German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has told a German newspaper he was sure the Greek government would be able to fulfil the conditions attached to its bailout. Photograph: EPA

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has told a German newspaper he was sure the Greek government would be able to fulfil the conditions attach(...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis:  “The question is if we have compromised our basic principle. And the answer is a big, fat no.” Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Last week, in between a hectic schedule of meetings with his euro zone counterparts in Brussels and colleagues and officials on his home turf, Greece’(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: “Our economy is growing; our public finances are under control. Jobs are being created.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has held the door open to a Fine Gael-Labour Coalition backed by Independents if the result of the next election i(...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras: one of his major challenges will be maintaining political cohesion within his government over the next few months. Photograph: Kostas Tsipras/Bloomberg

On Tuesday, the stand-off between the new Greek government and its international creditors reached a temporary resolution as the euro group backed a r(...)

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(...)

People line up to receive olives and bread distributed for free on Pnyx Hill, opposite the Acropolis in Athens yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Yannis Kolesidis

Euro zone finance ministers will hold a conference call on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the latest reform proposals from Greece as it looks to unlock (...)

 Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan: Conceded that the Government never directly asked for debt write-down. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 3:54

Late on Friday night the Greeks came bearing gifts for Fine Gael. And for once there was little need to beware. For several years now, critics of the (...)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attends a cabinet meeting in the Greek parliament in Athens on Saturday. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

Greece’s government prepared reform measures on Sunday to secure a financial lifeline from the euro zone, but was attacked for selling “illusions” to (...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis (R) shakes hand with his Spanish counterpart  Luis De Guindos   during an extraordinary euro zone finance ministers meeting (Eurogroup) to discuss Athens’  bailout. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters.

Greece and the Eurogroup of finance ministers have reached deal in principle to extend the country’s bailout by four months. The agreement remo(...)

A European Union  flag alongside a Greek national flag beneath Acropolis Hill in Athens, Greece. The troubled state’s bailout is due to expire at the end of next week.  Photographer: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Euro zone finance ministers including Michael Noonan travel to Brussels on Friday for an emergency meeting amid mounting uncertainty about the status (...)