German chancellor Angela Merkel with interior minister Horst Seehofer. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

The leader of Germany’s Social Democrats on Saturday vowed to oppose a push by Bavarian conservatives to crack down on migration, in defiance of cons(...)

Spain’s economy minister, Luis de Guindos: The Italian newspaper Corriera della Sera reported on Sunday that Rome will oppose his nomination for the next vice-president of the ECB

The Italians look set to oppose the nomination of Spain’s economy minister Luis de Guindos as the next vice-president of the ECB. He is up against Cen(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron  and British prime minister Theresa May:  aim “to strengthen the commitments and obligations of internet operators to delete any content promoting hatred and terrorism”.  Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

French president Emmanuel Macron and British prime minister Theresa May have threatened to make internet corporations legally liable for the use of so(...)

Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem: does not intend to resign.

Greece and its international lenders agreed on Friday on the key elements of reforms to unlock new funds, and experts will now put finishing touches o(...)

Germany’s trade surplus for 2016 rose to €252.9 billion, surpassing the previous high of €244.3 billion in 2015

Germany’s trade surplus climbed to a record high in 2016, official data showed on Thursday, days after US president Donald Trump’s top trade adviser a(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi addresses a news conference at the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt on Thursday Photograph: Reuters

The European Central Bank kept its super-easy monetary policy unchanged as expected on Thursday and its president, Mario Draghi, told critics of his s(...)

French politician Emmanuel Macron before delivering a speech on French-German relations and the future of the European Union at Humboldt University in Berlin. Photograph: EPA/Oliver Weiken

The euro may not exist in 10 years’ time if Paris and Berlin fail to bolster the single currency union, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron (...)

One economist calculates that if rates remain near zero this year, inflation will see German savers losing €36 billion. Photograph: Bloomberg

German economists called on the European Central Bank on Thursday to raise interest rates after euro zone consumer prices rose faster than expected in(...)

Monte Dei Paschi di Siena bank in Milan. It is reported the Italian bank could be gearing up for a state bailout.

Italian banking shares strengthened on Tuesday on expectation that the European Central Bank will extend its quantitative easing programme when its go(...)

A banner portraying Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi and reading “Let’s oust Renzi” during a pro-No demonstration ahead of Sunday’s referendum on constitutional reform. Photograph: AP/Andrew Medichini

As concern over the impact of a No vote in next Sunday’s constitutional referendum in Italy prompted Europe-wide stock market losses on Monday – the M(...)

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