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      Gaze of Herodotus

      Tourists walk through the Attalos arcade in Athens, past the ancient marble head of Greek historian Herodotus ...

    2. February 26, 2015

      Free Lunch: An alternative for Greece

      How to stay in the euro without more loans The Greek saga goes on. It is still not even certain that last week's "deal" will...

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    1. February 25, 2015

      Greece suspends football matches after upsurge in violence

      ATHENS, Feb 25 (Reuters) Matches in Greece’s professional soccer leagues have been suspended indefinitely in a crackdown on...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      February 25, 2015

      Eyes on Greece

      A man walks past graffiti in Athens. Germany’s finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble said on Wednesday it had not been an easy...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      February 24, 2015

      Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

      A presidential “Evzon” stands guard (L) as Giorgos Paganis, 52, a marble craftsman from the island of Tinos, adds the words...

    4. February 24, 2015

      S&P 500 hits record after Yellen remarks

      Tuesday 21:00 GMT. US stocks rose to record highs while Treasury bonds and the dollar saw choppy trading as participants...

    5. February 23, 2015

      Eurogroup conference call raises hopes for Greek bailout extension

      Eurozone finance ministers are expected to hold a conference call on Tuesday to weigh Greece’s new economic reform plans,...

    6. February 22, 2015

      Greece scrambles to send draft reforms to EU institutions

      The Greek government scrambled to come up with economic reform proposals to satisfy its international creditors, even as...

    7. February 22, 2015

      Bailout monitors to review Greek government’s reform list

      Although Friday’s deal to extend Athens’ EU bailout by another four months beyond this Saturday’s expiry date may have...

    8. February 21, 2015

      Greek prime minister’s statement

      Athens and its eurozone bailout lenders agreed an eleventh-hour deal to extend the country’s €172bn rescue programme on...

    9. February 20, 2015

      Finance chiefs draw up Greek bailout text

      Negotiations led by Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch finance minister who chairs the eurogroup of 19 eurozone finance...

    10. FT Alphaville

      February 20, 2015

      FirstFT (the new Cut)

      Athens’ chances of finding itself without an EU financial backstop in one week will come down to a bitter face-off in...

    11. February 20, 2015

      US stocks and euro rally after Greek deal

      Friday 21:00 GMT. US stocks climbed to record highs and the euro rallied after Greece and its eurozone creditors agreed an...

    12. February 19, 2015

      Slovakia rules out further financial aid for Greece

      Slovakia’s prime minister has vowed to oppose Athens’ push to ease the terms of its bailout, and warned that Bratislava was...

    13. February 19, 2015

      Germans rebuff Greek ‘Trojan horse’

      Athens’ chances of finding itself without an EU financial backstop in one week will come down to a bitter face-off in...

    14. February 18, 2015

      Greek banks pin hopes on political accord

      Athens was “near panic”. Olga Tsironi was loath to risk her money in a bank. Fearing Greece would crash out of the euro, the...

    15. FT Alphaville

      February 18, 2015

      FirstFT - Greece seeks bailout, underpaid bankers, Martin Wolf on the dollar

      Greece is seeking a bailout extension along the lines proposed by Pierre Moscovici, the European Commission’s economic...

    16. February 17, 2015

      Greece to request bailout extension

      Greece is to request an extension of its international bailout on Wednesday along the lines of a compromise deal proposed by...

    17. February 17, 2015

      Tough negotiations rarely end until the deadline is due

      The most paranoid traders might be adding GRD to the hotlist on their currency terminals, just in case. But the rest of the...

    18. February 17, 2015

      European markets shrug off collapse of Greek talks

      European financial markets have largely shrugged off a breakdown in talks between the Greek government and its eurozone...

    19. FT Alphaville

      February 17, 2015

      FirstFT (the 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. A crucial meeting over the future of Greece’s bailout broke down in acrimony...

    20. February 16, 2015

      Greece bailout talks collapse in acrimony

      A crucial meeting of eurozone finance ministers over the future of Greece’s bailout broke down in acrimony after Athens...

    21. February 15, 2015

      Gap still yawns between Greece and its creditors

      Greece faces a reckoning in Brussels on Monday that will bring into relief profound differences with its international...

    22. February 15, 2015

      Athens must stand firm against the eurozone’s failed policies

      The Greek finance minister can expect a frosty reception on Monday where he will confront his eurozone colleagues in another...

    23. February 13, 2015

      Varoufakis faces challenge of turning game theory into triumph

      As a professor of game theory, Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s new finance minister, has spent many hours showing his students...

    24. February 12, 2015

      Merkel keeps up the heat on Greece

      Angela Merkel, German chancellor, reiterated her government’s hardline stance on Greece’s options for a fiscal rescue,...

    25. February 12, 2015

      How Greek compromise on bailout unravelled

      According to officials who were in the room, it was 18 against one. When the new Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis,...

    26. FT Alphaville

      February 12, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Greek bailout talks broke down in recriminations after six hours. Eurozone...

    27. Brussels Blog

      February 12, 2015

      UPDATED: The (almost) agreed statement on Greece

      [UPDATE] In response to our post below, the Greek government this morning has denied it ever agreed to the text we got our...

    28. February 12, 2015

      Greek bailout talks with Europe break down

      Eurozone finance ministers’ first attempt to grapple with the bailout demands made by the new Greek government broke down in...

    29. Brussels Blog

      February 11, 2015

      How much would a third Greek bailout cost?

      One of the unmentioned problems looming over the current Greece standoff is the fact that Athens will need a third bailout,...

    30. February 11, 2015

      Greece set for eurozone showdown

      Greece’s Yanis Varoufakis heads for showdown talks with his fellow eurozone finance ministers on Wednesday afternoon, buoyed...

    31. February 10, 2015

      US urges eurozone and Athens to strike a deal on bailout

      The US has urged Athens and its eurozone creditors to strike a deal over Greece’s financial future, underlining...

    32. The World

      February 10, 2015

      Syriza and the rent-seekers

      If there was any doubt that the forthcoming negotiations between Greece’s new Syriza government and its eurozone creditors...

    33. February 9, 2015

      Q&A: Greece and the bridge to nowhere

      The vow by the new Greek prime minister to let his country’s €172bn bailout expire at the end of the month has left...

    34. February 8, 2015

      No extension to Greek bailout, says Tsipras

      Speech highlights • Declares bailout has been cancelled ‘by its own failure’ • First goal is a ‘bridge agreement’ with...

    35. February 8, 2015

      Washington urges eurozone leaders to compromise with Athens

      The Obama administration is pushing eurozone leaders to compromise more with Athens as fears grow that a protracted...

    36. February 6, 2015

      Syriza boosts Greek spirits even as it drops election debt pledge

      Like many young Athenians, Costas Nikoloudis has not had much to cheer about of late. At 25, the physical education graduate...

    37. FT Alphaville

      February 6, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande will head to Moscow to attempt to break the...

    38. February 5, 2015

      François Hollande and Matteo Renzi will back Greece only so far

      A Socialist French president who has railed against austerity pleaded for leniency for Greece but insisted that Athens must...

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