Alexis Tsipras

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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(...)

Yanis Varoufakis’s motto was “If you cannot imagine walking out of a negotiation, you should not enter it.” In the end, he was thrown out for trying to discuss the emperor’s new clothes. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

It is inconceivable that an Irish finance minister would resign on a question of principle. But Yanis Varoufakis, the Greek finance minister from Janu(...)

Riot outside the Greek parliament in Athens on Thursday.  Photograph: Costas Baltas/Reuters

Greek’s parliament has approved pension cuts and tax hikes sought by the country’s lenders to unlock vital financial aid. As the measures were passed(...)

 Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has reversed the policies he voiced in opposition. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi

If the function of a parliamentary opposition is to express “loyal dissent”, then many would see the current Syriza-led government of Alexis Tsipras a(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping, Argentina’s president Mauricio Macri and Russia’s president Vladimir Putin   during the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing. Photograph: Reuters

China’s new Silk Road initiative will bring countries together and establish Beijing as a champion of globalisation, president Xi Jinping said, fillin(...)

Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem: does not intend to resign.

Greece and its international lenders agreed on Friday on the key elements of reforms to unlock new funds, and experts will now put finishing touches o(...)

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