Not surprisingly, Angela Merkel had reservations about Emmanuel Macron programme. Photograph: Carsten Koall/ POOL/EPA

 “He who has no goals must endure his fate; he who has a purpose can shape it.” – Immanuel Kant On Sunday the German chancellor broke her silenc(...)

German chancellor Angela has congratulated Italian PM Giuseppe Conte in a phone call and invited him for talks in Berlin. Photograph: Reuters

German chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out debt relief for Italy, saying in a newspaper interview published on Sunday that the principle of solidar(...)

The commission’s agenda is seen as ambitious and is thus likely to meet resistance. Photograph: EPA

The EU needs to seize the opportunity of the economic upswing to complete the task of building economic and monetary union, the European Commission in(...)