Contrasting styles . . . Greece prime minister Alexis Tsipras and Taoiseach Enda Kenny chat during a recent summit. Photograph: EPA/Julien Arnand.

The reckless and chaotic way the Syriza government is risking the future of the Greek people in a game of political poker it can’t win throws a favour(...)

Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister, who said on RTÉ radio yesterday that a Greek bailout deal was imminent. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

The euro zone’s rescue fund has warned Greece it could demand the repayment of bailout loans early following the country’s non-payment of an Intern(...)

Klaus Regling: as director of the ESM he helps manage the bailout programme and loans. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Ahead of tomorrow’s referendum uncertainties abound over whether Greece will apply for a third bailout, what it would look like and, most importantly,(...)

  European Stability Mechanism (ESM) managing director Klaus Regling (left) and Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis (right) at the start of the Eurogroup meeting at the European Council in Brussels last month. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The euro zone’s rescue fund, Greece’s largest creditor, said on Friday it reserved the right to call in €130.9 billion in debt ahead of schedule after(...)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsirpas delivers a televised address to the nation from his office at Maximos Mansion  in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Getty 1:28

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has vowed to push on with his plan for a referendum this Sunday on the recent proposals from the country’s credito(...)

Under the terms of Ireland’s bailout, officials will undertake two post-programme surveillance missions each year until 75 per cent of Ireland’s bailout loans are repaid. Photograph: Getty Images

Troika officials are due to meet officials from the Department of Finance and the Central Bank over the coming days as part of the third post-bailou(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Greece’s European creditors intensified pressure on the indebted nation yesterday, warning the Greek government that a deal is unlikely at next week(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble at the meeting of euro zone finance ministers yesterday. Photograph:Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The ongoing Greek drama took another turn yesterday evening when a scheduled euro group meeting of euro zone finance ministers ended abruptly without (...)

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 (...)

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(...)