Alexis Tsipras: faced resistance from some MPs left stunned by his acceptance of rejected austerity measures. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras urged Syriza party colleagues to help Greece stay in the euro zone by approving tough proposals for €13 billion (...)

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(...)