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      Greek vote triggers snap election

      The Greek parliament has failed to elect a new president, triggering a snap general election that could bring the...

    2. December 23, 2014

      Greek parliament fails to elect president in second-round vote

      Greece’s parliament failed to elect a new president in Tuesday’s second-round vote, increasing the chances of an early...

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      Greece will emerge this year from an unprecedented six-year recession, according to pr...
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    1. December 21, 2014

      Samaras in last-ditch bid to avert snap election amid bribe claims

      Antonis Samaras, Greece’s beleaguered prime minister, has offered last-minute concessions to persuade opposition lawmakers...

    2. December 12, 2014

      Modernisation remains the big challenge for Greece

      Whatever was on the minds of investors who dumped Greek stocks and bonds this week, reigniting fears about the eurozone’s...

    3. December 10, 2014

      Greece’s radical left Syriza seeks to soften its sharp edges

      Greece was the epicentre of Europe’s debt crisis and now — after four years of punishing austerity — it may soon become the...

    4. December 9, 2014

      Snap election in Greece reignites fears for eurozone

      Greece’s political woes re-erupted as a threat to global financial stability on Tuesday, triggering the biggest drop on the...

    5. October 26, 2014

      Patronage and bribery will persist in Greece

      At first sight it is puzzling that Greece should be in a hurry to exit the EU-International Monetary Fund bailout on which...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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,...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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