Alexis Tsipras

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Demonstrators hold Greek flags as they protest against a referendum to re-name Macedonia, in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, last Sunday. Photograph:  Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP/Getty Images

With a northern arm of the Aegean Sea at her back, Giorgia Bitakou unfurls a blue flag emblazoned with an ancient Greek symbol of the sun and raises i(...)

Matteo Salvini: observers suggest he could easily be prevailed on to stand for the presidency of the European Commission. Photograph: Massimo Percossi/EPA

With elections to the European Parliament looming in May 2019, the plenary this week in Strasbourg, the beginning of the last session before MEPs face(...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary Dominic Raab and EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier hold a joint news conference. Barnier said both sides needed to “de-dramatise” the backstop. Photograph: Reuters

The British government this week insisted it was “by far” the most likely outcome that the United Kingdom will get a “good deal” before it leaves the (...)

Georgia Pavlioti, who lost her job during the debt crisis, in her home in Athens. “We are just surviving, not living.” Photograph: Eirini Vourloumis/The New York Times

When Dimitris Zafiriou landed a coveted full-time job two months ago, the salary was only half what he earned before Greece’s debt crisis. Yet after (...)

Burnt car by the coast of Mati, near Athens: on many counts, Syriza has failed. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty

By the time you read this, the death toll in the catastrophic fires in Greece will have been counted, the political blame-game will have been exhauste(...)

Destroyed  cars  after fire swept through the Mati area, 30km east of Athens. killed at least 88 people. Photograph: EPA/Pantelis Saitas

Mourners gathered in a church in the Greek coastal town of Mati on Sunday where they wept and lit candles in memory of those killed when a massive wil(...)

A woman wearing a mask walks in front of her burnt house in Neos Voutzas, near Athens, on Thursday following this week’s devastating wildfires. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

The first fire alarm sounded in Kineta, a town an hour west of Athens, the capital, at 12.30pm on Monday. Then, at 4.57pm, authorities received calls (...)

A woman stands on the debris inside a fire damaged house in Rafina, Attica, on Thursday. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA

Greece has a civil protection plan. But the long document was virtually worthless on Monday as a killer fire burnt at least 83 people to death. With(...)

Burnt-out cars parked outside a football stadium following a wildfire at the village of Rafina, near Athens. Photograph:  Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

Greece said on Thursday it suspected arson was behind a devastating forest fire which killed at least 83 people and turned the small town of Mati east(...)

People stand by the shore as a wildfire burns in Mati, Greece on Monday. Photograph:  Kalogerikos Nikos/via Reuters

They nearly reached the water. As wind-fuelled wildfires that killed at least 76 people in holiday areas outside Athens bore down on their seaside res(...)

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