Olaf Scholz

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Ready to depart the euro zone stage: ECB president Mario Draghi   Photograph: Bloomberg

Mario Draghi can be assured that he’ll end his term as European Central Bank (ECB) president in November with political platitudes from across the con(...)

With chaos reigning in Westminster, would it be prudent to put off the budget until there is more certainty on the Brexit front? Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The skies above Government Buildings may be mercifully short of kites this autumn, but there appears to be no curtailing of the annual circus around O(...)

Brexit protest: The UK’s exit from the EU is one of the big uncertainties facing the Irish economy. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Was it another blinking warning light in the cockpit of the Irish economy or merely a statistical anomaly? For the first time in seven years, employme(...)

Germany’s  minister for finance Olaf Scholz.

German banks grappling with the burden of negative interest rates are fighting back against a proposal to ban them from passing on the costs to their (...)

 Chancellor Angela Merkel: facing an economic crisis.  Photograph: Omer Messinger/Getty Images

Germany had a black Christmas in 2008. Three months after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, triggering the global financial crisis, the Bundesbank warn(...)

Italian president Sergio Mattarella (left) with prime minister Giuseppe Conte at the Quirinale Palace in Rome on Tuesday night. Photograph: Paolo Giandotti/EPA

Italy’s main opposition party said on Wednesday it was ready to hold talks with the anti-establishment Five Star Movement over forming a government fo(...)

The Tampon Book published by The Female Company contains 15 tampons and stories about menstruation. Photograph: Cedric Soltani/Studio Dropped

Open up a book and you can find a whole world. But the first book from the German startup The Female Company offers something more straightforward: wi(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi, left,  with  Italy’s economy and finance minister Giovanni Tria during the Eurogroup meeting at the EU headquarters in Luxembourg on Thursday. Photograph: John  Thys/AFP/Getty Images

EU finance ministers and officials have warned Italy that it needs to bring its public finances back into line with the bloc’s rules, saying previous (...)

Andrea Nahles, who suddenly resigned as leader of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD). Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Germany’s grand coalition parties stepped back from the brink on Monday, vowing to serve out their full term to 2021 after the sudden resignation of S(...)

Outgoing Social Democratic Party leader Andrea Nahles with German chancellor Angela Merkel: The SPD’s search for its seventh leader in a decade reflects a deep-seated identity crisis in Germany’s oldest party. Photograph: Britta Pedersen

Germany’s grand coalition is scrambling to save itself after Sunday’s resignation of Andrea Nahles, leader of the junior Social Democrat (SPD) coaliti(...)

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