President Michael D Higgins addresses a press conference at the Arraiolos group meeting of heads of states in  Athens on Friday. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/EPA

President Michael D Higgins has urged Turkey “to seek an alternative negotiated approach, one that avoids military intervention and its resulting huma(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras leaves the Presidential Palace following a meeting with Greek president Prokopis Pavlopoulos to discuss elections in Athens. Photograph: Costas Baltas/Reuters

Greece is on track for a general election on July 7th, three months ahead of schedule, after the president accepted a request from prime minister Alex(...)

Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev informed his party leader that he had “achieved a solution with Greece”. Photograph: Reuters

Macedonia has agreed to change its name to the Republic of Northern Macedonia after reaching a historic deal with Greece. The agreement signals an en(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his Greek counterpart Prokopis Pavlopoulos inspect the presidental Evzoni guards, during the official welcome ceremony outside the presidental palace in Athens. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has said he no longer rules out running for a second term of office, providing his clearest indication yet about his futur(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras welcomes President Michael D Higgins  in Athens during his state visit. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Those responsible for mistaken economic policies that have had such a negative effect on the Greek people need to take responsibility for their action(...)

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 (...)

Tourists visit the archaeological site of the Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece.     Photograph: Yiorgos Karahalis/Reuters

As tourists throng the streets, clamber over the monuments and romp on the beaches, Greece itself is immobile, at the centre of the Balkans where it f(...)

New bailout measures include further pension cuts, more value-added tax increases and a “solidarity” tax on incomes. Photograph: EPA

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has said he is resigning and calling an early election. Mr Tsipras’s departure will pave the way for early (...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and Greek president Prokopis Pavlopoulos  at the Presidential Palace in Athens. Photograph: EPA/Armando Babani

Greece will on Wednesday apply for a new bailout to keep it funded for up to two years as its economy risks grinding to a halt and European leaders(...)

 People read the headlines of daily newspapers after Greece closed its banks on Monday in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

Greek prime minister Alex Tsipras published a decree in the official government gazette setting out the capital controls to be imposed on the count(...)

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