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Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras is asking parliament to approve the €85bn bailout deal  Photograph: Reuters

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s Syriza party looked set to split after the leader of its far-left faction called for a new movement to fight a b(...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras “has become an enigma: a childlike man, bewildered by a situation he has mistakenly created”. Photograph: Aris Messinis /AFP/Getty Images

The English aristocrat, historian and gothic novelist Horace Walpole wrote: “No country was ever saved by good men.” After six months of Syriza’s prin(...)

Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister,  with newly appointed deputy foreign minister for European affairs Sia Anagnostopoulou and newly appointed government spokeswoman Olga Gerovasili. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

The Greek government ordered banks to open on Monday as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras looked to the start of new bailout talks next week. Banks were s(...)

A woman burns the flag of the ruling party Syriza in front of the Greek parliament in Athens. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

As she left Athens early on Saturday, Maria Kalyviotou was looking forward to spending a fortnight’s holidays in her parents’ village by the sea in th(...)

Protesting outside the Greek parliament against agreement for a third bailout with euro zone leaders. Photograph: Getty Images

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras was facing open rebellion in his coalition as he moved to act on demands by Greece’s lenders for a series of cuts (...)

A woman walks by a closed Eurobank branch spray-painted with a NO graffiti in Athens. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Ahead of their first referendum in over 40 years, Greeks are bracing themselves for what polls indicate will be a knife-edge result and one that that (...)

Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias embraces Panayota Maniou, a member of the Syriza delegation to the European Parliament, during a demonstration in Madrid in support of Greece. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

José Ignacio Ripoll (54), an architect, has been following the Greek crisis from Madrid over the past few months and he doesn’t like what he sees. “I(...)

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(...)

Under pressure: Greece prime minister Alexis Tsipras arrives at Maximos Mansion after returning from crunch Brussels talks. Photograph: Bloomberg

Greek concessions in talks aimed at averting bankruptcy have stirred a backlash in the ruling Syriza party, where prime minister Alexis Tsipras must s(...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras. The left-wing government he leads is raising important questions about Greece’s relationship with the rest of Europe. Photograph: Pantelis Saitas/EPA

Last month I attended a conference in Athens on music and national identity. There have been three in five years. We should have them in Ireland. Cre(...)

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