus the ailing euro-area economy needs from the European Central Bank. As Eur(...)

Index heavyweight CRH was down 2.5 per cent at €16.435. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

European stocks fell, completing their biggest weekly drop since May 2012, amid concern the region’s central bank will face obstacles in its measures (...)

Germany’s main business lobby today called for the government to give so-called “patent box” tax breaks on profits generated from patented research to(...)