Leftist Syriza leader and winner of Greek general election Alexis Tsipras is sworn in as prime minister by Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

On a day that saw Sunday’s glorious late summer weather take a sharp turn for the worse, with storms and floods hitting most parts of Greece, Alexis T(...)

The owner of a lottery and sports betting shop watches the Alexis Tsipras press conference in Athens on Wednesday.   Greece was being “blackmailed” and a No vote would be a “decisive step to a better agreement” with the country’s lenders, said Mr Tsipras. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

A slim majority of Greeks are set to vote against their government in Sunday’s referendum, according to the latest opinion poll that gave the Yes camp(...)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attends a cabinet meeting in the Greek parliament in Athens on Saturday. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

Greece’s government prepared reform measures on Sunday to secure a financial lifeline from the euro zone, but was attacked for selling “illusions” to (...)

Head of Greece’s Syriza party Alexis Tsipras waves to supporters after winning the elections in Athens. Photograph: Giorgos Moutafis/Reuters

  Greece has turned a page, is leaving fear behind and is moving forward with hope and dignity, the youthful leader expected to become the(...)

German economics minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday he expected existing agreements to be honoured by a new Greek government, “whoever forms it”. Photograph: Reuters

Germany has said it will not be “blackmailed” into renegotiating Greece’s rescue programme should a new hard left government take office after electio(...)

George Papandreou the former prime minister is preparing to jump back into politics as leader of a “wild card” party that could swing the outcome of the country’s snap general election on January 25th

George Papandreou has enjoyed a lucrative stint on the international lecture circuit since being forced from office in 2011 at the height of Greece’(...)

A protester wearing a Santa hat shouts slogans during a rally in Athens on December 17th, 2014. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras called for support on Wednesday ahead of a tight parliamentary vote that will trigger elections unless he can wi(...)

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (right) and  European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso during the handover ceremony for the six-month rotation of Greece’s EU Presidenc in Athens.

Greece kicked off its fifth presidency of the Council of the European Union yesterday with the motto: “Europe: Our Common Quest.” But for the people o(...)

A supporter of Greece’s leftist main opposition Syriza party shouts slogans during an anti-government rally in front of the parliament in Athens last night. The government survived a  Syriza filed a censure motion of no-confidence. Photograph:  Yorgos Karahalis/Reuters.

Greece’s conservative-led coalition defeated an opposition-sponsored motion to topple the government, but lost one politician who was expelled after b(...)

A protester is chased by police during clashes between police and angry anti-fascist protesters following the killing of 35-year-old anti-racism rapper Pavlos Fissas in Athens last week by a man who sympathized with the far-right Golden Dawn group. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn Party has threatened to pull out of parliament, a move that would trigger a wave of by-elections that could destabilise(...)

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