Cypriot minister of finance Harris Georgiades (right)  with Dutch finance minister and president of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem (left) at a Eurogroup finance ministers meeting in Brussels on March 7th. Photograph: Laurent Dubrule/EPA

Cyprus has become the fourth euro zone country to exit an EU-IMF bailout programme, as euro zone finance ministers gave a green light to the country t(...)

 Euclid Tsakalotos: Dublin was not on the itinerary of the Greek finance minister’s tour of European capitals this week. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

As the European Union embarks on another year expected to be dominated by the refugee crisis and the threat of Brexit, a resurgent Greek crisis is som(...)

Simon Harris said ‘an awful lot has changed’ since Ireland secured a commitment from EU leaders to revisit the question of recompensing Ireland for its bank rescue.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Minister of State Simon Harris has played down any expectation that the government will seek further debt relief from its international creditors, cla(...)

Eurogroup president and Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem arriving for a Eurogroup finance ministers’ meeting in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: AFP Photo/Emmanuel Dunand

Euro zone finance ministers have withheld a €2 billion loan disbursement due to Greece, though they signalled the money could be unlocked early next w(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras (right):  has told his electorate he will comply with the terms of the three-year bailout. Photograph:   Louisa Gouliamaki

Euro zone finance ministers gather in Luxembourg for two days of scheduled meetings that are expected be dominated by Greece, with finance minister(...)

European Stability Mechanism managing director Klaus Regling: ‘The Greek government should sell what has happened already – and what might have been – very positively to their electorate.’ Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Peter Spiegel in Brussels The head of the euro zone’s €500 billion bailout fund has played down expectations that Greece will be granted large-scale (...)

People line up at an ATM outside an Alpha Bank branch in Athens, Greece on July 16th, 2015. Greece awoke with a political hangover on Thursday after parliament approved a stringent bailout programme, thanks to the votes of the pro-European opposition, amid the worst protest violence this year. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters

Greece is expected to meet a key €3.5 billion payment to the European Central Bank on Monday after the eurogroup of finance ministers approved a €7 bi(...)

Mr Regling said he expects the IMF to participate in a third bailout

The head of the European Stability Mechanism on Thursday warned of a collapse in the Greek banking system if the country does not secure a third bailo(...)

European Stability Mechanism (ESM) managing director Klaus Regling: says  he expects the IMF to contribute to any third bailout package, once Greece’s arrears with it have been paid.  Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The International Monetary Fund has warned that Greece will need significantly more debt relief than has been envisaged by its European lenders, ra(...)

Head of the eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem: “A lot of trust had been lost . . . it has to be rebuilt.”  Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

  Negotiations on a third bailout for Greece will take at least four weeks, the head of the eurogroup of finance ministers predicted yeste(...)