European Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis: European taxpayers had offered “unprecedented financial assistance” to Greece. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

Euro zone finance ministers and leaders gather in Brussels today for a series of emergency meetings on Greece that are likely to prove decisive in th(...)

A woman withdraws money from an ATM while others speak to an official of the bank, in Athens. Photograph: Louisa Goulimaki/AFP/Getty 1:48

Cafés are busy. The streets are choked with traffic. Tourists brave stifling heat to wander amidst the ruins of the Acropolis. The morning after thous(...)

No supporters celebrate near the Greek parliament in Syntagma Square, Athens on Sunday night. After a resounding No vote in the referendum  the focus will turn to Frankfurt and the ECB’s next move.   Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters 0:56

Following months of acrimonious and ultimately fruitless negotiations, the Greek public has spoken on whether to accept or reject the terms of a furth(...)

Jobseekers queue to enter an employment centre in Athens. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

In August last year French authorities began an investigation into possible negligence by Christine Lagarde, now head of the International Monetary Fu(...)

The word ‘No’ in Greek is daubed over the sign for the new European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters  in Frankfurt. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

As the first rays of sun in Frankfurt struck the skyscrapers of Germany’s financial capital, people hurrying to work were shocked but not surprised th(...)

Spain’s economy   minister Luis de Guindos says Spain’s economy  is in good shape. Photgraph: Andrea Comas/Reuters

Spain is one of the countries where the Greek crisis is being most keenly followed, due to its own economic characteristics which in the past have mad(...)

The Five Presidents’ report outlines plans to strengthen economic and monetary union through closer integration of the euro group. Photograph: Getty Images

Largely lost in the fog of war and plethora of meetings over Greece this week was an initiative about the future of the EU that deserves public att(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras in Brussels. Tsipras phoned the Greek president on Thursday to brief him on the negotiations. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA 5:02

A deepening sense of crisis is characterising the Greek saga, especially after the last, chaotic 48 hours. Following Monday’s emergency eurogroup and(...)

 Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras is welcomed by European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker ahead of a meeting on Greece in Brussels. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

It is somewhat ironic that this week’s scheduled summit of European Union’s leaders was expected to deal with the bloc’s grand plan to deepen economic(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras,  leaves  the  emergency meeting with the heads of the three creditor institutions in Brussels. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/ Bloomberg

Greece’s ruling Syriza party has rounded on the country’s international lenders, accusing them of jeopardising efforts to avert a Greek default by (...)