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Italian 10-year bond yields tumbled 9 bps to 1.91%, moving further away from November’s 14-month highs.

Italian government bond yields fell on Tuesday as attention switched from the weekend referendum to expectations the European Central Bank will contai(...)

Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem and European Central Bank president Mario Draghi at the EU finance ministers’ meeting in Bratislava. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

Greece was back on the agenda on Friday as European finance ministers gathered in Bratislava, the Slovakian capital, for their first meeting since th(...)

Tourists watch the march of the Presidential Guard (Evzoni) in front of the parliament building in Athens. The most disturbing aspect of the Greek macroeconomic situation is its external position, not the fiscal one

Is there a path towards making Greece a successful self-financing economy within the euro zone? What would be required to put it on that path? These(...)

Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos attends a cabinet meeting in Athens on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

Greek parliamentarians have approved a set of extra measures demanded by international lenders for the country to receive further bailout funds and ch(...)

Tents of migrants and refugees in the port of Piraeus, Athens, Greece. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

The first weeks in the port in Piraeus were tedious. One day morphed into the next. There were no days in the week. There were things to be grateful f(...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras. Photograph: Osman Orsal/Reuters

It seemed all too familiar. Euro zone finance ministers gathered in Brussels on Tuesday afternoon for a key eurogroup meeting on Greece. After sign(...)

A baby at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border. Hanging the country out to dry and expelling it from the euro area as it grapples with Europe’s biggest refugee crisis since the Second World War is not an option.  REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

As thousands of migrants remain trapped in Greece the country finds itself at the coalface of Europe’s refugee crisis. It is hoping last month’s refug(...)

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos: the eurogroup and IMF have announced that Greece should prepare an extra €3.6 billion in cuts if it fails to meet primary surplus target of 3.5% by 2018 . Photograph: François Lenoir

Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem postponed a planned eurogroup meeting on Greece that had been provisionally scheduled for Thursday, as bailout (...)

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde denied on Sunday that IMF staff would push Greece closer to default as a negotiating tactic on a new Greek bailout deal, which she said was “still a good distance away.”   (Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters)

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde denied on Sunday that IMF staff would push Greece closer to default as a negotiating (...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras  accused the International Monetary Fund of attempting to push his country into default following a leaked teleconference transcript. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has accused the International Monetary Fund of attempting to push his country into default and demanded clarifica(...)

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