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    1. July 31, 2016

      ‘Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice’, by James K Galbraith

      It is just over a year since the referendum that nearly took Greece out of the euro, when voters rejected the austerity...

    2. July 22, 2016

      Greek leader Alexis Tsipras fails to abolish 50-seat bonus rule

      Greece’s parliament has voted to overhaul the country’s electoral law, throwing out a system that gives the winning...

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    1. Greece

      Greece will emerge this year from an unprecedented six-year recession, according to pr...
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    1. July 10, 2016

      Nato show of unity masks domestic divisions

      Nato leaders sat down for dinner in Warsaw’s presidential palace on Friday, capping a day of tough talks on Russia and...

    2. July 6, 2016

      Italy state rail operator makes binding bid for Greek counterpart

      Italy’s Ferrovie dello Stato tendered the only binding offer on Wednesday for TrainOSE, the Greek state rail operator,...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      July 4, 2016

      Waiting to welcome Tsipras

      Honour guards prepare for the ceremony as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang welcomes Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at...

    4. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      How the eurozone's rebellious south welcomed Brexit

      Right-wing eurosceptics from the Netherlands to France have welcomed the UK’s momentous decision to exit the EU,...

    5. June 15, 2016

      Greek central bank warns on growth-harming taxes

      Greece’s central bank has warned that new taxes introduced by the leftwing Syriza government in return for more bailout...

    6. June 2, 2016

      ECB holds back on ultra-cheap loans to Greek banks

      The European Central Bank has dealt a blow to Greece’s attempts to rehabilitate its ailing financial system, saying it...

    7. May 27, 2016

      Putin issues ‘crosshairs’ warning to Romania and Poland

      Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, used a visit to Nato country Greece to warn its fellow members Romania and...

    8. May 27, 2016

      Greece’s debt deal is not a game-changer

      On Wednesday, Greece’s creditors agreed to release more than €10bn in bailout money and to consider ways of...

    9. May 22, 2016

      Greece agrees fiscal measures in exchange for debt relief talks

      Alexis Tsipras has defended his leftwing government’s adoption of new fiscal measures in return for talks on debt...

    10. May 11, 2016

      Berlin should be careful what it wishes for

      Greece’s parliament this week approved reforms to the country’s creaking pensions and tax system by a larger margin...

    11. May 9, 2016

      Greece’s biggest bank chief faults Tsipras for sluggish reforms

      The chairman of Greece’s biggest bank has taken aim at the leftwing government of Alexis Tsipras, the prime minister,...

    12. Fast FT

      May 9, 2016

      Greek debt relief 'in hands of member states'

      Eurozone finance ministers are gathering in Brussels ahead of their first emergency meeting to discuss the state of...

    13. May 7, 2016

      Greek parliament begins debate on austerity measures amid wave of strikes

      The Greek parliament has opened a two-day debate on tough new pension and tax measures demanded by bailout creditors...

    14. Fast FT

      May 6, 2016

      Tsipras defends austerity measures

      Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has come out fighting ahead of his country’s crunch meeting with eurozone finance...

    15. Brussels Blog

      May 6, 2016

      Leaked: The annotated Lagarde letter on Greece

      Monday was supposed to be the day when eurozone finance ministers flew to Brussels for an emergency eurogroup meeting...

    16. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Greek creditors promise to talk about debt relief (soon)

      It’s nearly the summer, which must mean it’s time to worry about Greece again. Fears over the country’s future in the...

    17. April 27, 2016

      Tsipras request for EU summit on Greek debt falls on deaf ears

      Faced with slumping poll numbers at home and new austerity demands from abroad, Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s embattled...

    18. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Greek stocks slump; Tusk rejects emergency summit

      Donald Tusk, the European Council president who chairs EU summits, has rejected a Greek request to hold an emergency...

    19. Brussels Blog

      April 27, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Eurogroup grope

      Welcome to Wednesday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign...

    20. Fast FT

      April 15, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Greek woes simmer

      Remember that Greek economic crisis? International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has warned that last year’s...

    21. April 14, 2016

      IMF urges shake-up of Greek bailout

      Last year’s deal on an €86bn bailout to prevent Greece from leaving the eurozone may need to be completely renegotiated...

    22. Fast FT

      April 11, 2016

      Tsipras and Costa lambast EU austerity and migration response

      The prime ministers of Greece and Portugal have put their heads together and come up with a joint declaration...

    23. April 8, 2016

      Greece sells controlling stake in Piraeus port

      Greece has sold a controlling stake in the country’s largest port to Cosco, the Chinese state shipping group, as Athens...

    24. Fast FT

      April 8, 2016

      Greece seals €1bn deal to sell biggest port to Cosco

      Greece on Friday formally sealed the sale of its biggest port to Cosco, the state controlled China Ocean Shipping...

    25. Brussels Blog

      April 8, 2016

      Brussels briefing: Referendum zigzag

      Welcome to Friday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    26. April 4, 2016

      Greece needs to keep the IMF at the table

      Since Alexis Tsipras persuaded Greek voters to endorse a third bailout programme, after flirting last summer with...

    27. April 3, 2016

      Lagarde dismisses claim that Greece is being pushed to default

      Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, has hit back at Greece over claims that the IMF is seeking...

    28. March 30, 2016

      Greece to probe debt racked up by former ruling parties

      Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister, has announced an official parliamentary probe into how the opposition...

    29. March 7, 2016

      Brussels seeks further reform to seal Greek bailout

      Eurozone finance ministers have moved to break a deadlock between Greece’s warring creditors by sending bailout...

    30. March 3, 2016

      EU nears migrant deal with Turkey

      The EU is close to a breakthrough deal with Ankara that would see all non-Syrian migrants reaching Greek islands...

    31. Fast FT

      March 3, 2016

      EU's Tusk tells economic migrants to stop coming

      The host of next week’s make-or-break emergency EU summit on refugees has warned economic migrants they are no longer...

    32. February 19, 2016

      Cameron frustrated as ‘British question’ EU talks roll on

      Summit talks on “the British question” were rolling into the second hour. Almost 20 leaders had spoken, most raising...

    33. Brussels Blog

      February 15, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Greece and The Wall

      This is Monday’s edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up here....

    34. February 14, 2016

      Greece push on migration ‘hotspots’ bears fruit on Leros

      The Aegean island of Leros has a tradition of hosting hard-pressed outsiders — from exiled opponents of Greece’s 1970s...

    35. February 12, 2016

      Greek farmers clash with police as protests over pensions intensify

      Scores of Greek farmers protesting against planned increases in taxes and pension contributions clashed with riot...

    36. Brussels Blog

      February 9, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: A Grexit-Brexit perfect storm

      This is Tuesday’s edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up here....

    37. Brussels Blog

      February 4, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Ireland and the bailout jinx

      This is Thursday’s edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    38. January 29, 2016

      Piraeus Bank names new directors in wake of CEO’s sacking

      Greece’s largest lender, Piraeus Bank, has named three representatives of foreign shareholders to its board for the...

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