Calls for debt relief may not be welcome at the ECB. Photograph: iStock

The European Central Bank should consider wiping out or holding forever the government debt it buys during the current crisis to help nations recover (...)

The 19 euro zone finance ministers were due to convene over a video conference to try to find a compromise on a rescue package for states struggling to manage the economic impact of the pandemic

The 19 members of the euro zone hammered out a compromise on Thursday to aid states in need of funding to address the profound economic fallout from (...)

Police officers and soldiers check passengers leaving from Milan’s main train station in Italy on Monday.

Italy will boost measures to soften the economic impact of the coronavirus such as suspending the need to pay household bills, the industry minister s(...)

Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio will be foreign minister in the new Italian government. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

Italy’s president has given the green light to a new coalition government that is expected to be less confrontational towards the EU, pushing the anti(...)

Sharon Donnery and Philip Lane. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo/Reuters

A letter from the Italian chairman of the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, Roberto Gualtieri, to the Italian presiden(...)

Sharon Donnery, deputy governor of the Central Bank, surprised Government officials when she put her name forward in August to lead the ECB’s Single Supervisory Mechanism. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Central Bank deputy governor Sharon Donnery has been beaten by an Italian economist in a competition to become the next chair of the European Central (...)

Bruno Le Maire. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

To watch Bruno Le Maire campaigning for EU digital taxation is to see a driven man in full election mode. The French finance minister is not about pol(...)

Central Bank governor Philip Lane said there were “very clear areas for improvement such as leadership and clarity on strategy and direction”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Central Bank governor Philip Lane, who is in the middle of a two-horse race for a key European Central Bank (ECB) position, has acknowledged to his 1(...)

Philip Lane, governor of the Central Bank. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The governor of the Central Bank Philip Lane won strong backing for his candidacy for the vice-presidency of the European Central Bank from MEPs (...)

The British government proposes that, the day after Brexit, Europeans obtain the status of “third country nationals”. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

While we in the European Parliament Brexit steering group accept the UK’s decision to leave the European Union was a democratic choice, we were never(...)

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