Volkswagen Group Ireland has launched a website to let Irish owners check if their cars are affected by the software scandal

Volkswagen Group Ireland has launched a website allowing owners to check if their cars are affected by the current scandal over software designed to (...)

Matthias Müller’s appointment has the support of a majority on the 20-member supervisory board, according to sources. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

Volkswagen’s scandal continued to gather momentum as it emerged the cheat software used to deceive US emissions tests featured on European cars. The (...)

Volkswagen cars at the Frankfurt Show yesterday: the car manufacturer has been ordered to recall nearly half a million of its vehicles in the US. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

The European car industry was shaken yesterday after Volkswagen’s share price fell almost 20 per cent over its admission that it cheated on US emissi(...)

Ford is working on  a new family of diesel-like fuels which could, potentially, give an internal combustion engine similar Co2 emissions to that of an electric car

Ford has announced a research programme in co-operation with the German government and Aachen University to produce a new family of diesel-like fuels (...)

Migrants wait for a special train in the hall of the main train station in Munich. More than 12,000 people arrived in the city on Saturday from Hungary and Austria. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images

Germany appealed on Sunday for a rapid return to “orderly procedures” in dealing with Europe’s migrant crisis, as it acknowledged it could scarcely co(...)

A migrant child walks after arriving by train to the main railway station in Munich, Germany on Sunday. Austria and Germany threw open their borders to thousands of exhausted migrants on Saturday, bussed to the Hungarian border by a government that tried to stop them but was overwhelmed. Photograph: Reuters/Michael Dalder 1:59

The German government will spend an extra €6 billion to cope with this year’s record influx of refugees, the ruling coalition said on Monday. State an(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble during a special session of the German Bundestag over the proposed bailout package for Greece last week.  Photograph: EPA/BERND VON JUTRCZENKA

There is no euro zone crisis. It’s impossible to understand what’s going on now if you start out with the assumption that there is a single community (...)

‘Flamby’ no more: France’s president, Francois Hollande,  in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Ian Langdson/EPA

France’s president, François Hollande, is not in the habit of bragging, but he’s likely to be unusually cheerful in his annual televised interview mar(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel. Today and the days ahead will tell a lot about whether Germany wants a euro zone dominated entirely by its view of the world, or is prepared to work with France and others to find a way forward out of the Greek crisis.  Photograph: ELVIS BARUKCIC/AFP/Getty Images

The dramatic clashes over Greece, which boiled over in Saturday’s meeting of euro group finance ministers, surely have major implications for the futu(...)

Angela Merkel: her Bavarian allies, the Christian Social Union, said the proposals contained little different previous proposals. Photograph:  Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

The German government has adopted a characteristically cautious response to new Greek reform proposals, warning that it won’t ask for a Bundestag man(...)