Michel Sapin

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Jean-Luc Melenchon, leader of the far-left France Unbowed, who wants the European  flag replaced with the flag of the United Nations. Photograph: Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the leader of the far-left France Unbowed, says the blue and gold European flag is a “sectarian emblem” symbolising the EU’s Chris(...)

In a recent poll, 53 per cent said Macron’s economic policies benefit the rich most. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

The three most damaging words in the French language for Emmanuel Macron are président des riches. The label created for the French head of state by t(...)

France’s minister for the economy, finance and industry Michel Sapin (left), with Michael Noonan, said it supported the Border issue being given priority status. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

France supports Ireland’s special status in relation to Brexit being included in the draft plan of EU priorities for its exit negotiations with the UK(...)

Chairman of Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem: ‘There is still a lot of work that needs to be done.’ Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

Euro zone finance ministers poured cold water on Monday on a quick agreement that would unlock further aid payments to Greece. But Athens and its cred(...)

“The fact  the French finance minister needed to discuss this via an interpreter was seen . . . as a negative,” said one source. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

French finance minister Michel Sapin made a pitch to senior executives of four of America’s largest banks to relocate to Paris after the UK leaves the(...)

Jeroen Dijsselbloem, head of the group of euro-zone finance ministers, during a news conference following the meeting in Brussels on Monday.  Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said the Italian referendum result poses no contagion risks to the Irish banking system. Speaking in Brussels(...)

French minister for Economy and Finance Michel Sapin (right) with president Francois Hollande ((centre) and  French junior minister for Trade, Handicraft and Social and Solidarity Economy Martine Pinville (left) . Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/Pool/Reuters

Euro zone finance ministers should agree on Monday on a short-term plan to ease Greece’s debt payments schedule at a meeting in Brussels, French finan(...)

Consumer spending, the traditional engine of the €2 trillion economy, failed to register any growth for the second consecutive quarter

The French economy rebounded less strongly than expected in the third quarter, as consumer spending stalled, making the government’s annual growth tar(...)

Eurogroup chairman and Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem: Trouble at Germany’s biggest lender Deutsche Bank and Italy’s continuing problem with non-performing loans in its banking sector have highlighted problems in Europe’s banking sector. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

in Luxembourg European Union finance ministers signalled their resistance to new international banking rules which may require banks to hold more capi(...)

The European Commission’s tax decision has been slammed as “political crap” by Apple boss Tim Cook

Corporate America’s most powerful chief executives are rallying to Apple’s side in its EU tax battle, appealing directly to European heads of governm(...)

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