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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. December 9, 2013

    Greece strikes back

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

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. June 13, 2013

    Athens’ switch-off

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

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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,...

  27. 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...

  28. February 19, 2013

    Hollande’s visit boosts Greek coalition

    François Hollande, the French president, took his anti-austerity message to Greece on Tuesday, calling for “more growth and...

  29. January 21, 2013

    Greece orders faster sale of its assets

    Greece’s prime minister has told the privatisation agency to accelerate decision-making amid delays in choosing a buyer for...

  30. Brussels Blog

    January 21, 2013

    Is Grexit dead? The IMF seems to think not.

    Greek prime minister Samaras takes questions after last month's EU summit in Brussels. When eurozone leaders finally reached...

  31. January 20, 2013

    Bomb explodes at Athens mall

    A homemade bomb exploded inside a suburban Athens shopping mall on Sunday, slightly injuring two security guards as they...

  32. 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...

  33. December 30, 2012

    Athens to investigate former minister

    Greece’s governing coalition is to begin an inquiry into allegations that former finance minister George Papaconstantinou...

  34. December 19, 2012

    Greek finance minister wins breathing space

    Yannis Stournaras has won a much-needed breathing space after five months of non-stop negotiations with the troika of...

  35. December 13, 2012

    Draghi’s rallying cry for new EU powers

    The EU needs fresh powers to wind up failing banks in a speedy push to the next phase of banking union, according to Mario...

  36. December 13, 2012

    ‘Grexit dead’ as €34bn loan agreed

    A much-needed – and long-delayed – €34.3bn loan payment should flow to Athens within days after Greece’s creditors gave...

  37. December 3, 2012

    Greek tax scandal takes bizarre twist

    The unfolding scandal of the so-called “Lagarde list” of Greeks with Swiss bank accounts took a bizarre twist on Monday...

  38. November 21, 2012

    Triumph of inertia over experience

    When eurozone leaders agreed to a second aid programme for Greece last March, they stressed that financial help was...

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