Greece’s interior minister, Nikos Voutsis: ‘The four instalments for the IMF in June are €1.6 billion. This money will not be given, and is not there to be given.’ Photograph: Alexandros Vlachos/EPA

Greece will be unable to meet its repayments to the International Monetary Fund next month unless it reaches a deal with creditors, Greece’s interi(...)

Greek prime minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras (right) and the president of the European Investment Bank Werner Hoyer at an Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, Latvia, on Friday. Photograph: EPA/Valda Kalnina

Expectations that Greece could win some leeway from international creditors at an EU summit were dashed yesterday as the leaders of France and German(...)

Latvian president Andris Berzins welcomes German chancellor Angela Merkel at the House of the Blackhead in Riga  at the start of the EU Eastern Partnership Summit. Photograph: Alain Jocardalain/AFP/Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel has attempted to ease Russian concerns ahead of the Riga summit, stressing that the EU’s eastern partnership policy (...)

Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister, looks on prior to speaking to MPs in Athens, Greece . Photographer: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

The European Union’s monetary affairs chief said on Monday that Greece and its EU partners were now closer to an understanding on many areas of reform(...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has suggested a debt swap to push back debt payments to the ECB Photograph: EPA

Greece on Thursday offered a concession to its international lenders by pushing ahead with the sale of its biggest port, Piraeus. Greece has as(...)

Greek government has accused the country’s central bank governor Yannis Stournaras of attempting to undermine the administration. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

The European Central Bank is increasingly concerned by a deteriorating relationship between the Greek government and the country’s central bank, accor(...)

Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister, said he is counting on a Monday meeting with his euro-area counterparts in Brussels to establish a “good paving stone” toward the release of the loans his country is seeking to avert a default. (Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg)

Euro-area governments are considering putting together an aid package for Greece to cushion the country’s economy if it was forced out of the euro, a(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble: “If it fails, it won’t be because of us.” Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

Euro-zone finance ministers gather in Brussels this afternoon for a key meeting on Greece, amid mixed signals about whether an interim deal can be str(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras: honeymoon with Greece ended abruptly. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Oscar Wilde said every American bride is taken to see Niagara Falls on her honeymoon. “It is the second, if not the first, disappointment of marrie(...)

Thomas Piketty: “Euro zone finance ministers have been meeting every other week for the past four months to discuss Greece, and nobody knows what they’ve done or what they are talking about. We are just losing time.”

France’s best known economist is more worried about a Grexit than a Brexit. In a wide-ranging discussion with the Anglo-American Press Association in (...)