Opinion digest: upside of a Greek default, Leveson inquiry and conservative family myths
Measures to overhaul ailing financial system expected as government races to restore confidence
Opinion digest: Irish austerity, gay marriage culture wars, British FBI and Olympic propaganda
Bank receives capital injection from Madrid in attempt to stabilize collapsing system
Telecoms billionaire Carlos Slim offers $2.1bn for a third of the company
As the pound rises to a three-year high against the euro, experts predict it could strengthen further
Established parties are feeling the heat as economies falter and voters react. Could Italy be next?
After Hollande's victory in France, radical Greeks give a resounding no to austerity
Socialist is 'not necessary a darling of the financial markets', says analyst
If Spain tips over the edge, even the eurozone's blinkered elite must see that change is needed
Spanish and Italian bonds, US unemployment and Greek elections are making investors nervous
Plucky German tabloid makes a (futile) stand against Greek bailout 'sham'
Increasingly bullish European leaders prepare for Greece to default and leave the euro
Parliament passes cuts programme by 199-74 votes, but can it enforce €3.3bn savings on rebellious populace?
France closes in on £13bn Indian defence contract after Boris urges Paris bankers to move to London
Hedge funds might not want to strike a deal with Greece because they will profit from a default
More than 2.6 million people are unemployed - the highest level since 1994
Struggling small businesses forced to borrow from Mafia as legitimate banks stop lending
Under Sarkozy and Merkel, all Europe can look forward to is years of unemployment and falling living standards
EC president's attack 'blows apart' Cameron's claim he used veto to protect EU internal market