Former EU commissioner Stavros Dimas, the Greek government’s candidate in the country’s presidential election. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

The party of the Greek prime minister has said it is the target of a “staged provocation” following fresh allegations from an opposition MP who cla(...)

A protester wearing a Santa hat shouts slogans during a rally in Athens on December 17th, 2014. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras called for support on Wednesday ahead of a tight parliamentary vote that will trigger elections unless he can wi(...)

Greece’s prime minister and leader of New Democracy party Antonis Samaras: made  a surprise announcement that he was bringing the election for a new head of state forward by two months. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

With only four days to go before Greece’s MPs begin voting for the country’s new president, it’s still far from clear how the coalition under prime mi(...)

Greece’s finance minister Gikas Hardouvelis and European economic and financial affairs commissioner Pierre Moscovici in Brussels: tensions that  have been simmering in Greece over its imminent bailout exit erupted this week. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

As Irish citizens took to the streets to protest against austerity measures imposed in part by the troika, another bailout country re-emerged onto the(...)

BMW Group rose 1.1 per cent after saying deliveries of BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce cars rose 7.6 per cent in November to 188,342

European equity indexes staged a modest rebound on Wednesday, led by German stocks after a strong update from BMW, although worries about Greece cappe(...)

Euro group chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem said it was vital that Greece ensures a “rapid and full implementation of all the reform measures necessary to conclude the fifth review”.

Suzanne Lynch in Brussels Greece was given a two-month extension to its bailout on Monday, as Athens announced it will hold presidential elections thi(...)

 Prime minister Antonis Samaras: “Greece doesn’t need another bailout programme or another forced loan,” Mr Samaras told the Greek parliament on Friday.

Euro zone finance ministers meet in Luxembourg today amid increasing uncertainty over the status of Greece’s bailout after the Greek government won a (...)

New president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker with Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras in Athens yesterday. It was Mr Juncker’s first  visit to an EU member state in his new capacity. Photograph: EPA

Incoming European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker yesterday played down the option of an outright writing-off of part of the euro zone loans (...)

Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi arrives to the plenary session at European Parliament in Strasbourg to present the programme of the Italian presidency. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The European Union must regain people’s “trust and confidence” Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi said yesterday, in a speech to mark the start of(...)

China’s prime minister, Li Keqiang, admires artifacts displayed in the Archaelogical Museum of Athens, Greece. Photograph: EPA/Alexandros Vlachos

China wants to invest in Greece’s airports, railways and its busiest port, the two countries have said, as the country where the euro debt crisis b(...)