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    1. 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...

    2. 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 prime...

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

    2. 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 risk...

    3. 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 within the...

    4. 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 combination of...

    5. 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 weeks...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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, Prime...

    9. 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 converting...

    10. 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...

    11. 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 preserve a...

    12. 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....

    13. October 11, 2014

      Greece coalition survives confidence vote

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

    14. 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 the...

    15. 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 benefits...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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,...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. December 9, 2013

      Greece strikes back

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

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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