Mr Draghi has called on euro zone governments to do their part to boost confidence by implementing structural reforms

The European Central Bank laid out plans on Thursday to buy rebundled packets of debt within weeks to shore up the flagging euro zone economy and its (...)

Joe Higgins TD called for amendment on what the inquiry will cover and had it accepted. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Dáil and Seanad are expected to debate the finalised terms of reference for the banking inquiry next month after the 11-member committee signed o(...)

As president of the European Central Bank from 2003 to 2011, Jean-Claude Trichet played a central role in the Irish bailout. Photograph: Hannelore Foerster/Bloomberg

The Governing Council of the European Central Bank will discuss the question of Jean-Claude Trichet’s appearance before the Irish banking inquiry i(...)

Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann cited a litany of long-term dangers from easy money after the ECB cut interest rates to record lows last month

Germany’s finance minister and central bank chief on Friday pressed euro zone governments to pass reforms to shape up their economies rather than rely(...)

Core annual inflation - excluding energy, food, alcohol and tobacco - rose by 0.8 per cent year-on-year in June

Euro zone inflation in June was flat, official data showed on Monday, easing immediate pressure on the European Central Bank to act again soon to tack(...)

The May lending data would not have been influenced by new measures introduced by the ECB.

Lending to households and firms in the euro zone contracted more sharply in May than a month earlier, highlighting the economic weakness that the ECB(...)

A file photo dated showing the glass facade of the new building of the European Central Ban in the last light of the day in Frankfurt Main, Germany. Photograph: Boris Roessler/EPA

The European Central Bank is considering holding its meetings to set interest rates every six weeks instead of monthly, according to sources famili(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi speaks during a news conference following the ECB governing council meeting in Brussels earlier this month. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The European Central Bank is preparing a package of policy options for its June meeting, including cuts in all its interest rates and targeted measure(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank: his comments are  his most explicit yet on what would prompt action by the central bank. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg

ECB president Mario Draghi said the European Central Bank might start broad-based asset purchases if the inflation outlook worsens, as he prepa(...)

Q You have experienced the euro crisis in the background as an adviser to Chancellor Merkel in Berlin and in the foreground as Bundesbank president in(...)

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