A worker at the State Printing Office in Athens packs printed ballot papers for Sunday’s referendum. Simela Pantzartzi/EPA.

The Greek debt crisis took a dramatic turn yesterday, as Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras announced he was seeking a third bailout for his country (...)

Protestors gather during a demonstration in support of the European Union (EU) in Athens, Greece on Tuesday. Photograph: Bloomberg

Euro zone finance ministers are to hold an emergency conference call on Wednesday to consider Greece’s request for a third bailout, after a last-minut(...)

Pro-Euro protesters hold a large European flag reading “Yes” in front of the parliament building in Athens on Tuesday evening. Photograph: Getty 1:41

The chairman of the Eurogroup said on Tuesday Greece is on track to default at midnight and Athens’ stance towards its creditors would have to change (...)

Pensioners waiting outside a closed National Bank branch and hoping to get their pensions, argue with a bank employee in Iraklio in Crete. Photograph: Stefanos Rapanis/Reuters 1:49

Diplomatic efforts to persuade Greece to engage with European lenders have intensified ahead of the expected expiration of the Greek bailout on Tuesda(...)

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gives a statement  on the situation in Greece, at the EU commission headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Reuters/Yves Herman

Jean-Claude Juncker took to the podium in the packed European Commission press room yesterday, but his focus was not the swarms of journalists that(...)

A protester flashes a victory sign behind a Greek flag in front of the parliament building, during an anti-austerity rally in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters 3:02

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has urged Greeks to reject the terms of an international aid deal in a July 5th referendum, dismissing warnings that a ‘(...)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras during a parliamentary session in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

The events that have unfolded over the past 48 hours appear to be pushing Greece closer towards the exit door. More than five years after it began its(...)

The screen of an ATM at a branch of Greece’s National Bank announces that the withdrawal of money is not possible, in Athens this morning. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA 5:02

January 25 - Greek general election: Syriza wins leading to election of 40-year-old Alexis Tsipras as Greek prime minister February 20th - Eurogroup(...)

People march in Athens  on June 28th, 2015 during a demonstration calling for a ‘No’ in the  referendum on funding proposals from Greece’s creditors and for Greece’s exit from the euro zone. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images 5:02

The Government is stepping up contingency plans for the possibility of Greece leaving the euro after a chaotic breakdown in debt talks led Athens to c(...)

Michael Noonan: ‘I thought there was a basis for a solution in the two papers.’ Photograph: Michel Euler/AP

The European Commission and the IMF have said the “door is still open” for Greece to negotiate with lenders, as the European Commission published th(...)