Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras: his decision to go to the polls in September proved wise. The subsequent general election – Greece’s fifth in six years – served to purge Syriza of its most radical left members. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Euro zone finance ministers gather in Brussels today for the first eurogroup meeting of the year which is likely to be dominated by Greece. The firs(...)

 Alexis Tsipras: succeeded in maintaining his position as prime minister despite signing up to a vastly more punitive austerity programme than anything that had been envisaged at the beginning of the year. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

It was shortly before 9am on July 13th when bleary-eyed euro zone leaders emerged to face the waiting media. Following a marathon 17-hour EU summit,(...)

Clientelism and plutocracy are so embedded in the Greek political system that to change it would require heart and brain in the corridors of power. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou

It wasn’t a merry Christmas in Greece and it won’t be a happy new year. Not for the 26 per cent unemployed (many of whom will be long-term unemployed(...)

 A child touches the beard of a volunteer dressed as Santa Claus at a migrant shelter  in Berlin:  Germany has backed the proposal for a new European coast guard. Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty Images

The European Commission will unveil plans for a common EU border force today, as part of a wide-ranging package designed to tackle the ongoing migrat(...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras: has “Mr Teflon” come unstuck? Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

There is something disturbing about a road sign near my house reading “To the beach” when the road leads uphill. But the sea (thalassa) has always bee(...)

Greece’s finance minister, Euclid Tsakalotos, said he expects to open negotiations on debt relief by the end of the year. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos will meet his euro zone counterparts next Monday for the first time since his country’s September 20th genera(...)

Government officials have said he will now consider his next steps, which may include fresh elections as early as September. (Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg)

A senior European Union official said on Friday that a snap election called by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras within hours of new EU bailout cas(...)

Syrian refugees prepare to board the passenger ship Eleftherios Venizelos at the port on the Greek island of Kos, August 15th, 2015. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Hundreds of Syrian migrants on the Greek island of Kos on Sunday began boarding a passenger ship that is to house and process them, in a bid to eas(...)

 A Syrian child smiles as refugees arrive at a beach on the Greek island of Kos after crossing a part of the Aegean sea from Turkey to Greece in a dinghy. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

Migrants desperate to get off the Greek island of Kos fought each other on Saturday while nearby a passenger ship chartered to house and process refug(...)

The agreement reached between Athens and the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the commission covers the main points of a sweeping three-year fiscal and structural reform programme

Greece struck an outline deal with creditors on the terms of a proposed € 86 billion rescue package after a marathon 23-hour session of talks in Athen(...)