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      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....

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      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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      Greece will emerge this year from an unprecedented six-year recession, according to pr...
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    1. 5 hours ago

      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...

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      10 hours ago

      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...

    3. 11 hours ago

      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...

    4. 12 hours ago

      Athens and creditors dig in on Greek debt

      Greece celebrates Syriza victory Greece and its international creditors dug in on opposite sides of Europe’s struggle over...

    5. 15 hours ago

      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...

    6. 16 hours ago

      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,...

    7. 24 hours ago

      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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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,...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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)...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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,...

    23. 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,...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. December 21, 2014

      Samaras in last-ditch bid to avert snap election amid bribe claims

      Antonis Samaras, Greece’s beleaguered prime minister, has offered last-minute concessions to persuade opposition lawmakers...

    33. December 16, 2014

      Independent Greeks leader says ‘we want elections’

      There was a time when Panos Kammenos would have been a natural ally for Antonis Samaras, the country’s centre-right prime...

    34. December 15, 2014

      EU chief risks backlash by praising Greek government ahead of vote

      The EU’s top economic official weighed into Greece’s political maelstrom on Monday, lauding the economic reforms of the...

    35. December 12, 2014

      The coming Grexit tragedy is really a European farce

      Europe, as in the sovereign and systemic risk playground, is becoming interesting again for US speculators. Thanks to...

    36. December 12, 2014

      War of words escalates as Samaras strains to keep Syriza at bay

      Greek lawmakers face a tense weekend as they decide whether to rally behind the premier’s presidential candidate or risk...

    37. December 12, 2014

      Modernisation remains the big challenge for Greece

      Whatever was on the minds of investors who dumped Greek stocks and bonds this week, reigniting fears about the eurozone’s...

    38. December 11, 2014

      Greek stocks and bonds in sharp sell-off

      Greek stocks and bonds suffered another sharp sell-off on Thursday amid mounting fears about the country’s future within the...

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