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  1. 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...

  2. May 16, 2012

    Greeks urged to run poll as vote on euro

    Senior European leaders are attempting to turn Greece’s repeat national election next month into a referendum on the...

  1. May 8, 2012

    Greece alone must decide its fate

    The Greek people have finally delivered their verdict on the European rescue plan agreed by their leaders in February. At...

  2. March 19, 2012

    Venizelos quits to start election campaign

    Evangelos Venizelos resigned as Greek finance minister on Monday, signalling the start of campaigning for a general election...

  3. February 29, 2012

    Concessions will secure win in Irish vote

    When Greece announced plans last autumn for a referendum on the austere reforms its eurozone partners demand as the price...

  4. February 14, 2012

    Leftwing leader snubs Greek bail-out

    With his stylish haircut, sharp suits and BMW motorbike parked outside parliament, Alexis Tsipras cuts an striking figure in...

  5. February 9, 2012

    Deal sparks backlash in Athens

    Lucas Papademos, Greece’s prime minister, notched up his first political win on Thursday, after days of missed deadlines, by...

  6. February 9, 2012

    Eurozone dismisses Greek budget deal

    Eurozone finance ministers dismissed as incomplete a reputed €3.3bn package of Greek budget cuts presented to them in the...

  7. February 8, 2012

    Greek debt talks fail to break deadlock

    Greek political leaders failed to agree on fresh austerity measures during all night talks on Wednesday but were given...

  8. February 3, 2012

    Greece’s leaders oppose new austerity measures

    All three party leaders in Greece’s teetering national unity government have opposed new austerity measures demanded by...

  9. December 30, 2011

    The Euro Clouds

    ATHENS. The spotlight opens on George Papandreou, who is at home in bed, tossing in his sleep. Papandreou (waking up): Great...

  10. December 28, 2011

    Eurozone

    So many meetings, so little achieved. European Union leaders have held no fewer than 15 summits since the Greek crisis first...

  11. December 15, 2011

    Plight of Greece’s banks due to poor European leadership

    From his armchair at home in Athens, former Greek prime minister George Papandreou must have allowed himself a wry smile at...

  12. November 29, 2011

    Greek banks suffer surge in withdrawals

    The head of Greece’s central bank said on Tuesday that deposits had shrunk significantly in the past two months as the...

  13. November 23, 2011

    Samaras tells lenders he backs bail-out plan

    Antonis Samaras, leader of Greek conservatives, on Wednesday sent a letter to Greece’s international lenders backing a new...

  14. November 15, 2011

    Europe must not allow Rome to burn

    Confronted with turbulence in the provinces, the eurozone has sent in new governors. In place of the wayward George...

  15. November 13, 2011

    Brussels keeps tight grip on Greece and Italy

    European officials said they would keep up the pressure on Rome and Athens to implement long-demanded economic reforms,...

  16. November 11, 2011

    Eurozone turmoil: Enter the technocrats

    Europe’s debt crisis has been compared more than once to an earthquake – but never in such dramatic terms as the headline...

  17. November 11, 2011

    Papademos embarks on 100-day mandate

    Greece’s new interim government, headed by former central banker Lucas Papademos, was sworn in on Friday after a day of...

  18. November 10, 2011

    New Greek PM faces long to-do list

    Greece’s political leaders have chosen Lucas Papademos, a former vice-president of the European Central Bank, to head an...

  19. November 9, 2011

    Papademos named new Greek PM

    Greek political leaders have agreed on Lucas Papademos, a former vice-president of the European Central Bank, to head a new...

  20. November 9, 2011

    Europeans clutch at technocratic fixes

    The deeper Europe’s debt crisis becomes, the more European policymakers are clutching at solutions that substitute...

  21. November 9, 2011

    Compromise Greek PM candidate emerges

    Greece’s political crisis was set to be resolved on Wednesday with the appointment of a new prime minister to replace George...

  22. November 8, 2011

    Greece fails to agree on coalition

    Greek political leaders failed to wrap up coalition talks as planned on Tuesday night, raising fears the deal could start to...

  23. November 7, 2011

    The real Greek tragedy – its rapacious oligarchs

    Capricious, unreliable and ideologically driven were some of the more printable epithets hurled at George Papandreou in his...

  24. November 7, 2011

    Swiss firm on action to curb franc

    Central bankers in Switzerland have warned over the rise in the Swiss franc amid turmoil in the eurozone, raising...

  25. November 7, 2011

    Greek leaders fail to appoint PM

    Greek leaders failed to meet a self-imposed deadline for appointing a new prime minister on Monday after talks stalled with...

  26. November 7, 2011

    Euro dips as focus shifts to Italy

    The euro weakened on Monday amid uncertainty over the political situation in both Greece and Italy along with a spike in...

  27. November 7, 2011

    Italy’s bonds dragged into danger zone

    Silvio Berlusconi pledged on Monday to fight on in spite of a growing revolt within his centre-right party and a further...

  28. November 7, 2011

    Asian shares up on Europe’s modest progress

    Friday 03:45 GMT. Asian shares staged a modest rebound on rising hopes that Europe’s debt crisis will be contained, although...

  29. November 7, 2011

    Wanted – a prime minister

    Wanted: a temporary prime minister for small eurozone country in distress. Must be an economist with international...

  30. November 6, 2011

    Humiliating end to Greece’s social reformer

    Greece’s debt crisis has swept away its prime minister barely two years after he came to office as a traditional socialist...

  31. November 6, 2011

    Greece to form coalition government

    The leaders of Greece’s two largest political parties last night decided to form a government of national unity to start...

  32. November 4, 2011

    In God’s name, go!

    In a Group of 20 summit that fell well short of what was needed, the world’s most powerful leaders were powerless in the...

  33. November 4, 2011

    Banks do their best to sink a battered Europe

    What do you get if you cross a bull with a bear? The punchline was visible in this week’s markets but it wasn’t very funny...

  34. November 4, 2011

    Euro holds steady in face of Greek turmoil

    The euro pared its losses for the week in a resilient performance under the twin pressures of Greek political turmoil and a...

  35. November 4, 2011

    Fresh doubt over capacity to contain firestorm

    The excruciating twists and turns that European leaders have gone through over the past two weeks in their vain efforts to...

  36. November 4, 2011

    European banks lead losses in volatile week

    Political turmoil in Greece and an unexpected European Central Bank interest rate cut ensured a volatile week for equities...

  37. November 3, 2011

    Europe stumbling block for G20 deal

    European leaders on Friday were under pressure to outline a clear plan to resolve the eurozone crisis before countries from...

  38. November 3, 2011

    Markets move on pure gossip

    Investors always buy the rumour, but not since the dark days around Lehman’s collapse have markets moved so much on pure...

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