Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras: has “Mr Teflon” come unstuck? Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

There is something disturbing about a road sign near my house reading “To the beach” when the road leads uphill. But the sea (thalassa) has always bee(...)

ATM withdrawals are limited to €60, but some banks can run out of €20 notes, in effect making the limit €50. Photograph: Reuters

More than two weeks after capital controls were introduced, the banks remain closed, pharmacies are short on supplies and Greeks’ online purchases (...)

Greek riot police stand guard on the steps in front of the Parliament building, behind a presidential guard, during an anti-austerity demonstration in Athens on Sunday. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Senior figures in Greece’s ruling Syriza party have accused Germany and other creditors of trying to humiliate Athens by seeking “punitive” reforms. (...)

Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister, leaves by car after attending an emergency meeting with the heads of the three creditor institutions in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

International creditors demanded politically sensitive changes to Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras’ tax and reform proposals on Wednesday, adding f(...)

Italian, Spanish and Portuguese borrowing costs rose today as doubts over a deal to save Greece from default and keep it in the euro-zone re-emerged. (...)

Alexis Tsipras  said that some of the creditors had not yet accepted the latest Greek proposals, criticising the IMF in particular

Hopes of a Greek deal receded ahead of Wednesday evening’s crunch eurogroup meeting on the country’s debt crisis. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras. Mr Tsipras warned international lenders not to impose ‘humiliating’ terms on Greece. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

A defiant Alexis Tsipras has told the Greek parliament that proposals presented to Greece by international lenders are “unrealistic” and represent (...)

More than four months after a Syriza-led government swept to power in Athens, Greece is facing a cash-crunch as negotiations with EU and IMF lenders about a fresh reform package have foundered.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke to Russian president Vladimir Putin by phone on Friday, less than 24 hours after Greece announced the postpo(...)

Greek economy minister George Stathakis said Greece had the money to pay, but had accepted an offer from the IMF to bundle four payments due in June into a single €1.6 billion lump sum due at the end of the mont

Greece delayed repayment of an IMF loan on Friday and a deputy minister said Athens might call snap elections to break an impasse with lenders that(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras’s government has ordered local authorities to transfer cash reserves to the central bank as the country struggles to meet public sector wage and pension payments. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Greece failed to secure a breakthrough with lenders yesterday on a reformed bailout package despite discussions continuing between Greek officials an(...)