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German musical duo Michael  and Marianne Hartl at the opening of a new Maserati showroom in Munich. Photograph: Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images

Bulgaria, the EU’s poorest state, is playing very slow catch-up with western Europe. Read our three-part series, “Rich land, poor land”, on wealth in (...)

The fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989. Photograph: Tom Stoddart/Getty Images

At the end of the 1980s, after a miserable decade of fiscal retrenchment, the clouds began to lift on the Irish economy. While emigration peaked in 19(...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: The carve-up of key European jobs has begun as incumbent terms run out. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

It’s a bit like a big children’s game of political musical chairs, played over a year in multiple dimensions, according to unstated but almost self-co(...)

The European Central Bank in Germany. Photograph: iStock

It seemed like good news for Europe when Sharon Donnery, deputy governor of the Irish Central Bank, made an application to be the top banking supervis(...)

The leadership of the Single Supervisory Mechanism will change on January 1st. Photograph: Reuters

The European Central Bank’s next big appointment will cast a shadow that’s long enough to influence who succeeds Mario Draghi as president. Applicati(...)

Daniele Nouy, chair of the supervisory board of the European Central Bank. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

The European Central Bank (ECB) has advertised for a new bank supervisory chief, looking for an expert to oversee a bloated and inefficient sector tha(...)

 The headquarters of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. Deutsche’s shares have fallen by nearly two-fifths this year, reducing its market capitalisation to below €20bn

Shares in Germany’s troubled Deutsche Bank jumped by up to 6 per cent on Friday following a magazine report that JPMorgan and Industrial and Commercia(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: “The euro is the currency of our union – a strong and stable euro area is key to its members as well as to the EU as a whole.” Photograph: Getty Images

The European Commission has announced plans for a new crisis-fighting budget that would allow euro zone members hit by once-off economic shocks to acc(...)

German Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann: a perennial critic of the ECB’s long-standing quantitative easing programme. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Next year there will be a changing of the guard at the European Central Bank as Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann is being tipped to succeed current pres(...)

Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann said public discussion of who will succeed Mario Draghi as ECB president had started “much too early”. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Jens Weidmann has signalled he is open to succeeding Mario Draghi as president of the European Central Bank, the Bundesbank chief’s strongest hint so (...)

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