A woman walks past posters in Athens stating “No” ahead of Sunday’s referendum.  Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty

After days of turmoil, things have turned relatively quiet in Brussels as focus turns to Sunday’s referendum in Greece. The Wednesday decision by the(...)

The owner of a lottery and sports betting shop watches the Alexis Tsipras press conference in Athens on Wednesday.   Greece was being “blackmailed” and a No vote would be a “decisive step to a better agreement” with the country’s lenders, said Mr Tsipras. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

A slim majority of Greeks are set to vote against their government in Sunday’s referendum, according to the latest opinion poll that gave the Yes camp(...)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras during a parliamentary session in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

The events that have unfolded over the past 48 hours appear to be pushing Greece closer towards the exit door. More than five years after it began its(...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras speaks at the country’s parliament. ‘Tsipras will have to resign if the referendum results in a signal of support for the euro’. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

More than five years after Greece entered its first bailout programme, the country looks as close to an exit from the euro zone as it has been at any (...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras in Brussels. Tsipras phoned the Greek president on Thursday to brief him on the negotiations. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA 5:02

A deepening sense of crisis is characterising the Greek saga, especially after the last, chaotic 48 hours. Following Monday’s emergency eurogroup and(...)

Greek finance minister Yianis Varoufakis listens to prime minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens on Tuesday. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty

The standoff between Greece and its creditors intensified yesterday as Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras accused the International Monetary Fund o(...)

Members of the public read newspaper reports about the growing Greek debt crisis in Athens. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

The Greek crisis entered uncharted territory tonight after Athens deferred payment of €300 million due to the International Monetary Fund on Friday(...)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will address the Greek parliament on Friday on the latest developments in the bailout negotiations. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Greece will not make its €300 million to the IMF on Friday, but is instead proposing to pay its four instalments due to the Washington-based fund in o(...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras listens in parliament to a speech  by his predecessor, Antonis Samaras, who was in Brussels this week, where he discussed the continuing Greek crisis with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

As negotiations continued this week in Brussels between Greek officials and international creditors, another figure from the Greek political scene was(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras gestures before his speech during a parliament session in Athens yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Greece’s latest round of reform proposals have so far failed to satisfy creditors, with discussions set to continue with its international lenders (...)