Should they stay or should they go? On Sunday (5 July), Greece held a referendum on the terms of a bailout package put forward by the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the Internatonal Monetary Fund (IMF). EurActiv reports, in real time.
Greece will vote on its future in the eurozone on Sunday (5 July). If such a poll were to be conducted across the EU, it is far from certain that a majority would back further concessions to Athens as the price for keeping the Union intact. The EurActiv Network reports.
The 5 July referendum called by the Greek government will be on the agreement proposed by international creditors, not on a Grexit, said Alexis Tsipras, late Friday night (26 June). EurActiv Greece reports.
The new deal set to be agreed on between Athens and its creditors has triggered strong reactions within Syriza. Many MPs are opposed to it, and said they would reject it, jeopardising the Greek government's stability. EurActiv Greece reports.
The meeting on Greece between eurozone finance ministers in Brussels ended after only a few hours on Monday (22 June), but Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem said the new Greek proposals sent this morning give an opportunity to reach a deal this week.
Default by debt-wracked Greece loomed dangerously closer after last-ditch talks between Athens and its EU-IMF creditors collapsed on Sunday (14 May), bringing the threat of a Greek exit from the euro closer than ever.
If only a deal to end the crisis could be sealed with a kiss. But, 24 hours after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras got a Greek-style embrace as he arrived in Brussels on Wednesday (10 June), an agreement to save his country from bankruptcy seemed as elusive as ever.
Disunity on European issues within France's governing party on European issues was once again laid bare at the party congress in Poitiers last week. Opposition to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is one of the rare points of consensus among the Socialist Party. EurActiv France reports .
The crisis in Greece's talks with its international creditors has put Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras under enormous pressure. Athens warns that if it is "punished", Paris and Rome will soon follow. EurActiv Greece reports.
The view that Greece has not achieved sufficient fiscal consolidation is not just false; it is patently absurd. Clearly, creditors’ demand for more austerity has nothing to do with concerns about genuine reform or moving Greece onto a sustainable fiscal path, writes Yanis Varoufakis.
Two new forces, anti-austerity Podemos and market-friendly Ciudadanos, made strong gains in Spain's local and regional elections on Monday (25 May), overturning a two-party system that has seen the PP and rival Socialists alternate in power since the end of dictatorship 40 years ago.
EU paymaster Germany said on Monday (11 May) it could make sense for Greece to hold a referendum on painful economic reforms under negotiation with its creditors, changing tack as Berlin's own lawmakers bridle at further aid for Athens.
Greece's government is considering selling stakes in its two largest ports as a concession to reach an agreement with its lenders and unlock bailout funds, a government official said yesterday (29 April).
Greece's finance ministry dismissed on Sunday (12 April) a report by a German newspaper which said that eurozone officials were shocked at Greece's failure to outline plans for structural reforms at last week's talks in Brussels.
The EU executive warned on Monday (30 March) that Greece and its creditors had yet to hammer out a new list of reforms despite talks lasting all weekend aimed at staving off bankruptcy and a euro exit.