Spainish prime minister Mariano Rajoy: “We’re not responsible for the frustration of the Greek radical left, which promised what it could not deliver, as has been made clear.” Photograph: Andrea Comas/Reuters

They used to be fellow members of the group of highly indebted European nations known disparagingly as the “Pigs”. But a political fault line has open(...)

Talks have begun on a third bailout for Greece worth €30 billion-€50 billion, the Spanish economy minister has announced.“We are negotiating a third r(...)

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has told a German newspaper he was sure the Greek government would be able to fulfil the conditions attached to its bailout. Photograph: EPA

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has told a German newspaper he was sure the Greek government would be able to fulfil the conditions attach(...)

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

Last week, in between a hectic schedule of meetings with his euro zone counterparts in Brussels and colleagues and officials on his home turf, Greece’(...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras: one of his major challenges will be maintaining political cohesion within his government over the next few months. Photograph: Kostas Tsipras/Bloomberg

On Tuesday, the stand-off between the new Greek government and its international creditors reached a temporary resolution as the euro group backed a r(...)

Greece’s professional leagues have been suspended in a bid to crackdown on incidents of crowd violence. (Photograph: REUTERS/Kostas Tsironis)

Greece’s professional football leagues have been suspended indefinitely in a bid to crackdown on crowd violence, the top-flight Super League announced(...)

The Bundestag is expected to vote on the extension of the Greek loan programme on Friday after the eurogroup yesterday approved reform measures propo(...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said Europe and Greece had “turned a page” with the agreement. Photograph: Yves Herman

Greece has signed up to a provisional agreement that will pave way for an extension of its bailout programme until June, breaking weeks of deadlock be(...)

People line up to receive olives and bread distributed for free on Pnyx Hill, opposite the Acropolis in Athens yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Yannis Kolesidis

Euro zone finance ministers will hold a conference call on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the latest reform proposals from Greece as it looks to unlock (...)

 Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan: Conceded that the Government never directly asked for debt write-down. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 3:54

Late on Friday night the Greeks came bearing gifts for Fine Gael. And for once there was little need to beware. For several years now, critics of the (...)