Alexis Tsipras

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“I often wonder if I am living in two countries: that of young energy and ambition and that of indifference and defeated hope.”  A reveller throws coloured flour   amid Ash Monday celebrations, a traditional festivity,  in the  town of Galaxidi, Greece, on March 11th, 2019. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty

With seven Bafta awards and one Oscar to its credit, the Irish-Greek film The Favourite has kept director Yorgos Lanthimos in the spotlight as one of (...)

Greek stocks and bonds have rallied this year, with the Athens Stock Exchange up more than 15 per cent and the yield on benchmark 10-year government bonds at 3.7 per cent.

Greece drew strong demand on Tuesday for its first 10-year bond issue since plunging into a debt crisis nine years ago, in a clear vote of confidence (...)

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Greece on Tuesday plans to mark a milestone in its recovery from a bruising financial crisis when it sells 10-year debt for the first time in nine ye(...)

Workers erect a new road sign  at the Greece-Macedonia Bogorodica border crossing near Gevgelija on Wednesday. Photograph: Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg

North Macedonia has officially come into being, allowing Skopje to take a seat at Nato for the first time, as its historic deal with Greece to end a g(...)

Macedonia’s foreign minister Nikola Dimitrov (left) and Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg after the signing ceremony of the accession protocol at Nato headquarters in Brussels. Photograph:  Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Nato states have signed an accession agreement with Macedonia, after Athens lifted its veto on the move as part of a deal to change the country’s name(...)

On September 2nd, 2015, the body of three-year-old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach. Alan, his mother, Rehana, and five-year-old brother, Ghalib, drowned together just 4km from the shore while attempting to cross the Mediterranean to seek refuge in Europe Photograph: Demir/AFP/Getty

In recent years the Mediterranean has become a sea of sorrows and drownings as thousands have perished trying to find a better life in Europe. Latest(...)

France’s president Emmanuel Macron, Cyprus’s president Nicos Anastasiades and Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras talk in Nicosia. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou

Leaders of southern EU countries meeting in Cyprus have called for a permanent mechanism for redistributing asylum seekers who arrive on Europe’s Medi(...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras (right), accompanied by Greek alternate minister of foreign affairs George Katrougalos (left) and other members of his government applaud following a vote that ratified the Prespa Agreement at the parliament in Athens. Photograph: Michael Varaklas/AP

The European Union and Nato have hailed Greece’s approval of a historic deal to change the name of neighbouring Macedonia, despite widespread oppositi(...)

Protesters clash with riot police in Athens on Sunday during a demonstration against the agreement with Skopje to rename neighbouring country Macedonia as the Republic of North Macedonia. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Protesters clashed with police outside parliament in Athens on Sunday during a rally that drew tens of thousands of people demonstrating against the (...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and members of his government applaud after winning a confidence vote in the parliament in Athens on Wednesday. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras narrowly won a confidence vote in parliament on Wednesday, clearing a major hurdle for Greece’s approval of an ac(...)

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