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Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Dutch finance minister and head of the group of euro-area finance ministers, right, and Euclid Tsakalotos, Greece’s finance minister in Brussels. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Euro zone finance ministers opened discussions on debt relief for Greece on Monday, but pushed forward a final decision until later this month as Gree(...)

Pensioners are given priority tickets  as they wait to receive part of their pensions in Athens, Greece yesterday. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

A far-left faction in Greece’s ruling Syriza party denounced the bailout deal as a “humiliation” as the leadership fought to contain a ripple of defe(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras faces a battle to contain a rebellion in his Syriza party should he agree a three-day deadline to adopt austerity measures and keep Greece in the euro.  Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras faces an uphill struggle to prevent a rebellion in the Syriza party if he accepts a deadline by Wednesday to adopt(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel at the press conference in  Berlin. Merkel said she is prepared to hold talks with Athens even after Greece’s planned referendum next weekend. Photograph: EPA/ Wolfgang Kumm EPA/Britta Pedersen

As Germany’s political leaders gathered yesterday to celebrate the 70th birthday party of Angela Merkel’s ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the(...)

 German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble at a press briefing during the special Eurogroup Finance ministers meeting on the Greek crisis  in Brussels. Photograph: EPA/Olivier Hoslet

Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold emergency meetings today with German political party leaders, and parliamentarians of her Christian Democratic Unio(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble says ‘that anything should happen now is really ruled out’. Photograph: Reuters

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble - looking like he’d aged a decade in a week - summed up the latest twist in the Greek crisis on the evening (...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras,  leaves  the  emergency meeting with the heads of the three creditor institutions in Brussels. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/ Bloomberg

Greece’s ruling Syriza party has rounded on the country’s international lenders, accusing them of jeopardising efforts to avert a Greek default by (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives in Brussels for a Eurozone emergency summit on Greece. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that a deal on the Greek crisis is needed within the coming days but he played down the possibility of a definitive agre(...)

‘Greece is more right than its critics. One doesn’t have to agree with the politics of the far-left in Greece to vindicate the integrity of the economic case they bring to the table.’ Above,  Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras walks in front of European flags after he participated in a bilateral meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the sidelines of the EU meetings in Brussels on  June 11th, 2015. Photograph: AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert

The narrative of the euro zone crisis, the epicentre of which is Greece, has been airbrushed. Germany’s insistence that the 2012 bailout programme is (...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras  flew into Brussels to meet with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday ahead of the IMF repayment deadline. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras arrived in Brussels on Wednesday night for talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in a bid(...)

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