Euro Zone 2014
BRUSSELS Europe's leaders are keen Britain remains part of the European Union but see a serious risk of unintended consequences in London's attempts to reshape its relationship with the bloc.
BRUSSELS Euro zone economic integration may have reached its limits for now even though the 18-country monetary union needs a treasury to make it work better, the head of the influential Bruegel think-tank said on Friday.
LONDON A British exit from the EU would torpedo London's position as a world financial capital by pushing money and talent to the United States and Asia, a lobby group for powerful banks and money managers said on Thursday.
LONDON One of British Prime Minister David Cameron's advisers has likened the European Commission to a golf club that insults its members, saying it is "raising the temperature" in Britain's debate over Europe.
BRUSSELS If there's one issue playing on the minds of EU leaders - perhaps even more than galvanizing their economies and tackling unemployment - it is May's elections to the European Parliament.
THE HAGUE Banks that fail this year's European health checks badly should be closed down, the head of the euro zone finance ministers group said on Thursday.
BRUSSELS European leaders need to rebuild the unity of the European Union, badly fractured in the euro zone debt crisis, and address the worries of populist voters, Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen said on Thursday.
THE HAGUE Italy, beset by yet another government crisis, cannot afford political instability at a time when it needs to make its economy more competitive, the chairman of euro zone finance ministers said on Thursday.
MADRID Europe needs to press ahead with labor and public pensions reforms and restore confidence in its banks if it wants to translate a fragile recovery into jobs, Spain's economy minister said on Thursday.
WINSEN, Germany Germany's anti-euro party is ready to team up with like-minded parties to block decisions if it enters the European Parliament after May elections, but it rejects cooperation with xenophobic politicians, its leader told Reuters.
FRANKFURT The status of the European Central Bank's flagship crisis-fighting tool is unchanged after the assertion of Germany's top court that it exceeded the bank's mandate, ECB Executive Board member Benoit Coeure said.