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    1. Brussels Blog

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      Brussels Briefing: Greek debt in charts

      Welcome to Monday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    2. May 22, 2016

      The IMF and calling Berlin’s bluff over Greece

      At one level, the recurring Greek crises fit the idea from Karl Marx of history repeating itself, first as tragedy then...

    1. May 19, 2016

      Berlin seeks to reach Greece deal with IMF

      Germany and the International Monetary Fund are trying to narrow their differences over the Greek financial rescue and...

    2. May 10, 2016

      Germany is the eurozone’s biggest problem

      Why is conventional German thinking on macroeconomics so peculiar? And does it matter? The answer to the second...

    3. May 2, 2016

      Draghi returns fire over Berlin’s ECB attacks

      Mario Draghi has hit back at German criticism of the European Central Bank’s interest rate policy, saying low borrowing...

    4. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Draghi offers investment advice to German savers

      Mario Draghi is not the most popular man in Germany. Undeterred, the Italian head of the European Central Bank has...

    5. April 24, 2016

      EU members split over beating corporate tax avoidance

      EU member states are at odds over plans to fight aggressive corporate tax avoidance, highlighting the bloc’s...

    6. April 23, 2016

      German finance minister objects to tax transparency proposals

      EU plans to force multinational companies to publicly reveal the taxes they pay in different countries have hit a...

    7. April 21, 2016

      Draghi goes on the offensive against bullying by Berlin

      In the past month, Mario Draghi has come under near constant attack from German politicians. Always hostile to easy...

    8. Fast FT

      April 21, 2016

      Draghi reflects on 'friendly' Schaeuble

      “Friendly” is not a word that springs immediately to mind when describing the famously tough German finance minister...

    9. April 15, 2016

      Wolfgang Schäuble rules out debt relief for Greece

      Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany’s finance minister, has ruled out granting any debt relief for Greece, rebuffing a key...

    10. April 11, 2016

      Paris and Berlin call for global tax-haven blacklist

      Paris and Berlin are pressing industrialised nations to pull together a common blacklist of territories that breach...

    11. April 11, 2016

      Negative rates may be nearing a political limit

      In less than two years, negative interest rates have moved from the abstract realms of economic theory into the...

    12. March 3, 2016

      European leaders and businesses line up against Brexit

      David Cameron has been given a Franco-German boost to his campaign to keep Britain in the EU in the latest sign of...

    13. Fast FT

      February 26, 2016

      Upbeat markets but low expectations from G20

      Markets are in bullish mood, with stocks and government bond yields higher, as G20 finance ministers meet to discuss...

    14. February 16, 2016

      Angela Merkel: Lots of foes, fewer friends

      Angela Merkel rarely lets her guard down in public. However, ahead of Thursday’s crucial EU summit on the refugee...

    15. January 22, 2016

      Lessons from the past are key to Europe’s survival

      The historic scale of the crisis facing Europe is dawning on its elites. In Davos a series of political leaders lined...

    16. January 21, 2016

      EU told it has 6 weeks to save Schengen border-free travel

      Mark Rutte, the Dutch prime minister, has warned that the EU has “six to eight weeks” to save the Schengen system of...

    17. Fast FT

      January 21, 2016

      Dutch PM: EU has 6-8 weeks to save Schengen

      Mark Rutte, the Dutch prime minister, has warned that the European Union has “six to eight weeks” to save the Schengen...

    18. December 13, 2015

      Person of the Year: Angela Merkel – The transformation of a cautious chancellor

      Days after returning from difficult negotiations over a third Greek debt bailout, Angela Merkel met a group of school...

    19. November 12, 2015

      Schäuble warns of refugee ‘avalanche’ in dig at Merkel

      Germany may be facing “an avalanche” of refugees triggered by “careless” actions, Wolfgang Schäuble, the country’s...

    20. November 3, 2015

      Osborne’s two-speed Europe plan meets Berlin’s approval

      George Osborne has set out for the first time the grand bargain he believes Britain can strike with its 27 European...

    21. October 29, 2015

      If Angela Merkel is ousted, Europe will unravel

      It is more accurate to call it panic than plotting. This week I spent time in the company of members of Angela Merkel’s...

    22. September 20, 2015

      Perplexing failure of Europe’s centre-left

      One of the political puzzles of continental Europe is the persistently poor performance of the centre-left. Events...

    23. August 19, 2015

      German parliament backs latest Greek bailout

      The German parliament on Wednesday backed the latest €86bn Greek rescue deal, opening the way for the immediate release...

    24. July 30, 2015

      Schäuble outlines plan to limit European Commission powers

      German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble is proposing to strip the European Commission of some of its core oversight...

    25. July 21, 2015

      Tough approach to Greece makes Schäuble the toast of Germany

      When Angela Merkel was general secretary of the Christian Democrats and Wolfgang Schäuble was party chairman, the pair...

    26. July 21, 2015

      Europe’s confused attitude to German leadership

      We are in an interval during the long Greek tragedy, in a gap between the wailings of the chorus but still far from the...

    27. July 16, 2015

      Germany’s Wolfgang Schäuble puts Grexit back on the agenda

      Days after Greece appeared to escape crashing out of the euro, hawkish German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has...

    28. July 13, 2015

      Greece’s brutal creditors have demolished the eurozone project

      A few things that many of us took for granted, and that some of us believed in, ended in a single weekend. By forcing...

    29. July 10, 2015

      Greece crisis: Tsipras submits new plan to bailout monitors

      The Greek government submitted its highly anticipated plan for the country’s economic overhaul to bailout authorities...

    30. June 17, 2015

      Greek showdown widens Merkel’s rift with Schäuble

      The EU’s showdown with Greece is bringing to the surface longstanding differences between Angela Merkel and her...

    31. May 13, 2015

      Germany not rushing to compromise over EU for Cameron’s sake

      David Cameron might have felt encouraged about engaging Berlin in his drive for big EU reforms after German chancellor...

    32. May 12, 2015

      Europe refuses to be rushed on UK demands for treaty change

      David Cameron’s hopes for a far-reaching overhaul of Britain’s relationship with the EU were dealt an early setback on...

    33. April 17, 2015

      Tory campaign fillip as Lagarde and Schäuble praise UK economy

      The Conservatives have received a double pre-election boost with the head of the International Monetary Fund and the...

    34. FT Alphaville

      April 16, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Greece is now even more likely to go bust in May after German finance...

    35. February 19, 2015

      Greeks search for hint of daylight between Schäuble and Merkel

      If Wolfgang Schäuble is bluffing, he is doing a brilliant job of it. The tough German finance minister’s response to...

    36. February 17, 2015

      Greece bailout talks collapse in acrimony

      A crucial meeting of eurozone finance ministers over the future of Greece’s bailout broke down in acrimony after Athens...

    37. 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,...

    38. February 9, 2015

      Merkel pours cold water on Greece’s push to end bailout

      Chancellor Angela Merkel poured cold water on a push by Greece’s new government to end its bailout and strike a new...

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