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IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s office has asked her to clarify the Fund’s stance, after Internet whistleblowing site WikiLeaks published what it said was the transcript of a March 19th conference call of three senior IMF officials.

Greece has demanded an explanation from the International Monetary Fund after an apparent leaked transcript suggested the IMF may threaten to pull out(...)

EU-IMF lenders will resume talks in Athens on Greece’s fiscal and reform progress next week aiming to conclude a bailout review that will unlock further loans and pave the way for negotiations on long-desired debt restructuring.  File photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Greece demanded an explanation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Saturday after an apparent leaked transcript suggested the fund may threa(...)

A girl is covered with a blanket as refugees and migrants arrive on a dinghy on the shore near the city of Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos, on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

Refugees and migrants arriving in Europe will be sent back across the Aegean sea under the terms of a deal between the EU and Turkey that came into fo(...)

 Residents of Idomeni refugee camp. If people’s hopes are finally crushed the reaction here could be violent. Photograph: Georgi Licovski/EPA

Vans selling fruit, snacks and sim cards do a brisk trade, barbers trim hair and beards, and women neatly arrange their families’ shoes outside their (...)

EU humanitarian aid commissioner Christos Stylianides giving a press conference in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

The European Commission has proposed new EU humanitarian assistance rules for a “decisive and effective” distribution of €700 million in aid to membe(...)

A refugee sits in front of a Greek riot police cordon during a protest at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the Greek village of Idomeni, on Tuesday: the UN has urged  EU member states to respond urgently to Greece’s migrant situation. Photograph:  Alexandros Avramidis/Reuters

Europe is on the cusp of “a largely self-induced humanitarian crisis” the United Nations refugee agency warned on Tuesday, as it called for EU member(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams is held aloft after being re-elected. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The growth of Sinn Féin’s electoral power has transformed it into party that “will define mainstream politics in Ireland from now on,” a leading poli(...)

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis (left) said Ireland had rejected the policies of Fine Gael Minister for Finance.

Ireland has rejected Fine Gael and Labour’s “dead-end policies” and Michael Noonan’s “cynical” pledge to renegotiate cuts to Ireland’s banking debt, f(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras: his decision to go to the polls in September proved wise. The subsequent general election – Greece’s fifth in six years – served to purge Syriza of its most radical left members. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Euro zone finance ministers gather in Brussels today for the first eurogroup meeting of the year which is likely to be dominated by Greece. The firs(...)

 Alexis Tsipras: succeeded in maintaining his position as prime minister despite signing up to a vastly more punitive austerity programme than anything that had been envisaged at the beginning of the year. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

It was shortly before 9am on July 13th when bleary-eyed euro zone leaders emerged to face the waiting media. Following a marathon 17-hour EU summit,(...)

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