Greek prime minister Alexis Tsirpas delivers a televised address to the nation from his office at Maximos Mansion on Wednesday. Photograph: Getty

Another day of turmoil unfolded in Brussels on Wednesday as the Greek public faced their third day of capital controls and persistent uncertainty over(...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras speaks at the country’s parliament. ‘Tsipras will have to resign if the referendum results in a signal of support for the euro’. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

More than five years after Greece entered its first bailout programme, the country looks as close to an exit from the euro zone as it has been at any (...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras in Brussels. Tsipras phoned the Greek president on Thursday to brief him on the negotiations. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA 5:02

A deepening sense of crisis is characterising the Greek saga, especially after the last, chaotic 48 hours. Following Monday’s emergency eurogroup and(...)

The Bundestag is expected to vote on the extension of the Greek loan programme on Friday after the eurogroup yesterday approved reform measures propo(...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: the agreement averts a potential cash crunch in March that could have forced the country out of the currency area. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

Greece signed up to a provisional agreement yesterday that paves the way for an extension of its bailout programme until June, but Athens must still s(...)

Conor O’Brien of KPMG: “The core of our offering is the 12.5 per cent rate, it is not just low but it has been consistent.”

The international coverage of Ireland’s corporation tax regime over the past few years has tended to cast it in a rather negative light. It was the su(...)

The Bundestag, in Berlin. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Germans love plans. It’s their strength and their weakness. Or at least that is the stereotype, and like most stereotypes it has at least a grain (...)

Judges of the German constitutional court. Photograph: Reuters

Germany’s Constitutional Court has confirmed the legality of the euro zone’s bailout fund, upholding a preliminary ruling from the height of th(...)

Germany’s constitutional court will refer a complaint against the ECB’s flagship bond-buying scheme to the European Court of Justice. photograph: sascha schuermann/afp/getty images

There was a distinct whiff of sour grapes about last week’s ruling from Germany’s constitutional court in Karlsruhe. The scarlet-robed judges w(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan meets with European Central Bank president Mario Draghi at the  meeting of euro zone finance ministers in Brussels this evening. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said the Government’s decision to exit the three-year bailout programme next month without seeking precautiona(...)