Investors are fretting in wake of Italian PM Matteo Renzi’s imminent exit. Photograph: Getty Images

Italy’s Matteo Renzi will remain as prime minister until the country’s 2017 budget has been approved, as the political and economic ramifications of S(...)

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(...)

Some 85 per cent of PwC’s respondents said they believed it would be necessary to relocate some UK-based investment staff to mainland Europe as a result of Brexit. Photograph: Thierry Roge/Reuters

More than two-thirds of investment professionals believe UK asset managers will not be able to sell their funds freely across the EU following Britain(...)

Signs of toughening resolve from Brussels over Brexit have been reflected in a series of warnings from senior European politicians over the last week. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Five months after the British vote to leave the European Union, the question of what Brexit will look like remains as elusive as ever. A leaked Del(...)

Angela Merkel: Asked a few years ago what she associated with Germany, the chancellor  replied: well-sealed windows. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

The Irish have St Patrick’s Day, the Americans and French rally on July 4th and 14th respectively, but what about the Germans? For the past 26 years (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference after an EU summit n Bratislava, Slovakia. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Last October, a 26-year-old fireman helped put out a fire at an asylum home in the western city of Hagen. A week ago he was sentenced to six years in (...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker deviated from his prepared speech at the European Parliament  and omitted several passages that dealt with Apple and the Republic. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

The “biggest financial scandal in the history of the State” is what Independent TD Mick Wallace is calling it, and while that remains to be seen, this(...)

French president Francois Hollande welcomes German chancellor Angela Merkel for a working meeting at the Elyseé Palace in Paris a day ahead of a EU summit in Bratislava. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

EU leaders gather in Bratislava today for a key EU meeting that will consider the next steps forward for the EU post-Brexit. In a sign of the new re(...)

Margrethe Vestager, the competition commissioner “We have a robust decision and we will defend it in court.” Photograph: Reuters

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has launched a staunch defence of her finding that Ireland granted billions of euro in illegal state a(...)

European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager: Will address MEPs this afternoon in Strasbourg on her recent state aid ruling against Ireland

European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager will address MEPs this afternoon in Strasbourg on her recent state aid ruling against Ireland, a(...)

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