Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis:  “The question is if we have compromised our basic principle. And the answer is a big, fat no.” Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Greek finance minister insists deal with troika has not compromised his leftist principles

National Bank of Greece  in Athens: Greece obtained a provisional deal from euro-area finance ministers. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

Greece to submit reforms for approval by lenders

Greece’s new government led by Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras poses outside the Greek parliament. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/Getty Images

The change sweeping through Greece may have a ripple effect

Jeroen Dijsselbloem (left), head of the euro zone finance ministers’ group, and Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis shake hands after their press conference  in Athens on Friday. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Reuters

Syriza election platform must be respected, says finance minister Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s incoming finance minister. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

Tsipras says main priorities the economy, creditors and country’s humanitarian crisis

Greece’s newly appointed finance minister Yanis Varoufakis on a street in Athens on January 27th, 2015. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

Economics professor Yanis Varoufakis influenced by Keynes - with traces of Marx

A supporter runs towards Syriza leader and new Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras as he walks in Athens. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Cabinet to be sworn in as Syriza strikes coalition deal with Independent Greeks

Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s youngest prime minister in 150 years, broke with tradition for his swearing-in. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Victorious Syriza leader opts out of traditional religious ceremony to give civil oath of office, but makes a point of informing A(...)

Head of Greece’s Syriza party Alexis Tsipras waves to supporters after winning the elections in Athens. Photograph: Giorgos Moutafis/Reuters

‘There will be no rupture, but no continuation of subjugation either,’ says Alexis Tsipras

Leader of incoming radical leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras is greeted by a sea of supporters in Athens.  Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

A populace weary of harsh austerity has chosen to change direction

Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras: described as a warm, talkative and witty personality, who likes being around people. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images.

Profile: leader poised to be Greece’s first leftist premier and youngest in living memory

Supporters with Greek flags wait to hear Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras address an election rally at an indoor stadium in Athens yesterday. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters.

Former Samaras adviser says fear tactic may backfire as Syriza holds 6-point poll lead

 Athens, Greece: polls indicate a left-wing party which wants to repudiate Greek loans will take power

Eurogroup chief says room to manoeuvre if new government honours its agreements

Supporters in Athens hear Alexis Tsipras, leader of the Syriza party speak at a pre-election rally ahead of this weekend’s general election in Greece. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Greece will make history, Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras tells final rally ahead of general election

Golden Dawn party’s Ilias Panagiotaros delivers a speech during a rally in Athens last May. The far right party aims to become  Greece’s third political force in the elections on January 25th. Photograph: Reuters

Golden Dawn’s jailed leader Nikos Michaloliakos addresses rally in the northern Greek city of Thessalonikirally by phone

A man reads a newspaper in Athens as the election looms on Sunday. Many are looking to leftist party Syriza to reverse anti-austerity policies. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Fundraiser is shipping home subset of Greece’s diaspora to vote

Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras has ruled out forming a coalition with Potami. Photographer: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Left-wing Syriza has boxed itself into a corner, says centrist Potami candidate

Alexis Tsipras, leader of the Syriza party, pauses during a pre-election party congress in Athens, Greece, on Saturday. Photographer: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Winning over hearts and minds is crucial if Syriza is to win the majority it covets

Leader of the Syriza party Alexis Tsipras: “MPs from democratic opposition parties have proved that democracy cannot be blackmailed despite pressures or even conspiracies.” Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

IMF suspends bailout negotiations with country until new administration formed

Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras attends the vote at the Greek parliament in Athens today. His coalition got the support of 168 of the parliament’s 300 MPs, 12 fewer than required. Photograph: Yannis Kolesidis/EPA

Government needs 12-vote swing in ballot to avoid snap general election

Former EU commissioner Stavros Dimas, the Greek government’s candidate in the country’s presidential election. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

€3m offered for support of government presidential candidate, says opposition MP

Greece’s prime minister and leader of New Democracy party Antonis Samaras: made  a surprise announcement that he was bringing the election for a new head of state forward by two months. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

New Democracy party must have candidate elected or face snap election

Syrian refugees protest outside of the Greek parliament in Athens. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

Athens Letter: refugees protest over poor Greek support and restrictive EU rules

John Lynch: born in Melbourne and with      dual Irish-Australian citizenship, he was an accomplished international musician

Families being assisted by Greek authorities and Department of Foreign Affairs

The drowning tragedy of two Irish men occurred  on Kissamos Bay. File photograph: Moonik/Wikimedia

Preparations being made to repatriate bodies of holidaymakers in their 40s

At the end of last season, Celtic striker Giorgos Samaras carried Jay Beatty around the Celtic Park pitch.

Jay, who has Down syndrome, won Greek hearts with celebration of Samaras goal

The passenger left his seat, made his way to the cockpit, started banging on the door and demanded that the pilots let him in.

Middle-aged man claiming to be aircraft’s mechanic attempted to enter cockpit

The Irish Embassy in Athens confirmed it was aware of the case and was providing consular assistance to the woman’s family. Photograph: Scott E Barbour

Suspect accused of killing partner during argument at their Athens home

A voter hugs leader of leftist main opposition Syriza party and candidate for the European Commission presidency Alexis Tsipras in Athens. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Tsipras calls for early national elections as Golden Dawn rises to third position in European vote

Greek cabinet secretary Panayiotis Baltakos: told Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kasidiaris the criminal charges he is facing were based on no evidence. Photograph: EPA/Simela Pantzartzi

Deep and systematic penetration of state institutions found

Panagiotis Baltakos: said he had “frequent coincidental meetings” with Golden Dawn MPs because their parliamentary offices were next to his. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA

Secret video shows Panayiotis Baltakos saying crackdown on party was politically motivated

Children hold placards depicting young victims of the Syrian conflict, as they take part in a demonstration in front of the parliament in Athens on April 6th, 2013 in solidarity to Syrian refugees who fled the conflict in the country. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Slim hope of starting a new life even after costly and dangerous sea crossings

Children from a Roma community at a  settlement north of Athens. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

Some see salvation for the ‘Roma’ girl taken into custody, but others are angry

A forty year-old Roma woman by the name Selini Sali or Eleftheria Dimolpoulou, a 39-year-old Roma man by the name of Christos Salis, and the girl known as “Maria” found living with them in central Greece. Photograph: Greek Police/Reuters

Pair deny abduction charges and claim girl given by mother who could not look after her

Leader of the extreme far-right Golden Dawn party Nikos Michaloliakos (centre) is escorted by anti-terror police as he exits Greek police headquarters, in Athens on  Saturday. Photograph: Angeliki Panagiotou/AP Photo

Central figures in neo-Nazi party face charges related to at least three murders

Protesters clash with riot police in the suburb of Keratsini, Athens following the killing of an anti-racism rapper. Photograph: Getty

Hip-hop musician Pavlos Fyssas stabbed to death by member of Golden Dawn party

Protesters clash with policemen during riots at a May Day rally in Athens in  2010.

The Lehman Legacy

The chairman of Nama Frank Daly will take on a role as tax adviser to the Greek government

Committee will advise general secretariat of public revenue at the ministry

Demonstrators protest in front of the Greek parliament in Athens yesterday.  Photograph: Reuters/Yannis Behrakis

MPs spend two days debating austerity package that will see public servants fired for the first time

Geography student George Boukouvalas, 23, who lost his job at a warehouse 14 months ago and has been unable to find work since, plays the guitar in his home at Peristeri suburb in Athens.

With 60% of the country’s under-25s jobless, Greece’s youth feel little hope

Greece’s prime minister Antonis Samaras (right) chairs a cabinet meeting next to the newly appointed deputy prime minister Evangelos Venizelos in Athens yesterday. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Reuters

We are determined to succeed says Samaras, as government gets down to business of the economy

Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras addresses the nation from his office in Athens yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Goulielmos Antoniou

Government left with slim majority of three following row over closure of national broadcaster

Pasok Socialist party leader Evangelos Venizelos leaving the prime minister’s office after a meeting with coalition leaders last night . Photograph: John Kolesidis/Reuters

Coalition partners insist PM Samaras agree to national broadcaster resuming transmissions immediately

An employee of state broadcaster ERT is seen in the master control room of the station in Athens during a live broadcast yesterday. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Major blow to prime minister Samaras who sought to replace national broadcaster with downsized operation

Supporters of the employees of Greek state broadcaster ERT attend a concert outside its headquarters in Athens yesterday. Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras yesterday dismissed talk of an early election over the abrupt closure of the state broadcaster. Photograph: Reuters/Yorgos Karahalis

PM Samaras shows no sign of bowing to junior partner’s demands to reopen national broadcaster

Employees of the state broadcaster ERT work during an online news bulletin broadcast at the corporation’s headquarters during a 24-hour general strike on Thursday. Photograph: Getty

Fired journalists and technicians have, in a show of defiance, maintained a continuous online broadcast since television screens w(...)

 Workers occupy a production suite within the headquarters of the Greek public broadcaster ERT in Athens yesterday. Journalists have refused to leave the premises following the Greek government’s announcement that the Hellanic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) was to be disbanded. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

Prime minister says ‘enclave of waste’ at ERT left no option but to shut and restart broadcaster

An employee stands at a balcony of the studio of state broadcaster ERT in Athens yesterday. Photograph: Reuters.

Redundancies at the station will help the government meet its commitment to the EU-ECB-IMF troika

Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras and Taoiseach Enda Kenny  during a meeting in Athens  on Thursday. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Reuters

Taoiseach’s visit was more about underpinning assertion by prime minister Antonis Samaras that Greece has “turned a page”

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras at a news briefing in Athens today. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Reuters

Prime minister says improving competitiveness and low tax rates would help Athens

Bangladeshi worker Mohamed, 25, is helped by colleagues into a tent in the southwestern Greek town of Manolada yesterday following a shooting incident on Wednesday evening.  Photographs: Giorgos Moutafis/Reuters

At least 28 workers injured in incident while demanding backpay

University students burn a European Union flag during a rally against a planned overhaul of the Greek university system in front of the parliament in Athens last week.  Photograph: John Kolesidis/Reuters

Unemployment fuels poverty leaving many struggling to survive

An Athens prosecutor has launched an inquiry into claims that four men, aged 20 to 24, arrested on Friday after a double bank…

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Unidentified gunmen opened fire yesterday on the headquarters of Greece’s conservative party, which is led by Greek prime minister(...)

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Greek police have said they are unable to answer questions relating to the detention in a police cell for four days of an Egyptian(...)

As he arrived on his bike for a 3am clock-in at the family-owned bakery on the Greek island of Salamina, Walid Taleb had no reason(...)

FOUR MONTHS after it took office, Greece’s coalition passed its first major political test in the early hours of yesterday when…

Heated exchanges have taken place in the Greek parliament after deputies began a two-day debate on the country’s long-awaited…

A PROMINENT Greek journalist is due to appear in court today on charges of violating personal data, two days after the news magazi(...)

TENS OF thousands of protesters took to the streets of Athens and other Greek cities yesterday in a general strike in protest…

ON HER first visit to Greece since the onset of the debt crisis, Germany’s chancellor has told austerity-weary Greeks that while…

ATHENS YESTERDAY was the scene of one of the biggest anti-austerity demonstrations in the Greek capital since the signing of …

INSPECTORS FROM the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund – the troika – have told…

GREECE: THE LEADERS of Greece’s tripartite coalition government convened last night to fine tune the details of the country’…

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VOTE OF CONFIDENCE: JUST OVER 12 hours after his new three-party government received a comfortable vote of confidence from MPs…

GREECE’S NEW conservative prime minister will announce today the line-up of his cabinet, which is not expected to contain any…

POLITICAL LEADERS in Greece last night gave the strongest indications yet that a new government would be formed today, but said…

TALKS ON forming a coalition government are expected to continue for a second day after the leader of the largest party to emerge…

GREEK CENTRE-RIGHT leader Antonis Samaras was on course last night to seize a tight victory in a crucial election rerun, a result…

THE LEADER of Greece’s pro-memorandum conservative party has claimed victory in the country’s second election in as many months…

ON THE STREETS: THERE WEREN’T many of them but their presence was menacing all the same.

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ELECTIONS IN ATHENS: AS GREECE ENTERS the final week of campaigning in its repeat election, the question for most voters remains…

THE LEADER of Greece’s Radical Left Coalition (Syriza) has said if his party comes to power after repeat elections in a fortnight…

GREECE’S CONSERVATIVE New Democracy party has regained the lead in the opinion polls and could be in a position to form a pro…

ONE WEEK into the campaign for the second Greek general election, to be held on June 17th, a poll shows the country’s main anti…

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ONE OF Greece’s most senior judges was named caretaker prime minister yesterday and will lead the country until June 17th, when…

FRANCE AND Germany have promised “additional growth measures” to ensure Greece remains within the euro zone.

GREEKS WILL return to the polls to vote in a fresh general election next month after their political leaders failed yesterday…

GREEK party leaders will meet again today for last-chance talks on providing the country with a government that could result …

TENSE NEGOTIATIONS on the formation of a coalition government are set to continue in the Greek capital after the intervention…

GREECE FACED the wrath of Germany as talks to form a pro-bailout government in Athens came to a standstill, threatening a new…

HOPES THAT Greece’s political leaders could form a government from the fractured aftermath of last Sunday’s election had almost…

THE PROSPECT of an unexpected breakthrough to salvage the EU/IMF rescue deal for Greece is emerging after the smallest party …

GREEKS WERE given more than a glimmer of hope last night that a coalition government may emerge from last Sunday’s election when…

EUROPEAN COUNCIL president Herman Van Rompuy has called EU leaders to discuss the fallout from the Greek and French elections…

THE OUTCOME of Sunday’s general election is that Greece’s commitments to austerity are no longer valid, the leader of the country…

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A SURGE in support for Greek anti-bailout parties threw Europe’s response to the debt crisis into renewed doubt, as French sociali(...)

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THE LEADER of the party widely tipped to come first in Sunday’s general election in Greece last night reiterated his appeal to…

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