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    1. May 27, 2015

      Brussels seeks EU-wide corporate tax base to tackle avoidance

      The EU has relaunched a plan for a bloc-wide common corporate tax base to combat multinational tax avoidance. But the...

    2. May 5, 2015

      Debt talks on hold until Greece agrees reforms, warns Moscovici

      Greece’s eurozone creditors will not discuss how to get the country’s sovereign debt back on a sustainable path until...

    1. April 17, 2015

      Moscovici warns Greece to agree to reforms or face default

      The EU’s top economic official has set the mid-May meeting of eurozone finance ministers as the “decisive” moment for...

    2. March 8, 2015

      Olli Rehn slams EU successors for failing to punish France

      The chief architect of the EU’s tough budget rules has slammed his successors in the European Commission for failing to...

    3. March 1, 2015

      How Jeroen Dijsselbloem did the deal to extend the Greece bailout

      When Jeroen Dijsselbloem finally received the letter from Athens, he was more than a little surprised. For the...

    4. February 25, 2015

      France and Italy granted reprieve for breaching budget limits

      Brussels has granted a reprieve to France and Italy after they broke EU budget rules, underlining the bloc’s readiness...

    5. February 18, 2015

      Eurozone to weigh Greek bailout request

      Officials from 19 eurozone governments will meet in Brussels on Thursday to examine a request from Greece to extend its...

    6. FT Alphaville

      February 18, 2015

      FirstFT - Greece seeks bailout, underpaid bankers, Martin Wolf on the dollar

      Greece is seeking a bailout extension along the lines proposed by Pierre Moscovici, the European Commission’s economic...

    7. February 17, 2015

      Greece to request bailout extension

      Greece is to request an extension of its international bailout on Wednesday along the lines of a compromise deal...

    8. February 17, 2015

      Greece and the eurozone can still reach a deal

      Another week — and another meeting between Greece’s Syriza government and the eurogroup of finance ministers breaks up...

    9. February 17, 2015

      European markets shrug off collapse of Greek talks

      European financial markets have largely shrugged off a breakdown in talks between the Greek government and its eurozone...

    10. February 11, 2015

      Greece set for eurozone showdown

      Greece’s Yanis Varoufakis heads for showdown talks with his fellow eurozone finance ministers on Wednesday afternoon,...

    11. February 10, 2015

      US urges eurozone and Athens to strike a deal on bailout

      The US has urged Athens and its eurozone creditors to strike a deal over Greece’s financial future, underlining...

    12. February 5, 2015

      European Commission upgrades eurozone growth outlook

      The European Commission on Thursday upgraded its growth forecasts for the eurozone, saying low oil prices, a declining...

    13. January 30, 2015

      French solidarity faces by-election test

      A parliamentary by-election in eastern France will test the spirit of solidarity that enveloped the nation after this...

    14. January 19, 2015

      Le Pen criticises ‘20 years of mistakes’ on immigration

      Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right National Front, ended two weeks of restraint on the terror attacks that...

    15. December 15, 2014

      EU chief risks backlash by praising Greek government ahead of vote

      The EU’s top economic official weighed into Greece’s political maelstrom on Monday, lauding the economic reforms of the...

    16. Brussels Blog

      October 7, 2014

      Moscovici vs Dombrovskis: who's really in charge?

      Latvia's Valdis Dombrovskis was heckled by some MEPs at his hearing on Monday. After six hours of testimony over the...

    17. October 6, 2014

      Era of tough EU budget cuts has come to an end, MEPs told

      The former Latvian prime minister tapped to oversee eurozone economic policy told European parliamentarians on Monday...

    18. October 5, 2014

      European parliament kicks back against commission’s nominees

      While pitching to be Europe’s digital chief, Germany’s Günther Oettinger insulted Hollywood victims of hacking for...

    19. October 2, 2014

      Brussels confirmations descend into bloodletting

      The French Socialist tapped to be the EU’s next economics chief endured a bruising confirmation hearing on Thursday,...

    20. October 2, 2014

      Pierre Moscovici endures torrid European Commission hearing

      Pierre Moscovici, the former French finance minister nominated to be the EU’s next economic chief, was forced to fend...

    21. Brussels Blog

      September 30, 2014

      The leaked Juncker decision on Moscovici

      Pierre Moscovici arrives in Paris for the government's confidence vote earlier this month. One of the most highly...

    22. September 29, 2014

      European Commission head curbs Pierre Moscovici’s proposed powers

      The Frenchman nominated to be Europe’s next economics commissioner has had his authority to review national budgets...

    23. September 16, 2014

      Moscovici will monitor EU budgets while facing his own scrutiny

      If Pierre Moscovici harbours any resentment for the intense campaign waged by the German government against his...

    24. September 12, 2014

      Eurozone leaders warn on fiscal rules

      Eurozone leaders warned the currency bloc risks facing a new market backlash if it strays from its fiscal rules, an...

    25. Brussels Blog

      September 11, 2014

      The Juncker off-site: Moscovici vs Katainen

      Juncker's "key political challenges" session will feature Ukraine, EU-US trade and budget rules Fresh with their...

    26. September 10, 2014

      France’s Moscovici wins coveted EU economics job but looks isolated

      When Jean-Claude Juncker, the incoming president of the European Commission, gathers his newly minted 27-person team...

    27. September 10, 2014

      Top EU economic jobs go to centre-right Juncker allies

      Jean-Claude Juncker, president-elect of the European Commission, has put centre-right allies in key economic posts in...

    28. Brussels Blog

      May 9, 2014

      French veteran of euro crisis bids au revoir

      After months of speculation, official confirmation finally came on Friday that Ramon Fernandez, one of the central...

    29. April 2, 2014

      François Hollande boosts left in cabinet reshuffle

      President François Hollande has promoted prominent leftists in his revamped Socialist government days after appointing...

    30. March 31, 2014

      Hollande fires prime minister in bid to relaunch presidency

      French President François Hollande has sacked his prime minister in a bid to revive his flagging administration after a...

    31. January 29, 2014

      France’s PR campaign is missing its target

      Flicking through the television channels recently, I chanced on Pierre Moscovici, the French finance minister, speaking...

    32. January 29, 2014

      EU bank reforms set out to reduce complexity and curb speculation

      Big European banks face curbs on betting with their own funds and might be forced to hive off some risky trading under...

    33. The World

      January 28, 2014

      German labour market reforms à la Française

      (Getty) News that François Hollande had a meeting recently with Peter Hartz, architect of Germany’s labour market...

    34. beyondbrics

      January 27, 2014

      Davos wrap: beware the EM middle class

      What will the EMs next “black swan” be? With the crash of the Argentinian peso, the difficult Syrian peace talks in...

    35. January 24, 2014

      Moody’s holds French debt rating

      France’s socialist government has escaped a feared new sanction by a leading rating agency, 10 days after President...

    36. January 22, 2014

      You can be both French and fiscally responsible

      The doom-mongers are wrong: France is modernising and reforming. But it is doing so in its own way. The country...

    37. January 5, 2014

      Jack Lew to press Germany to boost domestic demand

      Jack Lew, the US Treasury secretary, will renew pressure on Germany to boost domestic demand and embrace a deeper...

    38. Brussels Blog

      December 19, 2013

      EU summit: Will anyone be signing contracts?

      Merkel mentioned the "contractual arrangements" in maiden Bundestag speech of her third term Although the two-day EU...

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