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Clientelism and plutocracy are so embedded in the Greek political system that to change it would require heart and brain in the corridors of power. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou

It wasn’t a merry Christmas in Greece and it won’t be a happy new year. Not for the 26 per cent unemployed (many of whom will be long-term unemployed(...)

 A child touches the beard of a volunteer dressed as Santa Claus at a migrant shelter  in Berlin:  Germany has backed the proposal for a new European coast guard. Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty Images

The European Commission will unveil plans for a common EU border force today, as part of a wide-ranging package designed to tackle the ongoing migrat(...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras: has “Mr Teflon” come unstuck? Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

There is something disturbing about a road sign near my house reading “To the beach” when the road leads uphill. But the sea (thalassa) has always bee(...)

Greece’s finance minister, Euclid Tsakalotos, said he expects to open negotiations on debt relief by the end of the year. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos will meet his euro zone counterparts next Monday for the first time since his country’s September 20th genera(...)

Government officials have said he will now consider his next steps, which may include fresh elections as early as September. (Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg)

A senior European Union official said on Friday that a snap election called by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras within hours of new EU bailout cas(...)

Syrian refugees prepare to board the passenger ship Eleftherios Venizelos at the port on the Greek island of Kos, August 15th, 2015. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Hundreds of Syrian migrants on the Greek island of Kos on Sunday began boarding a passenger ship that is to house and process them, in a bid to eas(...)

 A Syrian child smiles as refugees arrive at a beach on the Greek island of Kos after crossing a part of the Aegean sea from Turkey to Greece in a dinghy. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

Migrants desperate to get off the Greek island of Kos fought each other on Saturday while nearby a passenger ship chartered to house and process refug(...)

The agreement reached between Athens and the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the commission covers the main points of a sweeping three-year fiscal and structural reform programme

Greece struck an outline deal with creditors on the terms of a proposed € 86 billion rescue package after a marathon 23-hour session of talks in Athen(...)

Greek economy minister George Stathakis arrives for a meeting with representatives of the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the eurozone’s rescue fund, the European Stability Mechanism, at a hotel in Athens. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Greek government sources say that following all-night talks, Greece and its creditors have reached an agreement on third bailout, in an accord which w(...)

Greek  prime minister Alexis Tsipras accepted the creditors’ terms even though Greek voters had rejected an earlier offer in a referendum

Talks on tying up a new bailout deal for Greece failed to start on Friday as had been expected, with officials blaming security worries for delaying t(...)

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