Andy McCue: got more than €3.7 million in salary, benefits and shares in 2015. Photograph: Gary O’Neill

Brexit This week marked the first full week of formal campaigning in the upcoming UK referendum on EU membership – and there was wall-to- wall covera(...)

The Juelich research centre is near the Belgian border and stores atomic waste. Photograph: Henning Kaiser/EPA

Salah Abdeslam, a prime suspect in the Paris attacks had documents about a German nuclear research centre in his Brussels apartment, a German newspape(...)

 Sigmar Gabriel: senior party leaders think the SPD leader should lead the losing campaign in  general election.  Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

Just seven percentage points separate Germany’s oldest political party from its newest, with the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) slumping to histor(...)

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(...)

EU-IMF lenders will resume talks in Athens on Greece’s fiscal and reform progress next week aiming to conclude a bailout review that will unlock further loans and pave the way for negotiations on long-desired debt restructuring.  File photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Greece demanded an explanation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Saturday after an apparent leaked transcript suggested the fund may threa(...)

File photograph of German chancellor Angela Merkel and then  foreign minister Guido Westerwelle during a news conference in Berlin, in 2010. Photograph:  Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Former German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle, the country’s first openly gay cabinet member, has died, aged 54, after a long battle with cancer. (...)

Super Sunday was bad for German chancellor Angela Merkel, but could have been worse. Christian Democratic Union leader  attends a news conference at  party headquarters in Berlin. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Super Sunday was bad for Angela Merkel, but could have been worse. If anything, the verdict of one in five Germans, called to weekend polls in three (...)

Frauke Petry, chairwoman of the anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany (AfD) is pictured through a broken window after first exit polls in three regional state elections at the AfD party’s election night party in Berlin, Germany yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

Germany is facing a “complete shake-up” of its political landscape, senior allies of chancellor Angela Merkel have said, after migration concerns hand(...)

Joerg Meuthen, top candidate of Alternative für Deutschland, reacts to initial results in Baden-Wurttemberg state electionson Sunday in Stuttgart, Germany. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Germany’s right-wing populist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party has raised its presence to half of the country’s 16 federal states - including t(...)

The second senate of the German federal constitutional court opens a hearing on a ban of Germany’s far-right National Democratic Party  at the court in Karlsruhe, Germany: over three days the eight-judge court will hear why the NPD deserves to be banned or not. Photograph: Marijan Murat/EPA

German federal states have launched a second attempt to ban the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) in a contested case critics say wi(...)