Jean-Claude Juncker: discussion of his much-feted €300bn investment plan likely to be deferred until December summit. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

EU leaders, including Taoiseach Enda Kenny, gather in Brussels today for a two-day summit. A discussion on the EU’s climate and energy framework for 2(...)

A man is reflected on an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo . Photograph: Yuya Shino /Reuters

Global shares fell again for a third day today, on course for their longest losing streak in over a month, and yields on some lower-rated euro zone bo(...)

German President Joachim Gauck inspects the Evzones Presidential Guard, during the official welcome ceremony in Athens. Photograph: Wolfgang Kumm/EPA

German president Joachim Gauck dismissed Greek demands for compensation for Nazi-era crimes during a symbolic visit to Greece today, and instea(...)

A woman enters the Bank of Portugal in Lisbon. The latest troika review of the Portuguese programme said that the programme was on track. Photograph:Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Divisions have emerged within the Portuguese government about the country’s strategy for exiting its bailout, with finance minister Maria Luis (...)

A supporter of Greece’s leftist main opposition Syriza party shouts slogans during an anti-government rally in front of the parliament in Athens last night. The government survived a  Syriza filed a censure motion of no-confidence. Photograph:  Yorgos Karahalis/Reuters.

Greece’s conservative-led coalition defeated an opposition-sponsored motion to topple the government, but lost one politician who was expelled after b(...)

Protest in central Athens last November. Under a new  plan, a holding company would be empowered to manage  real-estate portfolio independently from Greek government interference. Photograph: John Kolesidis/Reuters

Euro zone officials are considering a big overhaul of Greece’s sputtering privatisation programme that would move most of the state-owned real esta(...)

Greece outperformed fiscal targets agreed with the EU and International Monetary Fund for the first seven months, reporting a €2.6 billion primary surplus for the central government against a target of a €3.1 billion deficit. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/Bloomberg

Greece’s economy shrank by 4.6 per cent on an annual basis in the second quarter, marking a gradual deceleration of the country’s longest recorded rec(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Spain’s economy minister Luis de Guindos (R) attend a euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels today. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters.

Greece lumbered toward its next aid payout, possibly broken up into smaller installments and tied to additional economic reforms by prime minister Ant(...)

Greece’s Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos arrives at the Prime Minister’s office for a snap cabinet meeting in Athens  last night. Photograph: REUTERS/John Kolesidis

EU Commissioner Olli Rehn has called on Greek leaders to show “political responsibility” following the news that Greece’s Democratic Left party is to (...)

A tourist makes her way outside the closed Larisis station during a 24-hour strike in Athens today.  Photograph: Costas Baltas/Reuters

Unions in Greece are holding a general strike following the closure of state-run TV and radio which has divided the government coalition.The protest b(...)