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French economy and finance minister Bruno Le Maire: ‘The United States has not been a friendly partner to European states for several years now.’ Photograph: Getty

The United States election has stirred debates in Europe about whether it needs to reduce its dependence on the old transatlantic alliance. The presi(...)

 Anti-Trump street art  in Paris. Photograph: Kiran Ridley/Getty Images)

European leaders urged for all votes to be counted amid a nail-biting presidential election count in the United States in which Republican incumbent D(...)

Minister for Finance and Eurogroup president Paschal Donohoe says resolution is needed between member states and the European Parliament to finalise a recovery plan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

European Union finance ministers have called for a swift agreement to finalise a €750 billion European Union stimulus package to allow for funds to fl(...)

European Commission president Ursula Von Der Leyen was informed on Sunday that a person that she had been in a meeting with had tested positive. The contact took place last Tuesday during a two-day trip to Portugal. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

A string of European leaders have been forced to go into self-isolation as Covid-19 infections spread on the margins of official circles, highlighting(...)

“National governments have a backlog of policy decisions to make together and consider physical meetings to be vital for forging agreement.”

A scheduled meeting of Europe’s national leaders in Brussels this week has been postponed at the last minute because a close contact of the man due to(...)

Robert Lighthizer, US trade representative at Wednesday’s Senate Finance Committee hearing in the US. Photographer: Bloomberg

The suspension of talks between Europe and the US on new international tax rules for tech giants such as Apple, Facebook and Google could be deeply pr(...)

Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel announce their historic €500bn EU recovery plan at a videoconference on May 18th.  Photograph: Kay Nietfeld via Getty Images

When German chancellor Angela Merkel announced one of the biggest U-turns of her career this week, the declaration was both emphatic and unexpected. (...)

 French president Emmanuel Macron: Germany and France have proposed a €500 billion fund for European economies hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: Francois Mori

A joint Franco-German plan for a recovery fund to dig Europe out of the economic crash caused by the coronavirus pandemic may constitute a breakthroug(...)

Wall Street surged on encouraging early data about  a potential coronavirus vaccine, with investors also counting on more stimulus to rescue the US economy. Photograph: Getty Images

Global equity markets surged yesterday and oil rallied to highs last seen in mid-April as data from a potential Covid-19 vaccine trial by US grou(...)

Protective covers on the engines of a  plane operated by Air France-KLM at Blagnac Airport in Toulouse, France. Photograph: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

Air France-KLM has won EU approval for a €7 billion French state aid package that finance minister Bruno Le Maire said would lead to cutbacks in domes(...)

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