IMF managing director Christine Lagarde at the start of a working session of G7 finance ministers and central bank governors during the G7 summit   in Dresden. Photograph:  Robert Michael/AFP/Getty Images

Senior officials at the G7 finance minister meeting in Dresden have admitted further loans and debt relief for Greece are unavoidable if – but onl(...)

Greek prime minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras (right) and the president of the European Investment Bank Werner Hoyer at an Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, Latvia, on Friday. Photograph: EPA/Valda Kalnina

Expectations that Greece could win some leeway from international creditors at an EU summit were dashed yesterday as the leaders of France and German(...)

Latvian president Andris Berzins welcomes German chancellor Angela Merkel at the House of the Blackhead in Riga  at the start of the EU Eastern Partnership Summit. Photograph: Alain Jocardalain/AFP/Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel has attempted to ease Russian concerns ahead of the Riga summit, stressing that the EU’s eastern partnership policy (...)

Migrants after disembarking from the migrant offshore aid station vessel Phoenix in Augusta, Sicily. The European Commission is to introduce a “European Agenda on Migration” today. Photograph: Francesco Malavolta/AP

The European Commission has amended part of its migrant strategy ahead of today’s announcement of a European agenda on migration, in the face of oppos(...)

Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister, arrives for a government meeting at the Greek parliament in Athens on Tuesday.

The European Commission has warned Greece there is “still a lot of ground to be covered” before a deal can be reached with lenders, following confirma(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble: “If it fails, it won’t be because of us.” Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

Euro-zone finance ministers gather in Brussels this afternoon for a key meeting on Greece, amid mixed signals about whether an interim deal can be str(...)

A European Union flag flutters as the ancient Parthenon temple. Photograph:  Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Greece made a small interest payment to the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday but European lenders dashed hopes for a cash-for-reforms deal (...)

Greece’s finance minister Yanis Varoufakis arrives for a meeting with EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Pierre Moscovici at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

With Greece facing an interest repayment of €200 million to the IMF today, Greece and its international creditors remained locked in discussions in B(...)

Greek myths: A sixth myth is that if Greece defaults, it would have to create a new currency and so leave the eurozone.

The Greek epic continues. It will not end well if the people involved do not recognise they are clinging on to myths. Here are six, each of which pose(...)

 Prime minister David Cameron on the Conservative election campaign bus, near Builth Wells, Wales. Photograph:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Job numbers in the UK now stand at a record high and unemployment has fallen back to 1.8 million, according to published figures seized upon by the(...)