The fires that have torched through Europe are on course to make 2022 a record year for forest loss on the continent, as scientists warn climate change is already contributing to ever fiercer blazes.
The ECB has unveiled a new crisis-fighting tool to counter an "unwarranted" jump in borrowing costs for more indebted eurozone governments as it hikes its interest rates for the first time in over a decade.
The European Central Bank will raise its interest rates on Thursday for the first time in over a decade, but the bank is already under pressure to do more amid record inflation.
The euro fell below $1.01 this week to its lowest level in 20 years. Here are the concrete consequences of the decline in the value of the single European currency.
Inflation has surged back to levels not seen in many developed economies since the 1970s and 1980s. Economists and central bankers at the European Cental Bank's conference in Portugal warn it will take time before price rises cool.