New Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos (right)  with Greek president Prokopios Pavlopoulos (centre) and Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras  in Athens yesterday.  Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

They’re both urbane English-speaking academics, cut from the same ideological cloth, and both have been deeply involved in months of negotiations wit(...)

European Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis: European taxpayers had offered “unprecedented financial assistance” to Greece. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

Euro zone finance ministers and leaders gather in Brussels today for a series of emergency meetings on Greece that are likely to prove decisive in th(...)

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When historians look back at the great Greek debt crisis, the figure of Yanis Varoufakis will feature large. Bold and brash, he did more to internatio(...)

A woman withdraws money from an ATM while others speak to an official of the bank, in Athens. Photograph: Louisa Goulimaki/AFP/Getty 1:48

Cafés are busy. The streets are choked with traffic. Tourists brave stifling heat to wander amidst the ruins of the Acropolis. The morning after thous(...)

Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister, exits a polling station after voting in the national referendum in Athens. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

  The European Central Bank will consider whether to continue providing emergency liquidity assistance (ELA) to Greece at a scheduled meet(...)

The euro fell as Greek voters rejected austerity demands, fueling concern the indebted nation is on track to exit the currency union

The euro fell as Greek voters rejected austerity demands, fueling concern the indebted nation is on track to exit the currency union. Australia’s dol(...)

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has called on the Greek political leaders to “ditch their aggressive, provocative language”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has called on the Greek political leaders to “ditch their aggressive, provocative language”. In a statement released before (...)

 People celebrate in front of the Greek parliament as early polls predict a win for the Oxi, or No, campaign in the Greek austerity referendum. Photograph: Getty

So Greece has voted no. What happens next? Like every step in this dramatic saga, there are still a number of possible outcomes. The No vote makes a(...)

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(...)