European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gives a statement  on the situation in Greece, at the EU commission headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Reuters/Yves Herman

Jean-Claude Juncker took to the podium in the packed European Commission press room yesterday, but his focus was not the swarms of journalists that(...)

A man walks past graffiti in Athens on Monday. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

There was little support for a Yes vote in next Sunday’s referendum on the terms offered by Greece’s creditors amongmembers of the Greek community in (...)

Spain’s economy   minister Luis de Guindos says Spain’s economy  is in good shape. Photgraph: Andrea Comas/Reuters

Spain is one of the countries where the Greek crisis is being most keenly followed, due to its own economic characteristics which in the past have mad(...)

Packets of medicines sit in a drawer inside a pharmacy store  in Athens, Greece. Photographer: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Drugmakers said on Monday they would continue to ship medicines to Greece in coming weeks, despite mounting unpaid bills, but warned supplies could be(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said the Government was keeping ‘a very close watch’ on events in Greece. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Government statement said the Economic Management Council (EMC) met on Monday evening to discuss “developments in Greece and across the euro zone”. (...)

Pensioners waiting outside a closed National Bank branch and hoping to get their pensions, argue with a bank employee in Iraklio on the island of Crete. Photograph:  Reuters/Stefanos Rapanis 3:02

It has been obvious for some time that the creation of the euro was a terrible mistake. Europe never had the preconditions for a successful single cur(...)

A protester flashes a victory sign behind a Greek flag in front of the parliament building, during an anti-austerity rally in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters 3:02

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has urged Greeks to reject the terms of an international aid deal in a July 5th referendum, dismissing warnings that a ‘(...)

 People read the headlines of daily newspapers after Greece closed its banks on Monday in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images 1:11

Greek prime minister Alex Tsipras published a decree in the official government gazette setting out the capital controls to be imposed on the count(...)

 People read newspapers at a kiosk in central Athens on Monday. Photograph: Yannis Kolesidis/EPA 1:11

The Irish Travel Agents Association has said about 30,000 people travel to Greece from Ireland each year, and that the destination’s popularity hasn’t(...)

Ewald Nowotny: “I assume that the majority of Greeks want to stay in the euro area, so I can imagine that this is a basis for new negotiations”

German chancellor Angela Merkel told a leadership meeting of her Christian Democrats (CDU) on Monday that it was up to Greece to move in the reform st(...)