Alexis Tsipras

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Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev gives a news conference at the EU-Western Balkans Summit in Sofia, Bulgaria, last week.  Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

The Macedonian government’s proposed new name for the country faces strong opposition at home and in Greece, damaging hopes of ending a 27-year disput(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras is scheduled to meet his Macedonian counterpart, Zoran Zaev, on Thursday in Sofia. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou/AFP/Getty Images

The leaders of Greece and Macedonia will hold keenly anticipated talks this week, as hopes rise for a deal to end their 27-year dispute over the forme(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras:  when he visited Kastelorizo, a tiny Greek island to which Turkey is laying claim, his helicopter was buzzed by Turkish warplanes. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis

In Dead Lagoon, set in Venice, Belfast-born novelist Michael Dibdin has a character who declares “The new Europe will be full of frontiers, both physi(...)

People attend a protest against the government of prime minister Viktor Orban in Budapest, Hungary. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

The European Union has largely overcome the debt crisis which threatened several national economies at the start of this decade, leading many hostile (...)

European Council president Donald Tusk listens during a news conference following a summit of EU leaders in Brussels. Photograph: Bloomberg

The European Union has recalled its ambassador from Moscow after leaders on the continent threw their weight behind Theresa May’s stance over the Sali(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras shakes hands with President Michael D Higgins in Athens in February. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty

The most pervasive effect of President Michael D Higgins’s state visit to Greece last month is that Greeks see another small and peripheral nation rea(...)

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 (...)

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