Angela Merkel the German Chancellor, tells ZDF television that she wants to increase employment rather than increasing taxes and forfeiting jobs.
Kurt Karl, Chief Economist at Swiss Re warns that while Europe is showing signs of a very mild recovery, Greece still remains a sore spot.
BlackRock's chief investment strategist has four reasons why September could be volatile.
John Studzinski, senior managing director, at The Blackstone Group, tells CNBC that German federal elections in September will finally "put to bed" the argument of austerity across Europe.
Annette Weisbach speaks to Bernd Lucke, co-founder of the Alternative for Germany, the party which is campaigning for Germany to leave the euro.
Chancellor Angela Merkel forcefully condemned on Friday the conduct of Irish bankers who were caught on tape joking about a bailout deal and mocking Germany.
European leaders agreed on new steps to fight youth unemployment and promote lending to credit-starved small business on Thursday after deals on banking resolution and the long-term EU budget.
Morale among German consumers rose to its highest level in almost six years heading into July thanks to a robust labor market and strong wage hikes, adding to signs that Europe's largest economy is slowly recovering.
Henning Meyer, senior visiting fellow at the London School of Economics's department of government, says that Angela Merkel's manifesto is based on "optimistic" growth expectations.
Michael Fuchs, economics affairs spokesman at CDU, promises that Germany would not use tax hikes to finance Angela Merkel's election manifesto, but would rely on revenues from higher growth.
Irwin Collier, professor of economics at the Freie Universitaet Berlin, tells CNBC why Chancellor Angela Merkel¿s CDU party is taking a moderate position
Constanze Stelzenmueller, senior transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Berlin, discusses Obama's upcoming speech in Berlin and the topics he will address.
Gary Smith, executive director of the American Academy, tells CNBC that the Germans have become the principal partner of the United States in Europe.
Protestors created giant puppets dressed as chefs to represent the heads of the G8 economies, saying leaders need to cook up a deal to fight poverty and prevent tax evasion. CNBC's Steve Sedgwick filed this report on what to expect from the summit.
The European Central Bank has room to cut interest rates further, Executive Board member Peter Praet said on Tuesday, adding that the central bank is paying "great attention" to euro zone inflation.
Jean-Francois Cope, president of the opposition UMP party, tells CNBC that he advocates a very strong relationship between France and Germany.
France must improve its relationship with Germany, the leader of France's opposition party said on Wednesday, following speculation about a rift between the countries' leaders.
European countries planning a tax on financial transactions are set to drastically scale back the levy, cutting it by 90 percent, in what would be a major victory for banks.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned on Tuesday that abandoning the continent's welfare model in favor of tougher U.S. standards would cause "revolution".
China is ready to open up new sectors of its economy to Germany, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday, in comments that highlight Beijing's drive for a special bilateral partnership with Berlin bypassing the EU.