Alexis Tsipras

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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(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras speaking in parliament on Tuesday.  He is expected to retain power and press on with ratification of the accord. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

The Greek government is expected to survive a confidence vote on Wednesday, amid continuing domestic and international fallout from a historic agreeme(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras makes statements to the press following his meeting with resigned coalition partner Panos Kammenos (not pictured) in Athens on Sunday. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday said he would call a confidence vote in his government after his coalition ally quit, leaving him bereft(...)

Prime minister Zoran Zaev  after Macedonian lawmakers vote to change the country’s name to ‘the Republic of North Macedonia’ at the parliament in Skopje. Photograph:  Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images

Macedonia’s parliament passed an amendment to the constitution on Friday to rename the country Republic of North Macedonia, in line with an agreement (...)

A Banca Carige bank branch in Rome.

Italy’s populist leaders just blinked again. Faced with a potential bank failure that could wipe out thousands of depositors in deputy prime minister (...)

Greece’s prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, who waters down the vision of true leadership with opportunism. Photograph: Aris Oikonomou/AFP/Getty Images

Last month a 53-year-old woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison for falsifying her elementary school certificate more than 15 years ago to get a cl(...)

Greek prime minister  Alexis Tsipras: between a rock and a hard place. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA

While the Greek government waits for the latest developments on both the Macedonian front and its war of words with Turkey, the fallout from the econo(...)

Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev said his government wanted to work with the opposition to prepare the necessary constitutional amendments within 15 days to change the country’s name. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images

The United States and the European Union have praised Macedonia’s parliament for approving a deal with Athens to change the country’s name, despite a (...)

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(...)

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