Greece’s interior minister, Nikos Voutsis: ‘The four instalments for the IMF in June are €1.6 billion. This money will not be given, and is not there to be given.’ Photograph: Alexandros Vlachos/EPA

Greece will be unable to meet its repayments to the International Monetary Fund next month unless it reaches a deal with creditors, Greece’s interi(...)

Latvian president Andris Berzins welcomes German chancellor Angela Merkel at the House of the Blackhead in Riga  at the start of the EU Eastern Partnership Summit. Photograph: Alain Jocardalain/AFP/Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel has attempted to ease Russian concerns ahead of the Riga summit, stressing that the EU’s eastern partnership policy (...)

Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister, looks on prior to speaking to MPs in Athens, Greece . Photographer: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

The European Union’s monetary affairs chief said on Monday that Greece and its EU partners were now closer to an understanding on many areas of reform(...)

Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister, said he is counting on a Monday meeting with his euro-area counterparts in Brussels to establish a “good paving stone” toward the release of the loans his country is seeking to avert a default. (Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg)

Euro-area governments are considering putting together an aid package for Greece to cushion the country’s economy if it was forced out of the euro, a(...)

Graffiti covers the shopping windows of closed shops, as a pedestrian walks past, in Athens, Greece. Euro-area officials were sceptical that a technical agreement would be reached by Wednesday.  Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Talks between Greece and its international creditors gained urgency as the two sides remained apart on key elements of the country’s bailout agenda af(...)

Greek myths: A sixth myth is that if Greece defaults, it would have to create a new currency and so leave the eurozone.

The Greek epic continues. It will not end well if the people involved do not recognise they are clinging on to myths. Here are six, each of which pose(...)

Alexis Tsipras met the head of Russia’s state-owned gas company Gazprom on Tuesday amid signs a commitment to building a joint pipeline between the Black Sea and Greece may be in the offing. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to discuss the escalating Greek standoff with German chancellor Angela Merkel tomorrow in Brussels, ah(...)

A European Union flag and a Greek national flag fly beneath the Parthenon temple on Acropolis Hill in Athens, Greece. Global lenders’ negotiations with Greece, which have been moving at a crawl recently, have gained some momentum but remained a long way from the finish line, the International Monetary Fund’s European head told a German newspaper. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Global lenders’ negotiations with Greece, which have been moving at a crawl recently, have gained some momentum but remained a long way from the finis(...)

Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister, speaks during a panel discussion at the Brookings Institution on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group Spring Meetings in Washington  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis promised to compromise in negotiations over the next instalment of a bailout loan that would prevent a default(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras: his government’s   labour market, pension reform and  privatisation measures face troika scrutiny.  Photograph: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images

Greece will this week seek to agree core elements of a provisional deal with international creditors ahead of a key meeting of euro zone finance mini(...)