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Inflation across the single currency bloc fell to 0.7% in January moving closer to deflationary territory

Eurozone in crisis: One in four youths is jobless as unemployment across 17 nations in the single currency reaches record high

Total unemployment rises to 19.4 million amid fresh criticism of austerity

Hamish McRae: Whisper it quietly – but there are chinks of light in Europe's darkest hour

Economic View: Reform fatigue is mounting as visible results in growth and jobs fail to materialise

Eurozone urged to print money to put an end to economic slump

OECD tells the ECB to adopt quantitative easing as it slashes 2013 growth forecast for the single currency area

Gary Oldman: Other actors from the Harry Potter franchise have done well at the Baftas in recent years, with Jim Broadbent (’Moulin Rouge’, 2001), Imelda Staunton (’Vera Drake’, 2004), Bill Nighy (‘Love Actually’, 2003) and Helena Bonham Carter (‘The King’s Speech’, 2010) among recent winners

The so-called 'Robin Hood Tax' will rob pensioners and small businesses not just bankers

The Financial Transactions Tax nicknamed the "Robin Hood Tax" might be popular with celebrities, but Osborne's objections are rooted in economic good sense

Ben Chu: Different green shoots?

Outlook Sir Mervyn King said this week that an economic recovery is in sight. The trouble is that anything is in sight so long as your binoculars are powerful enough. Despite the better than expected 0.3 per cent GDP growth in the first quarter, I remain sceptical.

President François Hollande called for an 'economic government' for the Eurozone

François Hollande calls for 'European political union' within two years

A beleagured President François Hollande went on the offensive today calling for an “economic government” for the Eurozone and “political union” in Europe within two years.

The UK's continued membership of the EU is proving to be a divisive issue among MPs

Parliament will debate EU referendum as rebel MPs force issue on Cameron with Private Member's Bills

PM's tactics and leadership will be questioned after 114 Tory MPs vote for Queen's Speech amendment

François Hollande says EU growth is vital

An unhappy first anniversary for François Hollande as France hits the triple-dip

President says economic situation in France is ‘serious’ and eurozone provides little comfort

Eurozone crisis: French economy falls back into recession

France's economy has fallen back into recession, spelling trouble for the region.

New boost with trade gap dip to £3.1bn

The UK trade deficit narrowed slightly in March, adding to hopes that the economy could be beginning to strengthen.

Euro woes loiter three years on from bailout

There's still money to be made from euro stocks, but investors remain wary of prospects.

City hiring again after shock of Cyprus crisis

The Square Mile is back hiring again as the City breathes a sigh of relief over the limited fallout from Cyprus's bailout crisis, according to a leading financial recruiter.

Hamish McRae: Britain will find it very difficult to detach itself from struggling Europe

It is, for our politicians at least, a long weekend for reflection. There is the specific matter of the gains by the UK Independence Party in the elections last Thursday, a sharp enough advance to affect the policies of all parties towards Europe in the months ahead.

James Ashton: Time for us to team up with the Germans after their fallout with France?

Europe’s grand alliance of France and Germany is crumbling like a fresh chèvre. The leaked memo from Angela Merkel’s coalition partners this week only confirmed what everyone else suspects about the French economy under the stewardship of François Hollande.

Eurozone interest rates cut again as ECB matches Bank of England

The European Central Bank's president, Mario Draghi, slashed interest rates to a historic low yesterday as the central bank hinted at new initiatives to boost loans to small businesses and pledged to extend cheap funds to banks.

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