DUBLIN - Ireland is significantly bucking the trend in the euro zone's stalled recovery with evidence building from companies to consumers that the economy is set to grow faster than most on the continent this year and beyond.
LONDON - Euro zone manufacturing growth slowed slightly more than initially thought last month as new orders dwindled and factories suffered amid rising tensions in Ukraine, a business survey showed on Monday.
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 - Germany posted its biggest budget surplus since reunification in the first half of 2014, underscoring the strength of its finances just as it encounters growing pressure to spend more to bolster growth in Europe.
PARIS - A 16-year-old girl suspected of trying to reach Syria to join Islamist rebels has been arrested in the southeastern city of Nice, France's interior minister said on Sunday.
MILAN Sep 1 - Italy's Luxottica overhauled its top management structure on Monday after Chief Executive Andrea Guerra left due to rifts with Chairman Leonardo Del Vecchio, now set to play a more active role at the eyewear group.