Joan Burton said Irish people were sympathetic to Greece, reflected in their €350 million contribution to its EU/IMF programme, but that Ireland wanted to see more progress on tackling corruption and boosting tax revenue. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has called on Greece to make credible progress in boosting the tax take and fighting corruption before it receives the final €7 b(...)

The loss of 72 German nationals, including 16 schoolchildren, on Germanwings flight 4U 9525 was one of the largest losses of life in a single incident in recent German history. Photograph: Getty Images

The theme of European solidarity came to the fore in Europe in very different ways this week.On Monday, Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras visited Be(...)

 German Chancellor Angela Merkel  and Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras  inform the public about their previous talk during a press conference in the Federal Chancellery in Berlin. Photograph: Stephanie Pilick/EPA 3:04

European Parliament president Martin Schulz said in an interview published on Tuesday he expected Greece to reach an agreement with its euro zone part(...)

Angela Merkel: made a specific reference to Ireland

Ireland’s reputation as the poster boy for European reform resurfaced yesterday, as EU leaders mulled over the latest development in the Greek bailout(...)

Taoiseach  Enda Kenny arrives for the second day of the European Summit of Heads of States and governments at the EU Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Stephanie LeCocq/EPA.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has raised the prospect of further tax cuts in October’s budget as Ireland continues its bid to secure more flexibility from the (...)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras aid on Friday he was more optimistic after three hours of talks with leaders of Germany, France and European Union institutions on how Greece can secure further financing in exchange for reforms.  Photograph:  John Thysjohn/AFP/Getty Images

Greece agreed last night to submit a fresh list of reforms “within days” to lenders, as the impasse between Athens and creditors continued amid signs (...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the European summit of heads of states and governments  in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

EU leaders hardened their stance against Greece yesterday as reports suggested deposit outflows from Greek banks accelerated this week.The country is (...)

A shop owner  stands at the entrance of his shop, which sells Greek national flags, Greek themed souvenirs and soccer jerseys, at the Monastiraki district in Athens, March 16th, 2015. German sentiment is hardening against the Greeks, a new survey shows. ( Photograh: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters)

Berlin cabdriver Jens Mueller says he’s had it with the Greek government and he doesn’t want Germany to send any more of his tax money to be squand(...)

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(...)

Eurogroup president and Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem speaks to journalists as he arrives for a Eurogroup finance ministers meeting at the European Council in Brussels. Photograph: Getty

Greece is to begin technical talks with its international lenders on Wednesday, as it seeks to unlock more than €7 billion of outstanding funds due to(...)