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  1. September 19, 2014

    Alexis Tsipras casts himself as Greece’s prime minister in waiting

    As you would expect from the leader of Greece’s radical left opposition party, Alexis Tsipras has many pungent criticisms of...

  2. July 5, 2014

    Greece’s coalition government faces critical chapter in its fight for life

    Greece’s first coalition government in more than a generation looked wobbly from the moment it took office after a hard...

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    Greece will emerge this year from an unprecedented six-year recession, according to pr...
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  1. May 26, 2014

    Syriza leader seeks Greek elections after European poll triumph

    The leader of Greece’s leftwing Syriza party, followed up his victory in Sunday’s European parliamentary vote by asking the...

  2. May 19, 2014

    Leftwing Syriza party challenges Greek government in local polls

    Greece’s leftwing Syriza party threw down a challenge to the coalition government in Sunday’s first round of voting in local...

  3. May 16, 2014

    Alexis Tsipras uses EU campaign to connect with voters in Greece

    Alexis Tsipras, the leftwing Greek political leader, may be a long-shot to become the next president of the European...

  4. December 3, 2013

    Greek opposition leader looks to EU elections for mandate

    Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s far-left opposition leader, said the Greek government will no longer have a mandate to run the...

  5. November 11, 2013

    Greek no-confidence vote defeated

    Greece’s fragile coalition government has survived a vote of no-confidence after three days of highly charged debate on its...

  6. May 1, 2013

    Europe May Day protests target austerity

    May Day rallies Europe’s anti-austerity activists used May Day demonstrations to rally supporters against eurozone economic...

  7. January 13, 2013

    Greece’s leftwing leader to meet Schäuble

    Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s radical leftwing leader, will meet the German finance minister in Berlin on Monday in a move aimed...

  8. October 9, 2012

    Greek rancour at Merkel’s flying visit

    On most days, they drive rubbish trucks. But on Tuesday, union members from the Greek municipality of Hellenikon were...

  9. October 5, 2012

    Merkel takes gamble on Greek visit

    Angela Merkel, German chancellor, will take a political gamble in flying to Athens next week to encourage Greece’s painful...

  10. June 18, 2012

    Samaras moves to wrap up coalition deal

    Antonis Samaras, Greece’s centre-right leader, was on Monday trying to stitch together a coalition government out of three...

  11. June 17, 2012

    Syriza hails its advance despite defeat

    Although beaten into second place in Greece’s most important election since the restoration of democracy in 1974, supporters...

  12. June 17, 2012

    Samaras begins Greek coalition talks

    Greece’s centre-right New Democracy (ND) party has begun talks to build a coalition government after pushing the leftwing...

  13. June 17, 2012

    Greek knife edge could mean long slow cut

    Greece’s national elections were billed as a make-or-break referendum on the country’s future in the eurozone – and perhaps...

  14. June 17, 2012

    New Democracy ekes out win in Greece

    Greece’s centre-right New Democracy party scrapped its way to victory over Syriza, its radical leftist opponents, on Sunday...

  15. June 15, 2012

    The loud-mouthed radical awaits his fate

    Some Greeks, like Pericles, are born great. Others, like Ioannis Capodistrias, the first head of state of modern Greece,...

  16. June 15, 2012

    World awaits Greek election fallout

    World leaders and financial markets braced themselves on Friday for the fallout from an inconclusive election result in...

  17. June 15, 2012

    Tsipras says rivals ‘plundered’ Greece

    The leaders of Greece’s centre-right New Democracy party and the leftwing Syriza coalition, close frontrunners in Sunday’s...

  18. The A-List

    June 15, 2012

    Greek exit will be an economic and political nightmare

    Exit from the euro by Greece, or by any other member state, has become a fashionable topic for academics, commentators and...

  19. The World

    June 14, 2012

    In the Picture: Greek elections June 17

    A family beg on a street on in Athens, June 13, 2012. Oli Scarff/Getty Images On Sunday, Greeks will go to the polls for the...

  20. June 14, 2012

    EU plans incentives for new Greek leaders

    European officials are preparing to dangle a package of incentives in front of a new Greek government to convince it to...

  21. June 14, 2012

    Syriza aims to double number of supporters

    Faded posters on the walls depict a bearded Greek civil war hero, the hardline Italian communist party Rifondazione and a...

  22. June 14, 2012

    Pro-austerity party hopes lift Greek index

    Greece’s stock market soared the most in almost a year on speculation that New Democracy, one of the major parties that...

  23. June 13, 2012

    Creditors stand firm on Greece bailout terms

    Greece’s creditors say they would consider only minor tweaks to the country’s €174bn bailout following Sunday’s elections, a...

  24. FT Alphaville

    June 12, 2012

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP Spanish ten-year bond yields surpassed the euro-era high that was previously reached in November of last year. And...

  25. June 10, 2012

    Greek left seeks to exploit Spain bailout

    Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece’s leftwing Syriza coalition, seized on news of the Spanish bailout to bolster his position...

  26. June 5, 2012

    Return to Greece’s past a radical mistake

    It has become accepted wisdom that Alexis Tsipras, the leftwing Greek politician vying to become the country’s next prime...

  27. FT Alphaville

    June 1, 2012

    Greece STILL can't decide how to vote

    Alexis Tsipras, the leader of far left Syriza, took to the airways on Friday morning to declare he will essentially cancel...

  28. June 1, 2012

    Syriza aims to renegotiate Greek bailout

    The leftwing party that came a surprising second in last month’s Greek elections has pledged to halt interest payments due...

  29. May 31, 2012

    Tsipras pledge resonates in Greek town

    As campaign pledges go, a promise not to privatise the rubbish removal industry does not typically inspire the masses. But...

  30. May 25, 2012

    Tsipras shrugs off gaffe about Hollande

    When Evangelos Venizelos, the Greek socialist leader, boarded a 7.30am flight to Paris on Tuesday, only his closest aides...

  31. The World

    May 22, 2012

    Behind closed doors: a Greek tragicomedy

    By Tony Barber, Europe Editor Greece, teetering on the precipice of the eurozone, is to hold a parliamentary election on...

  32. FT Alphaville

    May 22, 2012

    Tourist-trapped, in the Greek bailout

    Or the Greek-German relationship, told through tourism. I ask Germans to choose Greece for their summer holidays....

  33. May 22, 2012

    Tsipras hits out at German chancellor

    Alexis Tsipras, the leader of Greece’s radical left Syriza coalition, lashed out at Germany’s chancellor on Monday and...

  34. FT Alphaville

    May 21, 2012

    This is why Grexit fears might be overdone

    We pointed out on Friday that a poll suggested Greeks were far from wanting out of the eurozone and would actually return to...

  35. FT Alphaville

    May 21, 2012

    Greece - don't call it a backtrack...

    Real games of chicken are about fundamentally misaligned incentives. “I like to play poker…” So, at the weekend’s G8,...

  36. May 18, 2012

    European chorus warns Greeks of impending peril

    For most of last month’s election campaign, Antonis Samaras stumped in the mistaken belief he would be Greece’s next prime...

  37. FT Alphaville

    May 17, 2012

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP Back to risk-off today as the US 10-year Treasury yield closed just below 1.7 per cent, almost hitting the lows of...

  38. May 15, 2012

    Greece fails to form unity government

    Greece is heading for a fresh general election after its political parties failed to form a national unity government...

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