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German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has confirmed that Berlin could live without treaty change to get the promised European banking union off the ground. Photograph: AFP

Far from easing up, Berlin is anxious to maintain reform pressure on crisis-hit euro area countries, according to a leaked mem(...)

[From left] German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble, British chancellor George Osborne, IMF managing director  Christine Lagarde and Canada’s finance minister Jim Flaherty at the Global Investment Conference 2013 in London. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/Reuters

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble signalled support for an easing of Europe’s austerity drive as he prepared to face pressure from glob(...)

A detail of We The People by Danh Vo, now at Lismore Castle Arts

In the monumental setting of Lismore Castle in Co Waterford, Mark Sladen has curated an exhibition, (...)

A man checks a document outside an employment office in Athens

Greek youth unemployment shot to a record 64 per cent in February, underscoring the poor state of the recession-hit economy despite signs of im(...)

A man checks a document as he leaves a Greek Manpower Employment Organisation  office in central Athens May 9, 2013. Greece’s jobless rate rose to 27 per cent in February. Photograph: John Kolesidis/Reuters.

Greek youth unemployment shot to a record 64 per cent in February, underscoring the dire state of the recession-hit economy despite signs of im(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel on a video screen as she addresses the audience at a meeting in Dresden recently. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Germany is reshaping the European economy in its own image. It is using its position as the largest economy and dominant creditor country to tu(...)

Markets in Ireland, Britain and Greece reopened yesterday following the bank holiday. Major indexes in Germany and the United States hit highs (...)

Economist Hans-Werner Sinn said Germany should help struggling countries leave the euro

Germany would have nothing to fear and much to gain from exiting the euro area, according to influential economist Hans(...)

Portugal’s prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho has announced plans to raise the retirement age by 1 year to 66 and make civil servants work an extra hour per day as part of an array of new spending cuts needed to slash the budget deficit and meet Lisbon’s bailout targets. Photograph: Hugo Correia/Reuters

Portugal plans to raise the retirement age by one year to 66 and make public sector employees work an extra hour per day as part of an array of(...)

 MicksGarage.com announces €2.3 million investment and 65 new jobs. Taoiseach Enda Kenny opens company’s  new headquarters in Park West. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has criticised the Irish media for creating a “wall of cynicism, disappointment and disillusionment” Mr Kenny descr(...)

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