Italy PM presses on with much-maligned economic pow-wow
EU leaders are set to join Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Saturday for talks on jumpstarting the nation's economy, but opposition figures shunned the hastily organised -- and roundly criticised -- initiative.
Macron, Merkel agree €500-bn virus recovery plan for Europe
France and Germany proposed Monday a 500-billion-euro ($542-billion) fund to finance the recovery of the European Union's economy from the devastation wrought by the coronavirus crisis.
Lagarde says ECB 'undeterred' by German QE ruling
The European Central Bank is "undeterred" by a German Constitutional Court ruling critical of its government bond-buying programme and will do "whatever is necessary" to support the eurozone economy through the coronavirus crisis, president Christine Lagarde said Thursday.
Smooth-talking Lagarde faces first ECB grilling
New European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde makes her first monetary policy announcements Thursday, with observers watching for clues about the bank's future direction and her plans for a major reassessment of its tools and goals.
Brexit moves ratchet up ECB's banking supervision task
"Larger and more complex" banks are emerging in the eurozone as global financial firms rejig operations ahead of Brexit, the European Central Bank said Wednesday.
Lagarde kicks off ECB term facing sceptical Germans
Christine Lagarde was to kick off her first week as European Central Bank chief with a closely-watched speech in Berlin later on Monday, where she will face a German audience fiercely critical of the bank's easy money policies.
Merkel, Macron praise Draghi's 'European dream' as ECB chief bows out
French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday lauded Mario Draghi for defending "the European dream" in the face of opposition as he handed over a divided ECB to Christine Lagarde.
Former IMF chief Lagarde takes swipe at Trump's Twitter habits
Former IMF chief Christine Lagarde said President Donald Trump's trade offensive against China could slash global economic growth and she critiqued his Twitter habits in an interview with US television program 60 Minutes.
Lagarde thanks EU leaders after ECB confirmation
Incoming European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde tweeted her "sincere thanks" to EU leaders Friday after the European Council made official her appointment as next president of the Frankfurt institution.