BRUSSELS - The European Central Bank meeting on Thursday is the prime event for markets seeking clarity on the bank's response to a stalled recovery, disappearing inflation and the sluggish pace of reform in the euro zone.
BRUSSELS - Spanish Finance Minister Luis de Guindos has the support of some euro zone countries to replace Jeroen Dijsselbloem as the head of euro zone finance ministers when Dijsselbloem's term ends in the middle of 2015, the president of the European Council said on Saturday.
BRUSSELS - Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, who was appointed to chair European Union summits for the next two and a half years, said on Saturday his nomination meant the future of Poland was in the euro zone.
BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT - Euro zone inflation dropped to a fresh five-year low in August, data showed on Friday, something likely to concern the European Central Bank but not force it into immediate policy action.
FRANKFURT - Two years ago, euro zone government leaders hung on Mario Draghi's every word. Now the European Central Bank chief is struggling to get through to them. What has happened to 'Super Mario's' mojo?
ALPBACH Austria - European Central Bank policymaker Ewald Nowotny is worried about the euro zone economy, which he said was showing signs of clouding over.
BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT - If euro zone inflation falls deeper into the 'danger zone' as expected on Friday, it will at the very least complicate the European Central Bank's plans to wait and see whether its recent policy move to ignite the euro zone economy will work.
PARIS - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Thursday backed French President Francois Hollande's calls for greater investment to boost growth in Europe, hours after Hollande called for a euro zone summit to coordinate pro-growth measures.
BERLIN - After ramming austerity medicine down the throats of smaller euro zone countries for the past four years, Germany is showing clemency towards its closest ally, France. | Video
LONDON - A ratcheting up of tension in Ukraine took its toll on Britain's top share index on Thursday, knocking it back from its highest closing level in nearly two months.
BERLIN - Some young Muslims are attracted to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria because of its brutality, which makes it appear "more authentic" than al Qaeda, the head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency said in an interview on Sunday.
WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund's board on Friday stood behind the global lender's leader Christine Lagarde, who is facing a criminal investigation in France tied to a political corruption probe dating from 2008.
BRUSSELS - European Union leaders are set to hold an emergency summit on promoting growth and jobs in October at the suggestion of Italy, highlighting their concerns over the fragile economic recovery in the 28-country bloc.