Germany’s  minister for finance, Wolfgang Schäuble: “Nobody is forcing anything on Greece. Our attitude to debt. . . remains unchanged.”

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has ruled out a further debt cut for Greece, but said a further extension of existing European Union-Interna(...)

A supporter runs towards Syriza leader and new Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras as he walks in Athens. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

European lenders gave a cautious welcome to the election of a new government in Greece yesterday, but warned that a writedown of Greek debt was not on(...)

Jeroen Dijsselbloem has said the question of extending the Greek bailout would be under consideration at today’s euro group meeting, which will be attended by Irish finance minister Michael Noonan and his 18 euro zone counterparts.  Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg.

The eurogroup is willing to work with the new Greek government, but there is little support for any writedown in the nominal value of debt, the head o(...)

 Athens, Greece: polls indicate a left-wing party which wants to repudiate Greek loans will take power

European leaders have held out the prospect of further restructuring of Greece’s debts as polls indicated that a left-wing party which wants to rep(...)

French President Francois Hollande: The ECB’s decision “should not stop us from carrying out reforms”

France has committed itself to faster economic reforms aimed at boosting growth in the wake of the ECB decision to inject billions into the European e(...)

The robust state of the German economy stands in marked contrast to the weak state of much of the rest of the euro zone. In 2014 it expanded by 1.5 pe(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble. “New elections will not change the agreements we have struck with the Greek government”

The German government expects Greece to stick to its EU/IMF bailout deal after a January 25th election and a possible change of government in Athens, (...)

Mario Draghi’s latest efforts to save the euro zone economy will soon be tested

Not for the first time, the public element of the ECB’s debate over the next phase of its long campaign to stabilise the fragile euro zone economy is (...)

Bono, of U2, the Irish band with Dutch tax residency:  31st on the list of movers and shakers in the tax world. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The International Tax Review is a London-based multimedia publication that is a major source of information and debate for those whose profession and/(...)

Factories on the Rhine. For years now people in its Rhine-Ruhr region have become used to temperamental trains on rail bottlenecks or biblical tailbacks on an ageing Autobahn network

No amount of aspirin can cure the headaches doing the rounds at its inventor, Bayer. The German healthcare giant is the biggest name in a vast industr(...)