Alexis Tsipras

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Alexis Tsipras, the radical left’s main opposition leader, called the ballot a referendum on the EU-IMF sponsored rescue programme that is keeping the Greek economy afloat. Photograph:  Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Greek voters gave a clear sign of their disapproval of the government’s austerity policies on Sunday, voting heavily in favour of anti-bailout candida(...)

 Alexis Tsipras for the Party of the European Left, Ska Keller of Green group, Socialist group candidate designate Martin Schulz, EPP group candidate designate Jean-Claude Juncker, and Candidate for the presidency of the European commission of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) Party Guy Verhofstadt, ahead to Eurovision debate at EU Parliament in Brussels. Photograph:
Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Would you recognise Jean-Claude Juncker, Martin Schulz, Guy Verhofstadt, Ska Keller or Alexis Tsipras? Probably not; they are hardly household names i(...)

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(...)

An employee of state broadcaster ERT is seen in the master control room of the station in Athens during a live broadcast yesterday. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Greece’s highest administrative court ruled last night that the government must reopen the country’s national broadcaster ERT immediately until a repl(...)

A tourist makes her way outside the closed Larisis station during a 24-hour strike in Athens today.  Photograph: Costas Baltas/Reuters

Unions in Greece are holding a general strike following the closure of state-run TV and radio which has divided the government coalition.The protest b(...)

The news anchors on Greek television channel Net, one of three stations that used to be operated by Greece’s public service broadcaster ERT, were p(...)

An employee stands at a balcony of the studio of state broadcaster ERT in Athens yesterday. Photograph: Reuters.

Employees at Greece’s national broadcaster ERT have vowed to remain on air after the government’s unexpected announcement that it was shutting its in(...)

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