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German Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann: ‘The question is whether new measures are necessary based on our inflation outlook.’

The head of Germany’s central bank has announced his opposition to launching a monetary or fiscal policy stimulus package in response to the recent sl(...)

Christine Lagarde will be formally appointed in October. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Christine Lagarde is set to be confirmed in October as the next president of the European Central Bank (ECB), after the region’s finance ministers for(...)

Mark Carney: he has run the Bank of England since 2013, and is scheduled to leave at the end of January.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

European governments are actively discussing nominating Bank of England governor Mark Carney as the next head of the International Monetary Fund, acco(...)

 Christine Lagarde’s  lack of economic training and financial markets experience have raised questions as she heads to Frankfurt.  Photograph:  Saul Loeb/Getty

The “Lagarde effect” on the markets was quick and dramatic. Longer-term interest rates – for which the benchmark is borrowing costs on government bond(...)

Investors are betting that Christine Lagarde’s nomination to be the next president of the European Central Bank will extend an era of ultra-loose monetary policy in the euro zone.

Irish long-term interest rates have hit a record low as the global bond market enjoyed a powerful rally on Wednesday. Investors are betting that Chris(...)

Christine Lagarde’s lack of economic training and experience in monetary policy will prompt questions about her nomination as ECB president. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Christine Lagarde’s nomination by European Union leaders as president of the European Central Bank breaks new ground – and not only because she is a (...)

Ursula von der Leyen: was once considered a potential reserve chancellor. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen was attending an away day for the Bundeswehr armed forces on Tuesday, 45 minutes south of Berlin, when he(...)

This year’s elections have led to a three-way split in the European Parliament, with none of the “spitzenkandidat” able to achieve a parliamentary majority. File photograph: Getty

Top jobs – the rules and the traditions Every five years, at the beginning of a new term of the European Parliament, the European Council, which is m(...)

At one level, the succession battle under way in Brussels is simply that: a bare-knuckle political fight for control of the key European institutions.(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (left) speaks to  European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier   on the sidelines of the EU Summit in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: EPA

A weary Donald Tusk told journalists in Brussels early this morning that EU leaders had failed to agree on a new president for the European Commission(...)

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