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  1. September 6, 2014

    Greece announces cuts to crisis taxes

    Greece has announced sweeping tax cuts aimed at ending years of severe austerity without waiting for the “troika” of bailout...

  2. July 5, 2014

    Greek reform still way short of victory over old habits

    In the bigger scheme of Greece’s ordeal by financial collapse, it may seem a modest triumph for good government that its...

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

  2. June 20, 2014

    China signs $4bn of deals with Greece

    Greece and China have signed shipping, trade and energy deals worth $4bn during a three-day visit to Athens by Li Keqiang,...

  3. June 9, 2014

    Greece names Gikas Hardouvelis finance minister

    Greece has named Gikas Hardouvelis, chief economist at a private Athens bank, as finance minister in a government reshuffle...

  4. 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...

  5. May 25, 2014

    Syriza triumphs in Greece

    Greece’s leftwing Syriza triumphed over the governing New Democracy in Sunday’s European vote, marking the self-described...

  6. 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...

  7. May 14, 2014

    Inside Europe’s Plan Z

    Every working day since the crisis struck, George Provopoulos, the silver-haired governor of Greece’s central bank, summoned...

  8. May 11, 2014

    How the euro was saved - FT series

    To the astonishment of almost everyone in the room, Angela Merkel began to cry. “Das ist nicht fair.” That is not fair, the...

  9. May 11, 2014

    Eurozone tax cuts are always popular, but not always prudent

    During the eurozone crisis, governments rushed through eye-watering tax increases to shore up their public finances and win...

  10. March 30, 2014

    Greece reforms clear way for €8.3bn aid

    Greece’s parliament has approved a structural reform package agreed with international lenders, opening the way for...

  11. March 18, 2014

    Greece reaches deal with lenders to unlock €10bn aid tranche

    Greece has reached a deal with international lenders on a range of structural reforms that will allow it to unlock a...

  12. January 8, 2014

    Eurozone risks trying on mood of confidence

    Until very recently it would have been seen as a smug if not rather overconfident prediction. Standing in the epicentre of...

  13. December 9, 2013

    Greece strikes back

    Ever since Greece entered its rescue programme in 2010, the relationship between Athens and its international lenders has...

  14. December 8, 2013

    Greece shows new assertive attitude to troika demands

    For a year and a half, Antonis Samaras has kept Greece’s bailout programme broadly on track despite his coalition...

  15. December 8, 2013

    Greece passes 2014 budget in tight vote

    The Greek parliament approved its 2014 budget by a slim majority on Sunday but international bailout inspectors postponed a...

  16. 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...

  17. December 3, 2013

    Macedonia calls for pressure on Greece in name dispute

    Prospects for a settlement of the Greek-Macedonian dispute over the name of the former Yugoslav republic are the worst in 18...

  18. November 23, 2013

    Greece’s prime minister warns of reform fatigue

    Implementing change too fast risks “reform fatigue” in Greece, the country’s prime minister has warned, in a fresh sign of...

  19. October 10, 2013

    Hedge funds profit in land of Greek opportunity

    From Andrew Liveris of Dow Chemical to ambassador John Negroponte, the great and the good of the Greek diaspora gathered...

  20. FT Photo Diary

    October 7, 2013

    Blessed day for Greece’s parliament

    Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras attends a blessing ceremony for the new season in the Athens...

  21. October 4, 2013

    Greece should crack down on crimes, not beliefs

    In mid-September, polls showed that at least a 10th of Greeks would consider voting for the nationalist and anti-immigrant...

  22. September 17, 2013

    EU faces hard decisions after German election pause

    Throughout her election campaign, Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, has insisted the EU’s work has not been put on hold...

  23. July 16, 2013

    Greek lawmakers vote to send George Papaconstantinou to trial

    Greek lawmakers have voted by an overwhelming majority to send former finance minister George Papaconstantinou to trial on...

  24. July 8, 2013

    Greece secures €4.8bn bailout tranche

    The Greek government secured a crucial €4.8bn aid payment from international bailout lenders on Monday night after an...

  25. Brussels Blog

    June 26, 2013

    Is Greece's bailout running out of cash?

    Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras, centre, holds a cabinet meeting this week. Just how off track is Greece’s €172bn...

  26. June 24, 2013

    Greek PM Samaras reshuffles cabinet in bid to avert snap election

    Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras reshuffled his cabinet on Monday aiming to avert a snap election and keep the country’s...

  27. June 21, 2013

    Greek markets rattled by political disarray

    Greek bond yields have climbed sharply as investors fret over domestic political uncertainty and an impasse between the...

  28. June 21, 2013

    Coalition bust-up revives fears over Greek bailout

    The Greek government of Antonis Samaras saw its parliamentary majority shrink to a handful of votes on Friday after a junior...

  29. June 18, 2013

    Samaras buckles in wake of ruling over ERT

    Greece’s fractious political leaders have agreed to overhaul their coalition agreement, ending a six-day stand-off over the...

  30. June 13, 2013

    Athens’ switch-off

    The decision by Antonis Samaras, prime minister, to switch off ERT, the national broadcaster, produced knee-jerk reactions...

  31. June 13, 2013

    Greeks strike over closure of state broadcaster

    Thousands of Greeks participating in a 24-hour general strike joined a peaceful protest on Thursday outside the headquarters...

  32. Brussels Blog

    May 31, 2013

    Did Berlin throw Dijsselbloem under the bus?

    Dijsselbloem, right, meeting Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras in Athens this morning. As part of the big Franco-German...

  33. FT Photo Diary

    May 16, 2013

    Chinese honour guards await Greece PM

    Andy Wong/AP Chinese military officers use a piece of rope to line up honour guards as they prepare for a welcome ceremony...

  34. April 4, 2013

    Glimmers of hope for Greek recovery

    The Greek economy is showing small signs of recovery after five years of recession, even though it is still “in a critical...

  35. March 22, 2013

    Cyprus: A poor diagnosis, a bitter pill

    After days of anger and worry about the safety of their savings, hundreds of Cypriot protesters gathered outside the...

  36. March 14, 2013

    EU leaders meet amid austerity debate

    European leaders arrived in Brussels on Thursday for a summit where the intensifying debate over the austerity-led response...

  37. March 14, 2013

    Greece and lenders fall out over firings

    A dispute over the sacking of civil servants has stalled talks between Greece and the “troika” of international lenders,...

  38. March 4, 2013

    Qatari royals buy private Greek island

    The Qatari royal family is buying a privately owned Greek island for €4.9m in a deal that signals a renewal of interest in...

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