Alexis Tsipras

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President Michael D Higgins and his Greek counterpart Prokopis Pavlopoulos inspect the presidental Evzoni guards, during the official welcome ceremony outside the presidental palace in Athens. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has said he no longer rules out running for a second term of office, providing his clearest indication yet about his futur(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras welcomes President Michael D Higgins  in Athens during his state visit. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Those responsible for mistaken economic policies that have had such a negative effect on the Greek people need to take responsibility for their action(...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras: ‘Our message, now, tomorrow and always, is clear . . . Greece will not allow, accept or tolerate any challenge to its territorial integrity and its sovereign rights.’ File photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Greece will not tolerate any challenges to its territorial integrity, its prime minister said on Thursday, days after Turkish and Greek coastguard ves(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras: has set his sights on a clean bailout exit, without a backstop or precautionary credit line. Photograph: Getty Images

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has insisted his country will not need a precautionary credit line when it exists its bailout, even as turmoil in (...)

Alexander the Great Airport  in Skopje. Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev said   his country would rename the airport to show its “strong commitment” to ending a long-running row with Greece over the use of the name Macedonia. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images

Greece and Macedonia have announced a series of concessions as they seek to resolve a 27-year-old dispute over the ex-Yugoslav state’s name that is bl(...)

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 (...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte during the European Social Summit in Gothenburg. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

The EU on Friday took a step towards the harmonisation of social standards throughout the union with the signing of a “pillar” of social rights at it(...)

Minister of State for finance Michael D’Arcy has said: ‘The 12.5% tax rate is, and will remain, a core part of our offering.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

US president Donald Trump has renewed his pledge to clamp down on countries that are unfairly competing with America on tax, a day after he claimed th(...)

With the changing political landscape in the EU, Greece’s position becomes ever more uncertain. Germany’s post-election attitude to Greece will hardly(...)

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(...)

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