Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras shakes hands with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu after a news conference in Ankara on Wednesday. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

The prime ministers of Turkey and Greece on Wednesday said they saw an opportunity to move toward a solution on the 40-year division of Cyprus, and At(...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras: has “Mr Teflon” come unstuck? Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

There is something disturbing about a road sign near my house reading “To the beach” when the road leads uphill. But the sea (thalassa) has always bee(...)

A protester throws a fire bomb at the entrance to Greece’s central bank during a 24-hour general strike in Athens on Thursday. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Striking Greeks took to the streets on Thursday to protest against austerity measures, setting Alexis Tsipras’s government its biggest domestic challe(...)

Eurogroup president and Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem arriving for a Eurogroup finance ministers’ meeting in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: AFP Photo/Emmanuel Dunand

Euro zone finance ministers have withheld a €2 billion loan disbursement due to Greece, though they signalled the money could be unlocked early next w(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald travels to Brussels today for a special meeting of EU justice and home affairs ministers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald travels to Brussels today for a special meeting of EU justice and home affairs ministers in what is expected t(...)

 A handout photograph  shows refugees boarding an airplane for their departure for Luxembourg, at  Athens International Airport, in Greece on Wednesday. Photograph: Andrea Bonetti/EPA

Greece relocated six asylum-seeking families to Luxembourg on Wednesday, the first such transfer from its soil under an European Union plan to ease t(...)

Yanis Varoufakis: will talk at Kilkenomics about how the Germans  behaved while he was minister for finance

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is to speak at the Kilkenomics economics festival, which is taking place in Kilkenny this week. The an(...)

A refugee prepares to hand over a toddler to a lifeguard as a half-sunken catamaran carrying about 150 refugees, most of them Syrians, arrives on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing part of the Aegean sea from Turkey, on Friday. There were no casaulties amongst the refugees who were travelling on the catamaran. Photograph: Giorgos Moutafis/Reuters.

Four infants and nine children were among those who lost their lives in Greek waters yesterday, as Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras condemned Euro(...)

Yanis Varoufakis was always cast as chief swordsman for prime minister Alexis Tsipras but close observers say the Syriza machine saw him more as ‘brainy and useful’ than a core backroom figure.  Photographs: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek

Yanis Varoufakis divides people. Anti-austerity proponents hailed him as a messiah of sorts when he became finance minister of Greece last January,(...)

Germany chancellor Angela Merkel and Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras chat after a meeting over the Balkan refugee crisis. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters.

The European Commission announced €5.9 million in emergency funding for Greece yesterday, a day after a mini-summit in Brussels agreed on a 17-poin(...)