A baby at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border. Hanging the country out to dry and expelling it from the euro area as it grapples with Europe’s biggest refugee crisis since the Second World War is not an option.  REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

As thousands of migrants remain trapped in Greece the country finds itself at the coalface of Europe’s refugee crisis. It is hoping last month’s refug(...)

Statoil jumped 6.1 per cent after Norway’s biggest oil company unexpectedly posted a profit

Energy companies pushed European equities up for a second day running, amid better-than-estimated earnings reports and news of oil reaching $45 a barr(...)

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde has described the approach to the Greek crisis as a “two legged” approach. Photograph: Stephen Jaffe/EPA

Discussions on new debt relief measures for Greece will commence as early as next Thursday, as the eurogroup of finance ministers agreed to endorse a (...)

The government of  Alexis Tsipras has pushed through dozens of reforms, but many outstanding issues remain. Photograph: EPA

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras made a fresh call for debt relief ahead of Friday’s meeting of euro zone finance ministers, as new data showed tha(...)

Children cover their faces to protect themselves from dust amid strong winds at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni on Wednesday. Photograph:  Daniel Mihailescu/ AFP/Getty Images

Visa-free travel for Turkish citizens travelling to the EU may be agreed as early as May 4th, the European Commission said on Wednesday, as it reporte(...)

Pope Francis meets refugees at the Moria refugee camp, on the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/Pool Photo via AP

Pope Francis returned from a visit to the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday, taking 12 Syrian refugees with him as a “gesture of welcome” amidst wha(...)

A gust of wind lifts Pope Francis’s mantilla: “I travel to Lesbos to express my closeness and solidarity, both to the refugees and to the citizens of Lesbos and to the whole Greek people, who have been so generous in receiving” asylum seekers. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys

Pope Francis travels to Lesbos on Saturday – not to publicly criticise the manner in which Europe has handled the migration crisis, but as a “humanita(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras: Greece and its international lenders have come under criticism from  Germany’s Ifo Institute. Photograph: Alexandros Vlachos/EPA

Germany’s Ifo Institute is proud of its standing as an independent think tank. Chancellor Angela Merkel and other political leaders might wish it were(...)

Yanis Varoufakis: traces the origins of Europe’s crisis to 1971 in his new book. Photograph: milos bicanski/getty images

Eight months after his abrupt resignation as Greece’s finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis is back in the thick of things, leading a new pan-European po(...)

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde denied on Sunday that IMF staff would push Greece closer to default as a negotiating tactic on a new Greek bailout deal, which she said was “still a good distance away.”   (Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters)

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde denied on Sunday that IMF staff would push Greece closer to default as a negotiating (...)