Pierre Moscovici

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European economic recovery and improvements in budget positions were “uneven”, Economics Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Euro zone countries have improved their fiscal stance, a sign of the bloc’s growing financial stability, but France and Spain remain above deficit lim(...)

Greek police officers  take part in an anti-austerity protest during a general strike in Athens, Greece.  Photograph: Yannis Kolesidis/EPA

Greece is calling on its creditors to strike a deal that would allow it to honour billions of euro in debt repayments, arguing that it has upheld its (...)

Cyber attack: As it turned out, confirmed cases in Ireland were very limited – this time. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

It was likened to the equivalent of the American military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen, and, no doubt, last weekend’s global cyber atta(...)

The commissioner for economic and financial affairs said the European Commission was closely monitoring “the evolution of prices, supply and demand for housing in Ireland”.   Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The European Commission is closely monitoring house prices in Ireland and will examine the issues as part of the commission’s post-bailout surveillan(...)

European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Pierre Moscovici, has said that the high uncertainty seen over the last twelve months may be starting to ease. Photograph: Getty Images

The European Commission is forecasting a robust expansion of Irish gross domestic product (GDP), but at a moderating pace. The commission expects GDP (...)

Social democracy in crisis

It is hardly surprising that the focus of political analysis in recent years has been on explaining the emergence of “anti-politics”, the politics of (...)

At a ceremony in the White House on Thursday, US president Donald Trump signed an executive order directing a review  of steel imports. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

US president Donald Trump has signed a new executive order directing a review of steel imports, most of which come from China, sparking fears that th(...)

European Stability Mechanism chief Klaus Regling said Greece would “stand on its own feet” from 2018. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Greece will “stand on its own feet” from 2018 and not need any further loans from the European Stability Mechanism bailout fund, its head Klaus Reglin(...)

Pierre Moscovici,  European commissioner for economic and financial affairs: he appeared to see a silver lining in Brexit, arguing that it would make the group of EU member states not in the euro zone  smaller. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The European Commission’s top financial official called on Thursday for deeper integration in the euro zone, dismissing fears that a move in that dire(...)

Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos and euro group president Jeroen Dijsselbloem at an extraordinary meeting of euro zone finance ministers in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

Greece and its EU creditors were locked in emergency talks on Friday evening, after the head of the euro zone dismissed suggestions that the country’s(...)

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