Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister, who said on RTÉ radio yesterday that a Greek bailout deal was imminent. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

The euro zone’s rescue fund has warned Greece it could demand the repayment of bailout loans early following the country’s non-payment of an Intern(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said it would be a tragedy for Greece to leave the EU. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said it is like the Greek government has been taken over by a student union during the ongoing debt crisis. Mr V(...)

An elderly man cries outside a national bank branch as pensioners queue to get their pensions in Thessaloniki on Friday. Photograph: AFP

The European Commission has denied talks are ongoing between the Greek government and EU lenders on a bailout deal ahead of Sunday’s referendum. Speak(...)

Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister: Syriza’s disastrous negotiating strategy also means the Greek public is being offered a deal they would have probably secured anyway. Photographer: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

When the definitive history of the European Union is written, the closing weeks of June 2015 may stand out as one of the darkest hours. With Greek tee(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: said she would not be blackmailed into an agreement with Athens at any price. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Getty Images

Germany has said that any solution on the Greek standoff with its European creditors will have to wait until after Sunday’s referendum – and will in(...)

Bank Of England governor Mark Carney: “Britain’s attitude to this developing crisis is clear: we hope for the best; but we prepare for the worst.” Photograph: Ben Stansall/WPA Pool/Getty Images

The European Union has built up “quite strong” defences over the last few years to guard against the danger of contagion from the Greek crisis, the Go(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsirpas delivers a televised address to the nation from his office at Maximos Mansion on Wednesday. Photograph: Getty

Another day of turmoil unfolded in Brussels on Wednesday as the Greek public faced their third day of capital controls and persistent uncertainty over(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble talk during a meeting at the  Bundestag in Berlin, on Wednesday.  Photograph: EPA

One by one, leading figures in the German government made their way to the podium in the sun-drenched chamber of the Bundestag on Wednesday and accuse(...)

Nein, the German word for no, in a piece of graffiti displaying the European Union’s flag and a euro symbol on a street in Athens, Greece ahead of a referendum on the country’s bailout terms scheduled for this weekend. Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has indicated he’s ready to end his standoff with creditors. Photographer: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Frantic negotiations are underway between Greece and its lenders after Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras made a last-ditch request for aid on Wednes(...)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsirpas delivers a televised address to the nation from his office at Maximos Mansion  in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Getty 1:28

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has vowed to push on with his plan for a referendum this Sunday on the recent proposals from the country’s credito(...)