Evangelos Meimarakis, leader of the New Democracy Party of Greece: an accidental leader selling himself as a safe pair of hands. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Syriza Leader: Alexis Tsipras In contrast to the general election he won eight months ago, a more sombre Alexis Tsipras is now leading into battle a w(...)

Supporters of the No campaign react during the results of the referendum in Athens. Photograph: ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU/EPA

Greece’s ruling Syriza party hailed the overwhelming result as a triumph for its anti-austerity stance, while recriminations among Greek conservative(...)

People celebrate in front of the Greek parliament as the people of Greece reject the debt bailout by creditors on July 6th, 2015 in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

The European Union entered uncharted waters on Sunday night after Greek voters emphatically rejected an international bailout, defying warnings that a(...)

A demonstrator wears No stickers (Oxi in Greek) during an anti-austerity rally in Syntagma Square in Athens, yesterday. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

A mere glance at the front page of any Greek daily over the week-long referendum campaign was more than enough to indicate the political preferences o(...)

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(...)