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(...)

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Minister for Health James Reilly has said his department has nothing to fear from possible monthly reporting to the troika. Dr Reilly was speak(...)