Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister, has so far pledged to repay in full obligations to the International Monetary Fund and the ECB, as well as private bondholders. (Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg)

In Athens, the unspeakable is at risk of becoming the inevitable. Market metrics show Greece is in danger of sinking under the burden of its de(...)

Greece’s finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, prepares to leave the Maximos Mansion in Athens on his motorbike yesterday after a meeting with prime minister Alexis Tsipras. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Greece submitted a long-awaited list of structural reforms to its creditors yesterday as its leftist-led government warned it would stop meeting debt (...)

(From left to right)  European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras, president of the European Council, Polish, Donald Tusk, secretary general of the  EU council Uwe Corsepius, ECB president Mario Draghi, French president Francois Hollande, German chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch finance minister and president of Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem sit at the start of a special roundtable meeting on the Greek financial crisis, on the sideline of an EU summit in Brussels,  on Thursday. Photograph: EPA

The situation between Greece and its international creditors remains precarious as another late-night meeting in Brussels ended without specific progr(...)

GreekPrime Minister Alexis Tsipras: lambasted Declan Costello for writing a letter to the Greeks in which he appeared to put pressure on the country to stall a parliamentary vote on a suite of anti-poverty measures.  Photograph: EPA/Stephanie Lecocq

What with Michael Noonan’s cheesy jibes, Enda Kenny’s strategic snuggling up to Angela Merkel and his patronising debt lectures, the beleaguered Greek(...)

German comedian  Jan Böhmermann. He claimed responsibility on Wednesday for manipulating a video that allegedly shows Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis giving Germany the “middle finger” 0:51

The German row over the middle finger of Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has taken an absurd turn. Since Sunday evening Germans have ob(...)

Greece prime minister Alexis Tsipras who will hold a meeting on the margins of the summit  with German chancellor Angela Merkel, French president Francois Hollande, and the heads of the European Commission, European Council and European Central Bank. Photograph: EPA

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras travels to Brussels today for a two-day summit of EU leaders, amid continuing tensions between Athens and its inte(...)

A caricature depicts Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras  and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the traditional rosemonday carnival parade in the western German city of Duesseldorf. Photogaraph. AFP/Getty Images

I am very pleased that Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, and Greece’s prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, took my advice about the need for compromise.(...)

Greece’s finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. Athens faces questions over its determination to tackle tax evasion by rich Greeks. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras will face down his German critics – and Chancellor Angela Merkel – next Monday on his first official visit to Berl(...)

Speaking alongside Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras in Brussels, European President Jean-Claude Juncker saod: “This is not a time for division. This is the time for coming together.” Photograph: AFP/Getty

in Brussels DEREK SCALLY in Berlin European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker struck a conciliatory tone with Greece yesterday, as Greek finan(...)

Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan (L) talks with Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis (R) during an European Union finance ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday. Varoufakis has described his country as the most bankrupt in the world and said European leaders knew all along that Athens would never repay its debts, in blunt comments that sparked a backlash in the German media on Tuesday. (Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has described his country as the most bankrupt in the world and said European leaders knew all along that Ath(...)