Alex Tsipras

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Central Bank of Ireland: tweet machine timing. Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

Interesting timing from the Central Bank of Ireland’s tweet machine this week. On Tuesday afternoon, as everybody knows, European Union leaders conver(...)

 People read the headlines of daily newspapers after Greece closed its banks on Monday in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

Greek prime minister Alex Tsipras published a decree in the official government gazette setting out the capital controls to be imposed on the count(...)

For the affluent, life without the euro is almost unimaginable. The single currency made it easier for them to send children to study abroad and purchase property and luxury goods elsewhere in Europe. Now Greek’s rich are sending money abroad or hoarding cash fearing the imposition of capital controls if the country doesn’t strike a deal with Europe. (Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters)

On a recent evening at the Semiramis hotel in Athens’ leafy, affluent northern suburbs, raspberries floated in champagne flutes and men in linen shir(...)

Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister, arrives for a government meeting at the Greek parliament in Athens on Tuesday.

The European Commission has warned Greece there is “still a lot of ground to be covered” before a deal can be reached with lenders, following confirma(...)

GreekPrime Minister Alexis Tsipras: lambasted Declan Costello for writing a letter to the Greeks in which he appeared to put pressure on the country to stall a parliamentary vote on a suite of anti-poverty measures.  Photograph: EPA/Stephanie Lecocq

What with Michael Noonan’s cheesy jibes, Enda Kenny’s strategic snuggling up to Angela Merkel and his patronising debt lectures, the beleaguered Greek(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras: the potential breakthrough – still  to be endorsed by euro zone finance ministers – follows days of acrimony between the Greek government and its European creditors. Photograph: Alexandros Vlachos/EPA

Greece is expected to request an extension of its loan agreement with international creditors, bowing to days of EU pressure to negotiate some form(...)

Greek bank deposits fell in December for the third straight month.  Photograph: Reuters

Greek bank stocks rebounded as the government moved to contain the fallout from pledges made by its ministers, seeking to downplay the prospect of an(...)

Guy Verhofstadt, Martin Schulz, Ska Keller  and Jean-Claude Juncker before the first European Commission presidential debate in Maastricht on Monday. The candidates are to debate again on May 9th. Photograph: Marcel Van Hoorn/EPA

As European Parliament president Martin Schulz left Dublin’s Connolly station yesterday morning on the train to Belfast, the German socialist may h(...)