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      Greek morals and German maths must find common ground

      By origin, “enigma” is a Greek word. By chance, it is also what confronts Germans these days when their thoughts turn to...

    2. March 24, 2015

      Athens raids public health coffers in hunt for cash

      Greece’s government has raided the coffers of its public health service and the Athens metro as it widens a hunt for funds...

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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. March 24, 2015

      Greek banks: political pawns

      While Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras wrangles over economic reforms and finance with Brussels, spare a thought for...

    2. March 23, 2015

      Merkel and Tsipras in bid to defuse tensions as cash fears rise

      Angela Merkel, German chancellor, and Alexis Tsipras, Greek prime minister, pledged to work together on Monday to try to...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      March 23, 2015

      Keeping an eye on Angela Merkel

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras listen to their countries’ national anthems upon his...

    4. March 23, 2015

      Q&A: As Greece and creditors squabble, cash is running out

      It does not get much simpler than this: the Greek government is rapidly running out of money and the EU authorities that...

    5. March 23, 2015

      What markets are watching this week

      After all the focus on the Federal Reserve and the dollar of late, attention this week should shift back to the battle...

    6. March 23, 2015

      Merkel under pressure to take tough line with Tsipras

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel has come under intense pressure from her own coalition to stick to her tough line over...

    7. Brussels Blog

      March 22, 2015

      Tsipras letter to Merkel: the annotated text

      If you didn’t know what the standoff over Greece’s bailout was all about, Alexis Tsipras, the new Greek prime minister, has...

    8. March 22, 2015

      Greece’s leader warns Merkel of ‘impossible’ debt payments

      Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister, has warned Angela Merkel that it will be “impossible” for Athens to service debt...

    9. March 22, 2015

      No cash for Athens until reforms in place, says Spain

      Greece’s cash-starved government will not receive any money from the eurozone rescue fund until all its proposed reforms...

    10. March 20, 2015

      Greek bailout summit ends in disarray

      Greece’s prime minister and fellow eurozone leaders emerged from a meeting early on Friday morning touting a breakthrough...

    11. March 20, 2015

      Greece’s Tsipras vows to accelerate reforms at meeting with EU creditors

      Greece’s prime minister agreed to speed up his economic reform plans but failed to secure any short-term financing for his...

    12. March 19, 2015

      ECB weighs curbs on Greek banks’ government debt purchases

      The European Central Bank is considering banning Greek lenders from adding to their holdings of government debt in a move...

    13. March 18, 2015

      Greece and creditors bicker ahead of summit

      A Greek “humanitarian bill” to aid victims of the economic crisis has become the latest flashpoint in the country’s frayed...

    14. March 17, 2015

      Rival accuses Syriza of wanting to ‘blow up’ relations with Germany

      In Greece’s war of words against Germany, one voice sounds strikingly different. Stavros Theodorakis, a political newcomer...

    15. March 12, 2015

      Tsipras’s blast against foreign powers has familiar ring

      To older Greeks the harsh rhetoric unleashed against Germany by Alexis Tsipras and ­members of his leftwing government has a...

    16. March 11, 2015

      Greek demands for war reparations set creditors on edge

      A provocative Greek demand for war reparations from Germany suggests that relations between the country’s new hard-left...

    17. March 9, 2015

      After the surrender, allow Syriza to claim victory at home

      Europeans reacted with relief to what is widely seen as surrender last month by the Greek government in tense talks over an...

    18. March 9, 2015

      Greece, Russia and the politics of humiliation

      Just before Alexis Tsipras was elected Greek prime minister in January, he made a vow to the voters: “On Monday national...

    19. Brussels Blog

      March 9, 2015

      Will the "troika" return to Athens?

      Among the issues plaguing deliberations over the way forward on Greece’s bailout is how the country’s international...

    20. March 4, 2015

      Athens faces uphill struggle despite eurozone deal

      The Greek government received a boost last month when it reached agreement with its eurozone creditors on a four-month...

    21. Brussels Blog

      March 1, 2015

      Dijsselbloem interview: the annotated transcript

      During a 45-minute interview in his Dutch finance ministry office in The Hague, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, chairman of the...

    22. March 1, 2015

      How Jeroen Dijsselbloem did the deal to extend the Greece bailout

      When Jeroen Dijsselbloem finally received the letter from Athens, he was more than a little surprised. For the preceding 48...

    23. February 27, 2015

      Greece’s Syriza and Europe must be patient and pragmatic

      For a cash-strapped government, pleasing both one’s creditors and one’s voters is always tricky. The letter sent this week...

    24. February 20, 2015

      ‘Aegina gang’ holds key to Greece’s euro crisis

      It was the midnight hour and Alexis Tsipras could not resist the glam rock anthem. As the now Greek premier strutted to “I...

    25. The World

      February 19, 2015

      New Greek president disappoints Syriza's far left

      The election by parliament of Prokopis Pavlopoulos, a centre-right former cabinet minister, as Greece’s new president on...

    26. February 17, 2015

      Greece to request bailout extension

      Greece is to request an extension of its international bailout on Wednesday along the lines of a compromise deal proposed by...

    27. February 17, 2015

      Lack of trust hampers race to salvage Greece bailout deal

      The first sign things had gone horribly wrong came from Athens. Even as eurozone finance ministers were holed up in their...

    28. February 13, 2015

      Syriza is about the EU’s future, not just Greece

      Sir, I read with great interest Peter Aspden’s article “It’s not time to write off our debt to Greece yet” (Life & Arts,...

    29. February 13, 2015

      Varoufakis faces challenge of turning game theory into triumph

      As a professor of game theory, Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s new finance minister, has spent many hours showing his students...

    30. FT Alphaville

      February 13, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. The European Central Bank extended another EUR5bn in emergency loans to banks in...

    31. February 12, 2015

      Merkel keeps up the heat on Greece

      Angela Merkel, German chancellor, reiterated her government’s hardline stance on Greece’s options for a fiscal rescue,...

    32. February 12, 2015

      How Greek compromise on bailout unravelled

      According to officials who were in the room, it was 18 against one. When the new Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis,...

    33. Brussels Blog

      February 11, 2015

      How much would a third Greek bailout cost?

      One of the unmentioned problems looming over the current Greece standoff is the fact that Athens will need a third bailout,...

    34. February 11, 2015

      Greece set for eurozone showdown

      Greece’s Yanis Varoufakis heads for showdown talks with his fellow eurozone finance ministers on Wednesday afternoon, buoyed...

    35. February 10, 2015

      US urges eurozone and Athens to strike a deal on bailout

      The US has urged Athens and its eurozone creditors to strike a deal over Greece’s financial future, underlining...

    36. The World

      February 10, 2015

      Syriza and the rent-seekers

      If there was any doubt that the forthcoming negotiations between Greece’s new Syriza government and its eurozone creditors...

    37. February 9, 2015

      Greek default risk at highest since 2012

      The risk of Greece defaulting on its debt has jumped to the highest level since the eurozone crisis, as investors fear the...

    38. February 9, 2015

      Greek negotiators should learn a little from Britain

      The proposal for “debt-swapping” floated by Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister, is both ingenious and constructive....

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