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ECB president Christine Lagarde said to have consulted banks and EU officials about a bad bank scheme in recent weeks. Photograph: EPA

European Central Bank officials are drawing up a scheme to cope with potentially hundreds of billions of euros of unpaid loans in the wake of the coro(...)

The European Parliament urged EU member states on Tuesday to end programmes to sell visas and passports Photograph: Frederick Florin / AFP/Getty Images

The European Parliament urged EU member states on Tuesday to curb money-laundering in the bloc by ending programmes to sell visas and passports, a ste(...)

Traders monitor  data as the second iteration of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) comes into force, at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

The Central Bank, responsible for making sure financial firms were ready this week for Europe’s biggest market rules shake-up in a decade, failed to m(...)

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager was congratulated by MEPs for her decision against Ireland. Photographs: AFP/Getty Images

Ireland’s political isolation over the Apple ruling was laid bare on Wednesday as MEPs overwhelmingly backed the EU’s finding that the State had offer(...)

Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, who will meet Enda Kenny today amid the simmerimg row over the Commission’s ruling on Apple. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

European Council president Donald Tusk arrives for his first official visit to Ireland amid deepening tensions between Dublin and Brussels over last (...)