Greece’s Finance Minister, Yianis Varoufakis. In an interview marathon over the weekend, both Greek and German finance ministers tried to put very different spins on last week’s deal in Brussels.

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has announced he will ask EU partners for further assistance in the coming weeks to “smooth over a cash-flo(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble after making his speech, near German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in the Bundestag in Berlinon Friday. Photograph: EPA

Through gritted teeth, and for very different reasons, a comfortable majority of German parliamentarians backed a four-month extension to the Greek EU(...)

The Bundestag is expected to vote on the extension of the Greek loan programme on Friday after the eurogroup yesterday approved reform measures propo(...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said Europe and Greece had “turned a page” with the agreement. Photograph: Yves Herman

Greece has signed up to a provisional agreement that will pave way for an extension of its bailout programme until June, breaking weeks of deadlock be(...)

 Greek prime minister   Alexis Tsipras: “We are working hard for an honest and mutually beneficial deal, a deal without austerity, without the bailout which has destroyed Greece in recent years.”  Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA

A breakthrough in the Greek debt impasse looked imminent last night after the Greek government indicated that it may request a temporary extension of(...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis insinuated on Monday that the European Commission was prepared to back Greece’s demands, but was scuppered by the euro group, led by Germany.

To end one emergency euro group meeting in disarray could be regarded as a misfortune, but for two meetings to break down without agreement looks l(...)

International Monetary Fund  managing director Christine Lagarde with Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis at an extraordinary euro zone finance ministers’ meeting in Brussels last night. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Germany has urged Greece to follow Ireland’s example in how it retooled its bailout programme after the last general election rather than trying to r(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said he looked forward to hearing directly from the Greek finance minister.

The Government has made no decision on seeking a concession for Ireland should Greece’s debt be renegotiated, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has (...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras expresses confidence  a deal could be negotiated with Greece’s EU partners. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Greek bond yields rose sharply yesterday while the Athens stock market fell by 5 per cent as the standoff between Athens and its international lender(...)

Even before the new Greek government embarked on its magical mystery tour of Europe this week, the French cartoonist Nicolas Vadot asked – and answ(...)