Latvian president Andris Berzins welcomes German chancellor Angela Merkel at the House of the Blackhead in Riga  at the start of the EU Eastern Partnership Summit. Photograph: Alain Jocardalain/AFP/Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel has attempted to ease Russian concerns ahead of the Riga summit, stressing that the EU’s eastern partnership policy (...)

Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister, said he is counting on a Monday meeting with his euro-area counterparts in Brussels to establish a “good paving stone” toward the release of the loans his country is seeking to avert a default. (Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg)

Euro-area governments are considering putting together an aid package for Greece to cushion the country’s economy if it was forced out of the euro, a(...)

Thomas Piketty: “Euro zone finance ministers have been meeting every other week for the past four months to discuss Greece, and nobody knows what they’ve done or what they are talking about. We are just losing time.”

France’s best known economist is more worried about a Grexit than a Brexit. In a wide-ranging discussion with the Anglo-American Press Association in (...)

Greek myths: A sixth myth is that if Greece defaults, it would have to create a new currency and so leave the eurozone.

The Greek epic continues. It will not end well if the people involved do not recognise they are clinging on to myths. Here are six, each of which pose(...)

Germany’s Dax, down 1.9 percent, underperformed the wider market, after a recent sharp rally and as the euro gained against the dollar. Photograph: Reuters/Pawel Kopczynski

European stocks slipped on Thursday due to Greece’s worsening financial predicament, while euro zone government borrowing costs, including Ireland’(...)

In early trade Germany’s 10-year yield was down almost a basis point at a new low of 0.087 per cent

Euro zone government borrowing costs slid to new lows on Thursday, a day after the European Central Bank pledged to fulfil its €1 trillion euro bond-b(...)

The memorial for the victims of the Distomo massacre in Greece perpetrated by Nazis during the second World War, pictured on March 26th. Germany’s economy minister branded Greece’s demand for €278.7 billion in reparations from the second World War  as ‘stupid”’ on Tuesday. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s economy minister branded Greece’s demand for €278.7 billion in reparations from the second World War as “stupid“ on Tuesday, while the Germ(...)

A bull figure in front of the Dax board at the Frankfurt stock exchange. As Europe’s biggest exporter, Germany has benefited from quantitative easing’s deliberate weakening of the euro

Germany’s Dax index broke through, and closed above, the 12,000 barrier for the first time yesterday as German equities emerged as the main beneficiar(...)

A shop owner  stands at the entrance of his shop, which sells Greek national flags, Greek themed souvenirs and soccer jerseys, at the Monastiraki district in Athens, March 16th, 2015. German sentiment is hardening against the Greeks, a new survey shows. ( Photograh: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters)

Berlin cabdriver Jens Mueller says he’s had it with the Greek government and he doesn’t want Germany to send any more of his tax money to be squand(...)

Members of the Ukrainian armed forces  near Artemivsk, eastern Ukraine, February 23rd, 2015. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Kiev has accused pro-Russian rebels of opening fire with rockets and artillery at villages in southeastern Ukraine on Monday, all but burying a week-(...)