ECB president Mario Draghi: he told the Bundestag European committee his bank saw no evidence for housing bubbles because rising residential real estate prices. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi faced down mutinous Bundestag MPs on Wednesday, insisting low ECB interest rates were not responsible for(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: meetings with Donald Tusk, François Hollande and Matteo Renzi today. Photograph: Kay Nietfeld/EPA

German chancellor Angela Merkel hosts a mini-summit in Berlin today to sound out post-Brexit EU options in a bid to de-escalate demands for London’s (...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras: Greece and its international lenders have come under criticism from  Germany’s Ifo Institute. Photograph: Alexandros Vlachos/EPA

Germany’s Ifo Institute is proud of its standing as an independent think tank. Chancellor Angela Merkel and other political leaders might wish it were(...)

The challenge for David Cameron in setting out British terms for the renegotiation of its relationship with Europe, was always that he should not(...)