Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders  accuses premier Mark Rutte of being too “weak” to ban the Turkish foreign minister from addressing a rally. Photograph:  Cris Toala Olivares/Reuters

in The Hague With the Dutch general election campaign in its final week, far-right leader Geert Wilders has accused premier Mark Rutte of being too “w(...)

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(...)

New German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier is congratulated by  drag Queen Olivia Jones after the election. Germany’s former foreign minister is in the centre-left Social Democrats party. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s new president Frank-Walter Steinmeier has urged his country to shake off decades of post-war insecurity and embrace its new role as an “anch(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble: he says Germany does not want to punish Britain for its Brexit decision. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The City of London offers financial services that benefit Europe as a whole and the European Union should recognise that in a “reasonable” Brexit deal(...)

A blockade by Greek farmers this week at the Greek-Macedonian border. Photograph: Giannis Papanikos/AP

In the week of Groundhog Day, it seemed entirely appropriate: Greek farmers, many on tractors, have once again been blockading roads and border posts (...)

Smoking cost the world economy more than €1.3 trillion in 2012

In numbers: Economic drag €1.3 trillion Cost of smoking to the world economy in 2012, according to a new study by the World Health Organisation ((...)

Feta cheese on  a market stall in Thessaloniki, Greece. Photograph: Oliver Bunic/Bloomberg via Getty

A Greek government minister recently alleged that Wolfgang Schäuble, the German finance minister, “never wanted the Greek bailout programme to succcee(...)

Gerry Mallon, chief executive of Ulster Bank; chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond; and Patrick Walsh, managing director of Dogpatch Labs, at the Dogpatch Labs co-working space in Dublin. Photograph: Maxwell Photography/PA Wire

The Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, met the British chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, in Dublin on Monday to discuss the post-Brexit (...)

Students  protest against  austerity measures  in Athens  this month. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty

In about 1505 Raphael painted The Three Graces, a study of the young ladies of Greek mythology, traditionally endowed with sincerity and openness. On (...)

Like many of Germany’s bridges, the Leverkusen Bridge in Cologne is in dire need of repair

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s re-election for a fourth term was thwarted in dramatic fashion on Sunday after the collapse – 48 hours before the 2017 fede(...)

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