MEP Frances Fitzgerald: “Banks must be accommodative and proactive to people’s needs and ability to make repayments.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The European Banking Authority (EBA) may need to look again soon at reintroducing guidelines for blanket loan payment breaks if the economy deteriorat(...)

Frances Fitzgerald: “Credit ratings agencies have announced a large amount of rating downgrades for vulnerable companies and sovereigns in the wake of the coronavirus crisis”

European authorities responded to criticism that credit ratings agencies had failed to properly appreciate risks in complex financial instruments, com(...)

Sharon Donnery, deputy governor of the Central Bank, surprised Government officials when she put her name forward in August to lead the ECB’s Single Supervisory Mechanism. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Central Bank deputy governor Sharon Donnery has been beaten by an Italian economist in a competition to become the next chair of the European Central (...)

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes is to take up a role as a chief executive of the Irish Banking and Payments Federation.

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has announced that he will not contest the European Parliament elections next May and will instead take up a new role with a(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi is credited with quelling the debt-crisis storm of 2012 and the potential break-up of the euro zone. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi has accepted an invitation to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure(...)

Luis de Guindos, Spain’s finance minister, arrives for a Eurogroup meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels, Belgium last month.   Photographer: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

Spanish economy minister Luis de Guindos, the longtime frontrunner to become the next vice president of the European Central Bank, is facing some resi(...)

Oxfam activists hold placards during a demonstration against tax evasion in front of the European Parliament ahead of Tuesday’s vote. Photograph: AFP

So what do Sinn Féin and the far right have in common? Quite a lot by their voting patterns in the European Parliament. On Tuesday Sinn Féin MEPs si(...)

European flags fly in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg,France.

On Tuesday in Strasbourg MEPs will vote on a vital report on corporate tax transparency. For more than a decade, civil society, NGOs, tax justice acti(...)

Ebook sales declined 4% in 2016, while physical books sales rose 2%

The cost of ebooks could be about to fall after a vote by MEPS to reduce the rate of VAT charged to bring them in line with the rate on printed books.(...)

Michael Noonan and his Spanish counterpart, Luis de Guindos, on Monday at a meeting of euro zone finance ministers in Brussels. Photograph: Reuters/Yves Herman

The Minister for Finance has called for an overhaul of the EU’s fiscal rules, claiming the system was overly complex and applied inconsistently in fav(...)