German chancellor Angela Merkel: underlined the link between further solidarity for Greece with Athens ‘continuing to show responsibility for itself’. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

In November 2011 an ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel raised hackles for claiming Europe, having swallowed Berlin’s crisis remedy, “now speaks Germa(...)

Anti-austerity Syriza supporters celebrate  in Athens as the party  heads for a clear victory in Greece’s election. Photograph:  LOUISA GOULIAMAKILOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images

Greece‘s leftwing Syriza appeared on course to trounce the ruling conservatives in Sunday‘s snap election and could win the absolute majority it want(...)

A German flag flies in front of the Bundesbank headquarters in Frankfurt. Photographer: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg

While Saudi Arabia lamented the passing of King Abdullah yesterday, Germany was busy burying its last illusions about the European Central Bank. Afte(...)

Walk on by: Snowmen representing countries worldwide during an exhibition from the NGO, action/2015, on the sideline of the 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: EPA

The European Central Bank is expected to announce today that it will spend billions buying the debt of euro zone member states in order to kickstart t(...)

Axel Weber, chairman of UBS and former head of the Bundesbank, has cast doubts on the viability of the euro.

The former head of the Bundesbank has cast doubt on the future viability of the euro if countries do not follow Germany in imposing structural reforms(...)

Demand for mortgage loans increased in the final quarter of last year ahead of expected new stricter lending rules.According to the Central Bank bank’(...)

Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann: not expected to vote in favour of an ECB quantative easing programme. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

European Central Bank governors meet on Thursday as expectations intensify that the bank will initiate a big bond-buying campaign to avert deflatio(...)

The headquarters of the ECB in Frankfurt. Ireland has a potential to be the fastest growing euro zone country in 2015, Mr Coeuré

Edited transcript of interview with Benoît Cœuré, member of the executive board of the ECB, conducted by Arthur Beesley on January 12th, published on (...)

A 500 Mark note printed during the Weimar Republic.

The European Central Bank faces another moment of truth as its governors debate whether to buy up the sovereign bonds of euro zone countries to avert (...)

Mario Draghi has dismissed speculation that he could leave Frankfurt and return to Rome as successor to departing Italian president, Giorgio Napolitano

ECB president Mario Draghi has hit out at the many German critics of his bank’s monetary policy and denied rumours he will depart Frankfurt to beco(...)