A baby at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border. Hanging the country out to dry and expelling it from the euro area as it grapples with Europe’s biggest refugee crisis since the Second World War is not an option.  REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

As thousands of migrants remain trapped in Greece the country finds itself at the coalface of Europe’s refugee crisis. It is hoping last month’s refug(...)

Charging an electric car. As VW negotiates the terms of compensation, engine fixes and car recalls for its massive fraud in the US, it stands to benefit from a German e-car stimulus programme co-financed by taxpayers and the industry.

German consumer groups have attacked plans for a €5,000 bonus to subsidise the purchase of German electric cars, days after Volkswagen agreed $5,000 i(...)

“Sometimes there is a contradiction between transparency and efficiency,” German finance minister Wolfgang  Schäuble said at a meeting of EU finance ministers in Amsterdam on Saturday. “We have to be cautious about lining someone up to be pilloried publicly.”

EU plans to force multinational companies to publicly reveal the taxes they pay in different countries have hit a political obstacle as German Finance(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel. If, or rather when, the next financial crisis begins we may find that sections of the German financial sector are insolvent.   Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

It seems irrational for a German finance minister to question the independence of the European Central Bank and to mount a strong campaign against neg(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble (left) and Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan (right) shake hands across Chinese finance minister Lou Jiwei at the G20 Finance Ministers and Bank Governors gathering at the IMF and World Bank spring meetings in Washington. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has ruled out debt relief for Greece, rebuffing a key demand of the International Monetary Fund even as he w(...)

 Supporters of far-right Golden Dawn party outside the appeals court in Athens, Greece in 2014. The neo-fascist group recorded 500,000 votes in last September’s general election, seven per cent of the poll, returning 18 MPs. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA

David Cameron says that if the referendum on British membership of the European Union returns a majority for leaving, it would take two years to negot(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a campaign event for the Baden-Wuerttemberg CDU in Nuertingen, on Tuesday, framed by an image of CDU frontrunner Guido Wolf. Photograph: Marijan Murat/EPA

When Angela Merkel arrived at a Stuttgart election rally on Tuesday evening, she had hoped to have in her handbag a package of measures to ease the mi(...)

Turkey’s prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu (centre) poses with European Union leaders (left to right) Portuguese prime minister Antonio Costa, French president Francois Hollande, Finnish prime minister Juha Sipila, European Council president Donald Tusk, Romanian prime minister Dacian Ciolos and German chancellor Angela Merkel, during the EU-Turkey summit in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Turkey offered the European Union greater help on Monday to stem a flood of migrants into Europe but demanded more money, faster accession talks and q(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte at the Turkish embassy in Brussels, Belgium, ahead of  an EU-Turkey summit on the migration crisis. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

EU leaders gather in Brussels today for a key summit on the refugee crisis amid mounting concerns that Europe could be on the brink of a humanitarian (...)

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As governments sign up to tighter rules on cross-border taxation practices at OECD level, there has also been an increased focus on multinational tax(...)