LONDON - By catapulting to power an improbable alliance of the hard left and nationalist far right, Greece has shaken up Europe's political kaleidoscope and may have signalled the end of an era of centrist consensus.
BREMEN, Germany - The new Greek government's anti-bailout stance has sent shudders through much of Europe but Germany's eurosceptic AfD party can hardly believe its good fortune ahead of a regional election as a breakup of the euro zone suddenly appears possible.
BERLIN - A majority of Germans favour Greece remaining in the euro zone despite its new leftist government in Athens rejecting austerity, a poll for newspaper Bild am Sonntag showed on Sunday.
BERLIN - European Central Bank Executive Board member Peter Praet defended the ECB's decision to buy government bonds in an interview published on Saturday, saying it took pre-emptive action to prevent a deflationary spiral in the euro zone.
BRUSSELS - Euro zone consumer prices fell at a record-equalling pace in January, more steeply than expected and supporting the backers of the European Central Bank's money-printing plan to combat sustained deflation.
LONDON - The euro zone's three-month old banking super-regulator won't get everything right straight away as it directly supervises big, complex lenders for the first time, a senior official at Germany's Bundesbank said on Friday.
ATHENS - This week's visit to Athens by the head of the euro zone finance ministers' group will mark the start of Greece's negotiations on changing the conditions of its international bailout accord, the finance ministry said in a statement.
BERLIN - Annual inflation in Germany turned negative in January for the first time since the height of the global financial crisis in 2009, suggesting the euro zone rate could drop further and possibly vindicating the ECB's bond-buying programme.
FRANKFURT - The European Central Bank warned banks across the euro zone to curb payouts to shareholders, also pledging to probe how much they are paying in bonuses as the rest of the bloc's economy suffers.
BRUSSELS - Economic morale in the euro zone rose slightly at the start of this year as shoppers appeared more optimistic in Germany, Spain and Italy, but the divisions in the weak economy were underscored by a fall in overall sentiment in France.
MAENNEDORF, Switzerland - As a child growing up near the Swiss border with Germany in the early 1940s, Christoph Blocher remembers soldiers camping out in his family's garden, ready to defend the neutral nation against a surprise attack from the Nazis.
PARIS - France and Morocco will resume judicial cooperation, the French justice ministry said, ending a row sparked by a French probe into alleged torture by Moroccan intelligence services.
ROME - Italian lawmakers elected Sergio Mattarella, a constitutional court judge and veteran centre-left politician, as president on Saturday, handing a welcome political victory to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.