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 (...)

Former greek finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis speaks during the 43rd annual Fete de la Rose political meeting last August  in Frangy-en-Bresse, France. Photograph:  Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty Images

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis will open the upcoming Kilkenomics festival, economist amd journalist David McWilliams has announced. T(...)

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is to speak at the Kilkenomics economics festival. Photo: Bloomberg

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is to speak at the Kilkenomics economics festival. Mr Varoufakis will give an insider account of how h(...)

Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi: Made off-the-cuff remarks to party members. Photograph: Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images

Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi yesterday found himself caught up in bitter exchanges with former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis followin(...)

 Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi said Labour party will struggle with  Jeremy Corbyn as its new leader. Photograph: EPA

Britain’s opposition Labour party has committed electoral suicide by picking left-winger Jeremy Corbyn as its new leader, Italian prime minister Matt(...)

Alexis Tsipras arrives at the presidential palace in Athens on Monday. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

Euclid Tsakalotos is to be reappointed as Greek finance minister in Alexis Tsipras’s new cabinet, a senior source in the leftist Syriza party said on (...)

A man pushes his bicycle past pre-election posters of Syriza party and former prime minister Alexis Tsipras, in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Greeks are facing the dilemma of whether they want their country to return to the past or to continue on the new path he has taken it on, the leader o(...)

A banner of Alexis Tsipras hangs over Syriza’s pre-election kiosk in Athens. The banner reads: ‘We are winning tomorrow’. Photograph: Reuters

Speculation on the outcome of the September 20th election focuses on whether Alexis Tsipras will be able to form a coalition government. Polls show N(...)

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: the  combative academic was sacked as finance minister last month after alienating euro zone counterparts with his lecturing style and divisive words. File photograph: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty Images

Yanis Varoufakis will not take part in “sad” elections expected next month in Greece and will instead focus on setting up a new movement to “restore d(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras resigned  on Thursday night in a calculated gamble to  rid himself of his party’s left flank. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg 1:16

It’s mid-August. In any normal Greek summer, political life would have ground to a halt, politicians, the journalists who hover around them and muc(...)