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European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde speaking on screen during a meeting of the Franco-German Parliamentary Assembly. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP

Europe’s economic rebound is uncertain and uneven, requiring “very careful” assessment of incoming data, including the evolution of the coronavirus pa(...)

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The Germany economy is set for a rapid and broad-based recovery after an unprecedented peacetime contraction in the spring, but a coronavirus vaccine (...)

European Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis: will not seek to reactivate the rules yet “because the crisis continues”. Photograph: Francois Lenoir

The decision last week by the European Commission to extend its unprecedented moratorium on enforcing member state fiscal discipline is a measure of h(...)

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Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann challenged the landmark stimulus package agreed by European Union leaders this week, emphasising the importance of (...)

The plan will allow Bundestag MPs to get  the information they need on euro crisis bond-buying during their last sitting before the summer break. Photograph: Bloomberg

Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann will begin quarterly briefings to Bundestag MPs to explain better European Central Bank monetary policy decisions t(...)

The ECB said it would increase the size of emergency bond purchases by €600 billion to €1.35 trillion. Photograph: iStock

The European Central Bank (ECB) approved yet more stimulus on Thursday to prop up an economy plunged by the coronavirus pandemic into its biggest rece(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: her accord with Emmanuel Macron is a conscious end-run around the German Constitutional Court. Photograph: Odd Andersen

When Angela Merkel joined Emmanuel Macron on Monday to announce their support for a €500 billion pandemic recovery package, she was not only breaking (...)

 Germany’s Constitutional Court launched a legal missile into the heart of the EU with its ruling on the legality of a European Central Bank emergency bond-buying scheme

The 75th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany was May 8. The 70th anniversary of the Schuman declaration, which launched postwar European integra(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a wreath laying ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the second World War, at the Neue Wache Memorial in Berlin on Friday. Photograph:  Filip Singer / Pool/ EPA

Ceremonies to mark the end of the second World War, 75 years ago, come at a parlous moment for European integration. The greatest conflict in human hi(...)

The decision of the German constitutional court in relation to the European Central Bank’s bond-buying programme is not a welcome one in Dublin. The E(...)

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