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Alexis Tsipras,  leftist Syriza party, greets supporters after the initial results for the Greece general elections in Athens, Greece, 25th January 2015. Photograph: EPA/Orestis Panagiotou

The left-wing, anti-austerity party Syriza has won the Greek general election and has allied with a right wing party against Greece’s bailout and aust(...)

Supporters in Athens hear Alexis Tsipras, leader of the Syriza party speak at a pre-election rally ahead of this weekend’s general election in Greece. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

The man widely tipped to become Greece’s next prime minister and the EU’s first openly anti-austerity head of government has told voters that they are(...)

Alexis Tsipras, leader of the Syriza party, pauses during a pre-election party congress in Athens, Greece, on Saturday. Photographer: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

A modest follower of the Greek left through its various ups and downs over four decades, Sotiris Moschonas said he had never seen anything like it.He (...)

Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras. Greek parliament  formally dissolved ahead of the January 25th election. Photograph: Alexandros Vlachos/EPA

Greece has formally dissolved parliament ahead of a general election on January 25th. The election has cast the country’s international bailout into d(...)

Greece’s prime minister and leader of New Democracy party Antonis Samaras: made  a surprise announcement that he was bringing the election for a new head of state forward by two months. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

With only four days to go before Greece’s MPs begin voting for the country’s new president, it’s still far from clear how the coalition under prime mi(...)

Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras (second from right) is calling for immediate elections in Greece. Photograph: Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis

Greek people are inured to uncertainty. The Greek word abebaios means “without a foundation, unsafe”. It suggests that uncertainty emanates from a (...)

Supporters of the extreme-right Golden Dawn party in Greece. Photograph: Grigoris Siamidis/Reuters

In the four years to the beginning of 2012, Ireland suffered the worst employment shock any developed economy had ever suffered in living memory. By t(...)

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