ATHENS - Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis on Sunday admitted he had recorded a euro zone finance ministers meeting and criticised media for reporting "lies and innuendos" on what transpired at that April 24 Eurogroup gathering.
ROME - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has urged euro zone countries to unite in the task of reforming the bloc's economies, saying sharing sovereignty was an opportunity and not a threat.
SINTRA, Portugal - Structural divergence between countries in the euro zone could become explosive and even threaten the future of the currency, the European Central Bank's president said on Saturday.
BERLIN - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has said there is no need to consider disbursing more aid to Greece because Athens has already promised reforms and must tackle the problem itself.
BRATISLAVA - Slovakia's centre-left Prime Minister Robert Fico unveiled a plan on Saturday to raise the minimum wage and cut the sales tax on groceries, launching a drive for re-election next March for a third term at the euro zone country's helm.
COPENHAGEN - Denmark want to keep a tacit exemption that allows its banks to count mortgage-backed bonds as highly liquid assets if it becomes the only country outside the euro zone to join the European Union's banking union.
SINTRA, Portugal - The president of the European Central Bank called on euro zone countries to reform their economies, warning that future growth, in the face of entrenched unemployment and low investment, will be modest.
SINTRA, Portugal - The president of the European Central Bank reiterated his call on Friday for euro zone countries to reform their economies, warning that future growth would remain modest.
- U.S. Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer on Thursday said the euro zone crisis had made the monetary union stronger and proved that the European Central Bank has the ability to carry out effective policy in the region.
LONDON/NEW YORK - U.S. and euro zone business growth slowed in May while China's factory sector contracted again, reinforcing the need for major central banks to continue supporting economic growth. | Video
LONDON - Finance ministers from the world's largest developed economies meet in Germany this week against a backdrop of faltering global growth, scant inflationary pressures and a bond market in turmoil.
PARIS - Most French people are in favour of military intervention by France in Syria, a poll showed on Saturday, a sharp reversal from a survey in 2013 when the majority opposed government plans for air strikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
ROME - Seventy Afghan and Iraqi migrants were rescued from a packed boat off the southeastern coast of Italy and brought to shore on Sunday, Italy's coast guard said.