Newly appointed Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos during a eurogroup meeting ahead of a summit at the EU headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Greece has a “matter of days” to submit fresh reform proposals to release emergency funding, Greece’s creditors warned on Tuesday, after another crisi(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and Greek president Prokopis Pavlopoulos  at the Presidential Palace in Athens. Photograph: EPA/Armando Babani

Greece will on Wednesday apply for a new bailout to keep it funded for up to two years as its economy risks grinding to a halt and European leaders(...)

French EPP President Joseph Daul aat a European People’s Party meeting. He said: “no other country” has advanced without implementing structural reforms, as he criticised Syriza’s “political gambling.” Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The Greek crisis has accentuated policy differences between the political groups in the European Parliament, as the main political groupings try to fo(...)

Minister for Finance  Michael Noonan said dDebt restructuring has always been part of the discussion around how to deal with the Greek debt crisis.  2:23

Ireland is in favour of debt restructuring for Greece, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said. Speaking on his way into today’s key meeting of (...)

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange

European stock and bond markets steadied on Tuesday before a euro zone leaders summit to discuss the Greek debt crisis while a further fall in Chin(...)

All 28 European Union leaders are due to meet next Sunday to discuss support for Greece. Photograph:   Francois Lenoir/Reuters 2:19

German chancellor Angela Merkel has said she hoped to have sufficient reform proposals from Greece this week to be able to ask the German parliament t(...)

“No” supporters shout slogans during celebrations following Sunday’s referendum   in Athens. Photograph:  Reuters/Dimitris Michalakis 1:50

As the result of the Greek referendum became clear on Sunday evening, the last stanza of Shelley’s great poem about political resistance, The Mask of (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president François Hollande speak to the press at the Elysée Palace in Paris, yesterday. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/Getty Images

The leaders of France and Germany seemed to speak directly to Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras yesterday, telling him that he urgently needs to mak(...)

A protester holds a sheet with the Greek word for ‘No’ during an open house presentation of Germany’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party  in Berlin, while German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks in the background. Photograph: Getty Images 2:19

When Alexis Tsipras meets Angela Merkel today in Brussels, the German leader may like to remind her mythology-loving Greek counterpart of the fate of (...)

New Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos (right)  with Greek president Prokopios Pavlopoulos (centre) and Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras  in Athens yesterday.  Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images 1:59

They’re both urbane English-speaking academics, cut from the same ideological cloth, and both have been deeply involved in months of negotiations wit(...)