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      The stand-off that may sink the euro

      The euro has become the prisoner of a playground game of “you-go-first”. Everyone — almost — knows what needs to be done,...

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      Greek bank crisis leaves time short to strike debt deal

      It had to happen. Almost three months to the day after Europe’s stress tests gave an almost clean bill of health to Greece’s...

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      Greece will emerge this year from an unprecedented six-year recession, according to pr...
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    1. January 28, 2015

      Greek markets hammered as fears grow over new government

      Greek bank shares suffered their worst one day loss on record on Wednesday, as anxiety grew over the new government’s plan...

    2. January 27, 2015

      Greeks rebuff EU call for more Russia sanctions

      Greece’s new radical leftwing-dominated government signalled on Tuesday that friction with its European partners might...

    3. January 27, 2015

      Blogger and austerity critic trades cyberspace for parliament

      Before he was appointed finance minister on Tuesday Yanis Varoufakis had carved out a niche in cyberspace as a prolific...

    4. January 27, 2015

      Greek debt and a default of statesmanship

      Sometimes the right thing to do is the wise thing. That is the case now for Greece. Done correctly, debt reduction would...

    5. January 26, 2015

      Syriza’s electoral win is a chance to strike a deal

      The victory of far-left Syriza in last weekend’s Greek general election opens a dangerous new phase in the eurozone crisis....

    6. January 26, 2015

      Europe cannot agree to write off Greece’s debt

      Syriza have won the Greek election. But, perhaps just as startling, the “far left” party is making considerable headway in...

    7. January 26, 2015

      Halve Greek debt and keep the eurozone together

      Can Greece continue in the eurozone? That question is at the centre of a campaign of innuendo, threat and counter-threat...

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      January 26, 2015

      Is Greek government debt really 177% of GDP?

      The triumph of the anti-austerity Syriza party in Greece’s general election has put back on the table the vexed question of...

    9. January 26, 2015

      Key dates as Syriza seeks debt relief

      Syriza’s momentous election victory in Greece has thrown down a challenge to European governments determined to resist its...

    10. January 26, 2015

      Eurozone leaders reject Greek debt relief demands

      Eurozone leaders gave short shrift to the debt-relief demands of Greece’s far-left Syriza government on Monday even as they...

    11. January 26, 2015

      New Greek leader poised to unveil cabinet

      Greece celebrates Syriza victory Greece’s new prime minister Alexis Tsipras, leader of the radical leftwing Syriza party, is...

    12. January 26, 2015

      Q&A: What next for Greece and the eurozone

      Q. Does the emphatic victory of the radical leftwing Syriza party in Sunday’s Greek elections mean that a clash over debt...

    13. January 26, 2015

      Who will blink now Syriza has won?

      Three years ago, Syriza was only just recognisable as a modern political party. Today it is the new government of Greece,...

    14. January 25, 2015

      Syriza euphoria after win that shakes Europe

      Hours before Alexis Tsipras claimed victory for his radical left Syriza party in Sunday’s snap general election, the street...

    15. January 25, 2015

      Will Syriza’s Tsipras turn out to be a Lula or a Chávez?

      A leftwing party sweeps to victory in Greece, filling European allies with unease. Its leader says Greeks face a choice...

    16. January 25, 2015

      Greece’s debt pile: is it really unsustainable?

      Whatever government emerges after Greece’s parliamentary election, Athens will soon lock horns with its international...

    17. January 25, 2015

      Syriza win throws down challenge to Europe

      The insurgent leftist Syriza party secured a momentous election victory in Greece on Sunday night, throwing down a challenge...

    18. January 25, 2015

      Greece remains on democratic path despite years of depression

      After their third general election in less than three years, Greeks will wake up on Monday to a political, economic and...

    19. January 23, 2015

      Greeks stop paying taxes in expectation of Syriza poll victory

      A reluctance to pay taxes was much criticised by Greece’s creditors as one reason why the country needed a big international...

    20. January 22, 2015

      Grexit fears trump ECB largesse on Greek yields

      From the monetary to the existential. After the European Central Bank’s QE launch, the single currency faces the Greek...

    21. January 22, 2015

      Stavros Theodorakis poised to play pivotal role in Greek politics

      The young Greeks crowding open-air cafés around Athens’ Agia Irini square mostly ignored Stavros Theodorakis, leader of the...

    22. January 22, 2015

      Davos 2015: Finland opens door to Greece renegotiation

      Finland’s prime minister opened the door on Thursday to a renegotiation of the terms of Greek debt short of a writedown in...

    23. January 20, 2015

      Syriza’s far-left imagines electoral victory as revenge

      Plato, the Ancient Greek philosopher, thought human beings make correct choices when one part of the soul, rationality,...

    24. January 18, 2015

      Sapin open to debt dialogue with Greece

      French finance minister Michel Sapin has called on eurozone nations to respect the outcome of next Sunday’s election in...

    25. January 16, 2015

      Two Greek banks seek emergency funds from ECB

      Two Greek banks have applied for emergency funding from the European Central Bank as a “precautionary measure” against a...

    26. January 16, 2015

      A debt to history?

      As the crucial election looms in Greece later this month, newspapers have been full of pictures of demonstrations (or riots)...

    27. January 15, 2015

      Greece risks cash crunch if Syriza wins, finance minister warns

      Athens risks running out of cash to make debt repayments in March if the leftwing Syriza party comes to power, Greece’s...

    28. January 15, 2015

      Why Draghi will watch Greece as he launches eurozone QE

      Benoît Cœuré is one of Europe’s most powerful economists. As a European Central Bank executive board member he has a crucial...

    29. January 14, 2015

      Finland emerges as major hurdle to Greek bailout deal

      Finland has emerged as the biggest stumbling block to negotiating a new bailout deal with an incoming Greek government,...

    30. January 13, 2015

      Size of Greece’s debt limits scope for solutions

      Looking back, the signs were ominous. On the day Greece made its celebrated return to international markets in April 2014,...

    31. January 12, 2015

      Greece and Russia face high debt problem

      When does too much debt prove crippling for economies and markets? Investors have a lot to say on this question and are...

    32. January 6, 2015

      Taming Greek oligarchs is priority for Syriza

      Greece’s hard-left Syriza party says one of its top priorities if it takes power in this month’s general election will be to...

    33. January 6, 2015

      Eurozone fears a deal with Tsipras more than Grexit

      The last time Alexis Tsipras came this close to power, you could almost smell the panic. The leftist firebrand emerged from...

    34. January 5, 2015

      Wall Street tailspin spreads to Asian markets

      US crude oil dropped below $50 a barrel for the first time in five and a half years, sending energy stocks into a tailspin...

    35. January 5, 2015

      Greece should not play chicken with the euro

      The year 2014 may be remembered for the striking advance of radical fringe parties across Europe. The months ahead could see...

    36. January 4, 2015

      Political extremists may be the eurozone’s saviours

      This is going to be the year in which the eurozone will have its moment of truth. Three scheduled elections — in Greece this...

    37. January 2, 2015

      Greece: Grasping for relief

      It is 1.15pm on New Year’s Eve when a delivery van pulls up outside a ground-floor apartment in Ilioupolis, a middle-class...

    38. December 23, 2014

      Greek parliament fails to elect president in second-round vote

      Greece’s parliament failed to elect a new president in Tuesday’s second-round vote, increasing the chances of an early...

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