Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras also defended his embattled former finance minister, who has continued to create headaches for the government since being ousted earlier this month

Prime minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday acknowledged his government had made covert contingency plans in case Greece was forced out of the euro, but (...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras: argues that Greece is now front-page news and has been presented in “a positive light”. Photograph: Kostas Baltas/Reuters

Greece will not implement reform measures beyond those agreed at an emergency summit earlier this month, prime minister Alexis Tsipras has said, amid(...)

Criminal charges could  be brought against the former Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, following revelations of his secret plan to establish an alternative currency. Photograph: Getty

The scene has been set for possible criminal charges to be brought against the former Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, following revelations (...)

Outspoken: former  Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images 1:39

Greece’s former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, has been thrust back in the spotlight as he vigorously defended plans to launch a parallel paymen(...)

Yanis Varoufakis said on the call that he appointed a childhood friend of his at the ministry to help him carry out his plan. File photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty 1:39

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said he was authorised by the country’s prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, to come up with an emergency pl(...)

Greek  prime minister Alexis Tsipras accepted the creditors’ terms even though Greek voters had rejected an earlier offer in a referendum

Talks on tying up a new bailout deal for Greece failed to start on Friday as had been expected, with officials blaming security worries for delaying t(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras confers with Syriza colleagues during the vote at the Greek parliament in Athens. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

After passing within the space of a week a second package of legislative measures demanded by his country’s creditors, Greece’s prime minister, Alexis(...)

 Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern leaving the Banking Inquiry last week. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Over the weekend, someone argued quite seriously that if Bertie Ahern had been in that Brussels meeting last Sunday week negotiating for the Greeks, t(...)

Yanis Varoufakis: the former Greek finance minister’s book on the global economy is uneven, but his basic diagnosis may be correct. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

This is some time to be reviewing Yanis Varoufakis. Greece teeters on the edge of the euro zone, its fate a matter of ferocious dispute between Europe(...)

Greek former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said that Greece was subject to a programme that will “go down in history as the greatest disaster of macroeconomic management ever”. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Economic reforms imposed on Greece by creditors are going to fail, according to the country’s outspoken former finance minister. Yanis Varoufakis told(...)