Eurozone unemployment was stable in November, prompting some analysts to suggest that the region’s problems might be beginning to abate.
The single currency is supposedly doomed, weighed down by the parlous state of the Greek economy and infighting between member states. So why on Earth would a Baltic state with a strong economy want to board this stricken ship?
Final details will need to be thrashed out before tomorrow’s two-day summit of EU leaders begins in Brussels
Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem said the downgrade was "disappointing"
Enda Kenny makes announcement in conference address
George Osborne can be expected to brandish the IMF’s upgrade as more evidence that the intense political and economic argument over the appropriate pace of his spending cuts has been, as he put it in a speech last month, “decisively ended”.
Survey suggests service sector growth beating forecasts
Anti-euro party set up seven months ago could alter the balance of power after today's general election and force a new coalition
The FA chairman has set out his vision for the national team
German leader blames predecessor, Gerhard Schroder – and sparks anger in Athens
To keep the euro steady, it's vital that the ECB and other institutions regain public trust
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Hope Powell’s position as the England women’s team coach, which has come under intense scrutiny since the dreadful showing and early exit from the European Championship finals in Sweden, may not be at immediate risk.
Hope Powell’s England face Russia this evening in their second European Championship group game, and it is a “must-win” fixture according to the national coach after Friday’s 3-2 defeat by Spain.
The England women’s team could beat Roy Hodgson’s men, the national coach Hope Powell has reckoned, but in their opening group game at these European Championship finals they lost to the Spanish women’s side in a thrilling but ultimately heartbreaking encounter that was decided in the fourth minute of stoppage time by a goal that came off the head of the goalkeeper Karen Bardsley.
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