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Cypriot bank workers protest against cuts in Nicosia. Photograph: Andreas Manolis/Reuters

Classically educated Greek Cypriots compare the European financial aid package to the Ides of March 44 BC murder of Julius Caesar by his former(...)

From left, Clement Attlee, Harry Truman and Joseph Stalin at the Potsdam Conference in July 1945

In a hotel room in Soho, the American historian Peter Kuznick starts telling me about the origins of his and Oliver Stone’s television series, The (...)

A 100 billion Zimbabwean dollar note in a country where hyperinflation is rife. The stability of inflation seems to be a reward for the credibility of inflation targeting. That gives policymakers room to risk expansionary policies.

Why are the high-income countries not mired in deflation? This is the puzzle today, not the absence of the hyperinflation that hysterics have w(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and labour minister Ursula von der Leyen leaving the plenum of the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, in Berlin. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

German analyst and investor sentiment fell sharply in April, hit by fears that a deterioration of the euro zone crisis and a global slowdown, l(...)

Germany’s finqance minister Wolfgang Schauble, with counterparts Pierre Moscovici of France and George Osborne of the United Kingdom in Dublin Castle.Photograph: Alan Betson

In the euro crisis, Berlin has wielded three instruments of torment to extract political concessions from EU partners. T(...)

German police carry barriers in front of the Munich regional court where the trial of  Beate Zschaepe, a member of the National Socialist Underground (NSU) is due to take place this week. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

A Munich court said today it would postpone the start of the trial of a suspected neo-Nazi until May after Germany's Constitutional Court ruled(...)

After two days of talks between European finance ministers in Dublin Castle, it is clear that the euro zone powers expect Ireland to exit the b(...)

A report to the Dublin meeting of European finance ministers (Ecofin) on Friday warns productivity in the EU has been falling since 2007, and r(...)

Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance, with his Portuguese counterpart Vitor Gaspar,  at the informal meeting of Ecofin ministers at Dublin Castle yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

EU finance ministers agreed in December to create a single supervision mechanism (SSM) for euro zone banks, which would see national sup(...)

German chancellor  Angela Merkel. Photograph:  Tobias Schwarz/Reuters

For five years, Angela Merkel has invoked one adjective to push through her euro crisis strategy against growing domestic resistance: (...)

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