Greece’s new government led by Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras poses outside the Greek parliament. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/Getty Images

It’s been a week of massive change for Greece. After leading his leftist Syriza party to its first general election victory last Sunday, Alexis Tsi(...)

Jeroen Dijsselbloem (left), head of the euro zone finance ministers’ group, and Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis shake hands after their press conference  in Athens on Friday. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Reuters

Greece has rejected any further dealings with the troika, sparking fears of major tensions in negotiations with Europe in the weeks ahead and potentia(...)

 Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem (L) and Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis (R) speak during a press conference following a meeting at the Finance Ministry in Athens. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA.

The new leftwing government in Athens opened negotiations on its bailout package with European partners on Friday by flatly rejecting the expected (...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras (C) and members of the Greek government pose  for a family photograph  outside the Parliament in Athens ahead of their first cabinet meeting. Photograph: Pantelis Saitas/EPA.

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and his finance minister have pledged to avoid a standoff with creditors but say they still intend to roll back (...)

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaüble:    in November the European Commission  had   invited national governments   to contribute to the EU investment fund, and earlier this month moved to clarify that such investments would be excluded in debt and deficit calculations. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

in Brussels German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has said Germany is not keen on national governments contributing to the European Commission’s(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan with the European economics commissioner Pierre Moscovici in Brussels. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Euro zone finance minsters pledged to “work constructively” with the new Greek government but ruled out any cut to the country’s nominal debt despite (...)

A supporter runs towards Syriza leader and new Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras as he walks in Athens. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA 2:17

European lenders gave a cautious welcome to the election of a new government in Greece yesterday, but warned that a writedown of Greek debt was not on(...)

Speaking as the Eurogroup of finance ministers met in Brussels, Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem said: “We all have to realise and the Greek people have to realise that the major problems in the Greek economy have not disappeared and haven’t even changed overnight because of the simple fact that an election took place”. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA.

The European Union showed a willingness on Monday to give Athens more time to pay its debts, but said it would not yield to a new Greek government’s d(...)

Jeroen Dijsselbloem has said the question of extending the Greek bailout would be under consideration at today’s euro group meeting, which will be attended by Irish finance minister Michael Noonan and his 18 euro zone counterparts.  Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg.

The eurogroup is willing to work with the new Greek government, but there is little support for any writedown in the nominal value of debt, the head o(...)

Head of Greece’s Syriza party Alexis Tsipras waves to supporters after winning the elections in Athens. Photograph: Giorgos Moutafis/Reuters 2:17

  Greece has turned a page, is leaving fear behind and is moving forward with hope and dignity, the youthful leader expected to become the(...)