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      January 25, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: The Left also rises?

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

    2. January 10, 2016

      Free-market reformer Mitsotakis wins vote to lead Greece opposition party

      One of Greece’s most outspoken free-market reformers shocked the country’s political establishment Sunday night by...

    3. September 6, 2015

      Greece, democracy and the labour of Hercules

      Greece, the eurozone’s inveterately delinquent pupil, is top of the class when it comes to consulting the will of the...

    4. August 27, 2015

      Alexis Tsipras’s main rivals in Greece’s election race

      PANAGIOTIS LAFAZANIS — THE LEFTWING VETERAN A veteran leftwinger who, like Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister,...

    5. January 23, 2015

      Greeks stop paying taxes in expectation of Syriza poll victory

      A reluctance to pay taxes was much criticised by Greece’s creditors as one reason why the country needed a big...

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      January 22, 2015

      Greek cleaners and gesture politics

      Here’s one prediction if Alexis Tsipras and his radical left Syriza party win Sunday’s Greek parliamentary elections:...

    7. January 15, 2015

      Greece risks cash crunch if Syriza wins, finance minister warns

      Athens risks running out of cash to make debt repayments in March if the leftwing Syriza party comes to power, Greece’s...

    8. December 29, 2014

      Fears for fresh Greek crisis after poll called

      Fears of a fresh Greek crisis were ignited on Monday after Athens called a snap general election that could bring the...

    9. December 29, 2014

      Greeks prepare for polls and more uncertainty

      For weeks, political uncertainty has loomed on Greece’s horizon. On Monday, it arrived. With Antonis Samaras, the...

    10. December 28, 2014

      Greece’s PM calls for consensus ahead of final presidential vote

      Greece’s prime minister has urged wavering MPs to back his party’s candidate for president in Monday’s final round of...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. December 17, 2014

      Athens stumbles at first presidential poll hurdle

      Greek lawmakers failed to elect Stavros Dimas as the country’s next president in Wednesday’s first-round vote, but the...

    14. December 16, 2014

      Independent Greeks leader says ‘we want elections’

      There was a time when Panos Kammenos would have been a natural ally for Antonis Samaras, the country’s centre-right...

    15. December 15, 2014

      EU chief risks backlash by praising Greek government ahead of vote

      The EU’s top economic official weighed into Greece’s political maelstrom on Monday, lauding the economic reforms of the...

    16. December 12, 2014

      War of words escalates as Samaras strains to keep Syriza at bay

      Greek lawmakers face a tense weekend as they decide whether to rally behind the premier’s presidential candidate or...

    17. December 11, 2014

      Greek stocks and bonds in sharp sell-off

      Greek stocks and bonds suffered another sharp sell-off on Thursday amid mounting fears about the country’s future...

    18. 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...

    19. December 9, 2014

      A high-risk gamble on the future of Greece

      Five years after Greece’s confession of fiscal delinquency plunged the eurozone into an existential crisis, a...

    20. December 9, 2014

      Q&A: What is behind Greece’s snap presidential election?

      Why did Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras call a snap presidential election? The government wants to put an end to...

    21. December 8, 2014

      Greek premier calls snap presidential election

      Prime minister Antonis Samaras has called a snap presidential election in a high-stakes bid to retain power despite his...

    22. December 5, 2014

      Greek hopes of waving goodbye to bailout appear to be dashed

      For Greece, this was supposed to be the end. After more than four years and two separate rescues totalling €245bn,...

    23. November 3, 2014

      EU leaders weigh plan for Greek exit from bailout

      Eurozone leaders are weighing a plan to allow Greece to exit its four-year-old bailout at the end of the year by...

    24. 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...

    25. October 16, 2014

      Greek PM’s pledge to exit bailout backfires

      Greece’s beleaguered prime minister, Antonis Samaras, used a bold gambit last week to win a confidence vote and...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      October 15, 2014

      Amal in Athens

      Petros Giannakouris/AP Lawyer Amal Clooney arrives for a meeting with Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras in Athens....

    27. October 11, 2014

      Greece coalition survives confidence vote

      Greece’s fractious governing coalition has survived a confidence vote ahead of critical talks with international...

    28. October 6, 2014

      Greece unveils optimistic budget

      Greece has announced an optimistic budget for 2015, which includes across-the-board tax cuts and handouts to judges and...

    29. September 21, 2014

      Scotland’s No echoes Europe’s Yes to grand coalitions

      The union is saved. Alex Salmond, Scotland’s nationalist first minister, has resigned. All the ink spilled on the...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. May 26, 2014

      Syriza triumphs in Greece

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

    37. 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...

    38. 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,...

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