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Andreas Georgiou, president of the Hellenic Statistical Authority, remains under fire in Greece for restating the country’s indebtedness. Photograph: Roy Gutman/MCT via Getty Images

Homer’s Greek heroes had different qualities – mercurial Achilles was renowned for his bravery in battle, whereas the more patient Odysseus overcame h(...)

European commissioner for economic and financial affairs Pierre Moscovici and Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos:  EU officials are convinced the Greek government under Alexis Tsipras remains committed to  stiff fiscal targets. Photograph: Julien Warnand

Eurozone finance ministers late on Thursday night approved an historic package allowing Greece to exit in August from its third bailout programme, an (...)

Portuguese finance minister Mario Centeno called for candidates to replace European Central Bank vice-president Vitor Constancio, whose term expires in May. Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

Greece has neared a key milestone in its financial-crisis history, as its creditors started discussing better repayment terms for its bailout loans an(...)

Turkey’s president Tayyip Erdogan and his Greek counterpart Prokopis Pavlopoulos trade barbs after their meeting in Athens on Thursday. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/AFP/Getty Images

Greece and Turkey squared up over old disputes on Thursday during a state visit to Athens by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan that quickly (...)

A family in the Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Photograph:  Anthi Pazianouanthi/Getty Images

A lesson for today: in 1716 the Turks controlled most of the Balkans, including the Greek mainland, but they had failed to capture Corfu and the othe(...)

Santorini: the island is saturated with tourists and cannot absorb any greater numbers. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A restaurateur in the west of Ireland recently asked me what I would pay in Greece for a meal. My answer: a salad, a plate of roast lamb and potatoes,(...)

Damage and flooding are seen on a coastal road following a strong earthquake on the Greek island of Kos. Photograph: AP

Two people were killed and five seriously injured on the Greek island of Kos after an earthquake hit tourist destinations around the Aegean sea in the(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras (r) and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Andrea Bonetti/EPA

The New York Review of Books recently carried a conversation between two American philosophers who concluded that everything we can see and do is inde(...)

Municipal contract workers from all over Greece protest outside the interior ministry in Athens. The union of municipality workers launched a 48-hour strike to protest over changes affecting contracts. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA

Euro-area finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund are exploring a compromise plan for Greece’s bailout that would provide much-needed fu(...)

Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos is scheduled to speak next week about the country’s prospects for returning to markets. Photograph: Reuters

Greek government borrowing costs hit their lowest level in more than five years on Wednesday as Athens looked set to clinch vital bailout loans from i(...)

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