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    1. 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...

    2. February 28, 2013

      Italy exposes wider crisis of democracy

      The turmoil produced by the Italian elections has directed attention back to where it should have been all along – to the...

    1. January 18, 2013

      Greek parliament to probe tax list claims

      The Greek parliament voted on Thursday to probe allegations that former finance minister George Papaconstantinou failed to...

    2. June 17, 2012

      Samaras begins Greek coalition talks

      Greece’s centre-right New Democracy (ND) party has begun talks to build a coalition government after pushing the leftwing...

    3. The World

      June 15, 2012

      The return of Greece's grey suits?

      Lucas Papademos - should we have said 'au revoir', not 'goodbye', when he left office? Photo Reuters Perhaps the blazing sun...

    4. Money Supply

      June 14, 2012

      Orphanides takes a US break

      What do eurozone central bankers do when then step down? Lucas Papademos, a former ECB vice president, and Axel Weber, an...

    5. June 12, 2012

      Athens suburbs in dilemma over poll

      A polite ripple of applause greets Antonis Samaras, the Greek centre-right leader, in the main square of Aigaleo, a leftwing...

    6. June 7, 2012

      Papademos warns of Grexit vortex

      Lucas Papademos, the former Greek prime minister, has made an impassioned plea for Greece to stay in the eurozone, saying...

    7. FT Alphaville

      May 28, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      Spain is considering directly injecting its own government debt into BFA-Bankia to help fund the stricken lender’s €19bn...

    8. May 23, 2012

      Vulnerable euro hits year low

      The euro hit its lowest level this year as investors’ hopes that an EU summit on Wednesday would deliver stability to the...

    9. FT Alphaville

      May 22, 2012

      The Closer

      ROUND-UP “After a strong session for global equities, the mood turned sour again as fears over Greece’s potential exit from...

    10. The World

      May 22, 2012

      Behind closed doors: a Greek tragicomedy

      By Tony Barber, Europe Editor Greece, teetering on the precipice of the eurozone, is to hold a parliamentary election on...

    11. May 17, 2012

      Greek caretaker government takes office

      A non-political caretaker Greek government took over on Thursday to oversee fresh national elections on June 17 that leaders...

    12. May 16, 2012

      Greek banks see steady deposits outflow

      Greek banks have seen a steady outflow of deposits this month, reflecting savers’ concerns over the failure of political...

    13. May 14, 2012

      Greece set for further coalition talks

      Greece’s president is set to resume coalition talks on Tuesday with the country’s political leaders in another attempt to...

    14. FT Alphaville

      May 8, 2012

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning, New York… FT ALPHAVILLE Aviva CEO Andrew Moss steps down. It was probably pretty embarrassing to have his...

    15. FT Alphaville

      May 8, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      Spain is planning a state bail-out of Bankia, the country’s third biggest bank by assets, in a move likely to involve the...

    16. May 7, 2012

      Greece braced for repeat elections

      Greece is bracing itself for a repeat general election after its centre-right leader failed to win leftwing support to form...

    17. May 6, 2012

      Greek politicians suffer backlash to austerity

      Greece was facing a “political earthquake” last night, analysts said, after early results in Sunday’s general election...

    18. May 2, 2012

      Concern for Greek reforms ahead of poll

      Greece’s centre-right may be leading the polls ahead of Sunday’s general election, but even conservative loyalists are...

    19. April 11, 2012

      Greek election date set for May 6

      Greece will hold national elections on May 6 to replace a cross-party coalition government that has overseen a partial...

    20. April 10, 2012

      Greece’s challenge

      It was a short and troubled journey, but it may now be over. This week, five months after his appointment as the...

    21. April 9, 2012

      Pre-election threat to stability in Greece

      The credibility of Greece’s political class has sunk so low that both main parties of the centre right and centre left have...

    22. March 30, 2012

      Greek PM warns against threat to bailout

      The Greek prime minister has warned lawmakers against undermining reforms agreed with international lenders in an attempt to...

    23. March 19, 2012

      Premier Sisyphus

      Lucas Papademos, the prime minister of Greece, was obliged to put a brave face on the country’s prospects in what, with less...

    24. 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...

    25. March 18, 2012

      FT interview transcript: Lucas Papademos

      Financial Times interview with Lucas Papademos, Greek prime minister. Ralph Atkins, Frankfurt bureau chief, and Kerin Hope,...

    26. March 18, 2012

      Papademos keeps drama out of crisis

      Lucas Papademos was the perfect central banker – clever but conservative, cautious and low-profile. Since November, however,...

    27. March 11, 2012

      Greeks shift focus from debt to politics

      Greece’s two leading politicians both tried out stump speeches at the weekend as the focus for many in Athens turned from...

    28. March 9, 2012

      The not-so-sweet smell of odious debt

      “He that dies pays all debts,” says Stephano in The Tempest. Evidently he did not have sovereign debt in mind, which...

    29. March 7, 2012

      Top woman politician takes key Athens job

      Greece’s leading female politician took over on Wednesday as development minister, a post seen as critical to reviving the...

    30. March 2, 2012

      Cautious optimism marks end of EU summit

      The relief of Europe’s leaders at their latest spring summit in Brussels on Thursday and Friday was palpable. For the first...

    31. February 24, 2012

      Greek MP criticised for sending his savings abroad

      An unnamed Greek member of parliament came under pressure to resign on Friday for allegedly sending €1m of personal savings...

    32. February 24, 2012

      Greece launches debt swap offer

      Greece launched the private sector involvement in Athens’ second bail-out on Friday, a crucial next step in the eurozone’s...

    33. Brussels Blog

      February 21, 2012

      More on leaked Greek debt report

      Greece's Lucas Papademos, flanked by Greek and French finance ministers, at Monday's meeting. The 10-page Greek debt...

    34. February 19, 2012

      Greece must default if it wants democracy

      When Wolfgang Schäuble proposed that Greece should postpone its elections as a condition for further help, I knew that the...

    35. February 18, 2012

      Greek cabinet agrees debt swap

      ATHENS, Feb 18 – Greece's cabinet has agreed to launch a debt swap for private creditors on March 8 with the aim of...

    36. February 17, 2012

      Athens rehearses the nightmare of default

      On Friday afternoon, Constantine Michalos, president of the Athens chamber of commerce, sat in his office – around the...

    37. February 15, 2012

      Key Greek leader vows to honour cuts

      The Greek politician widely expected to win April’s election has committed his party to honouring spending cuts designed to...

    38. February 14, 2012

      Greece’s economy shrinks by 7%

      Greece’s recession worsened at the end of last year, new figures showed on Tuesday, adding to the pressure on a government...

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