Euro group  .... President of the eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem (centre) is seen with   Minister for Finance Michael Noonan   prior to the start of the eurogroup meeting in Brussels on Monday.   Photograph:  Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

Eight emergency meetings of finance ministers, three crisis summits, and a country on its knees. This is the sum total of four weeks of European diplo(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and his finance minister  Euclid Tsakalotos  depart following all-night bailout talks in Brussels. Photograph: Bloomberg 1:12

Has an agreement on a new bailout package for Greece been reached? Technically, no. Euro zone leaders agreed this morning to consider backing a third(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel giving a final press conference at the end of a eurozone leader summit on the Greek crisis in Brussels. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA 1:22

Tired but unemotional, German chancellor Angela Merkel strode into the Brussels pressroom. After 16 hours locked in talks, she was here to present her(...)

 Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras arrives at a euro zone leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, yesterday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Greece blinked first. In a 13-page document sent to its international lenders last Thursday night, Alexis Tsipras’s government agreed to a raft of spe(...)

Pensioners reach for their queue numbers outside of the National Bank of Greece, as they wait to withdraw their benefits. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/ AFP/Getty Images

There was a well-known advert for a global fruit company running on TV for many years. It opened with soft-pan shots of an idyllic fruit farm in South(...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras reacts after arriving at the Greek parliament to address lawmakers in Athens. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Almost two weeks after the banks closed and their economy went into freefall, Greeks awoke this morning to news that a deal is taking shape to avert a(...)

Greece prime minister Alexis Tsipras is seen on Thursday before he submitted a bailout plan to the country’s creditors.  Photograph: Bloomberg 1:28

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras appealed to his party’s deputies on Friday to back a tough reform package after abruptly offering last-minute conc(...)

Germany’s finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble: says he told Greece “just do it” with regard to outlining latest aid proposals. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany’s hardline finance minister, warned Athens that its euro membership was “not etched in stone” as he vowed to use the Greek (...)

Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos and his predecessor Yanis Varoufakis talk during a parliamentary session in Athens. Photograph: Giorgos Kontarinis/Eurokinissi/Reuters

There were hopes on Thursday night that a Greek deal could be in the offing, as the Greek government submitted fresh bailout proposals to EU instituti(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: has clarified that a debt haircut for Greece is out of the question. Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters

A surprise intervention by Donald Tusk yesterday has once again put the question of debt relief back at the centre of the Greek debate. On the back of(...)