The head of Cyprus' central bank has handed in his resignation, indicating he would leave his post in mid-April. He cited personal reasons for his move, but experts also spoke of tensions with the government.
The European Union's 28 member countries have all increased their share in renewable energy generation in a bid to meet ambitious 2020 targets. But the jumps made in individual nations revealed vast differences.
Germany's grand coalition government has said it aims to compile a package of measures to help struggling national life insurance companies. Current record-low interest rates have put them in a bind.
EU and US delegates are meeting in Brussels for a fourth round of trade talks aimed at creating the world's largest free-trade zone. But critics say it could hurt consumers, workers and the environment.