On a visit to Cyprus on 2 February, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told his host, Cyprus President Nikos Anastasiades, that the two countries could form a bridge between Europe and Russia, currently estranged over Ukraine.
Greece's leftist government began its drive to persuade a sceptical Europe to accept a new debt agreement on Sunday (1 February) while it starts to roll back on austerity measures imposed under its existing bailout agreement.
“We continue to work with them if the Greeks commit to what we have agreed,” Euro group head Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Monday as he arrived in Brussels for a meeting with euro area finance ministers. Dijsselbloem's comments come after anti-bailout leftist party Syriza won elections in Greece on Sunday.
Syriza marked a stunning victory in yesterday’s (25 January) Greek snap elections, but did not ensure an absolute majority. Its leader, Alexis Tsipras, said the “vicious cycle of austerity” is over, triggering mixed reactions in the EU. EURACTIV Greece reports.
Eurozone membership is “irrevocable”, the European Commission said today (5 December), after media reports about Greece leaving the single currency that triggered strong reactions in Athens. EURACTIV Greece reports.
Greek lawmakers failed to elect a new president in a first round of voting yesterday (17 December), leaving Prime Minister Antonis Samaras looking for as many as 20 votes from independents and small parties, in order to avoid snap elections early next year.
Greece's economy faces the risk of "irreparable" damage as the political crisis of recent days takes on increasingly serious proportions, the country's central bank chief said in prepared speech remarks yesterday (15 December).
Greece and its EU/IMF lenders failed to resolve differences over next year's budget at talks in Paris, a Greek official said yesterday (26 November), raising doubts about whether Athens can meet a deadline to wrap up its bailout programme.
Greece's government will resume stalled talks with EU/IMF lenders in Paris today (25 November), as Athens pushes to conclude a review by inspectors so it can make an early exit to an unpopular bailout programme.
Eurozone states are reconsidering whether Greece needs the additional debt relief it has been seeking, because the country's economic reforms, and improved prospects, have changed the arithmetic, officials say.
Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece's far-left Syriza party, recently traveled to Frankfurt and Rome to meet European leaders. He is softening his confrontational tone with Greece's international lenders. Tsipras has a drafted an agenda for the first 100 days of a future government.
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras seeks a confidence vote today (10 October) to rally support for his plan to abandon a widely-reviled EU/IMF aid package and end mounting speculation that his government is on its last legs.
Greece should be able to exit its international bailout ahead of schedule and cover its own financing needs from next year, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on Tuesday (23 September) after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Parts of Greece were hit by power cuts yesterday evening (3 July) after electricity workers began one of a series of 48-hour strikes against government plans to sell off part of the country's biggest power producer.
Portugal has decided to do without the last payment from its international bailout program after the country's constitutional court rejected a series of austerity measures, the finance minister said on Thursday (12 June).
European Commission Vice President Siim Kallas congratulated Portugal for having been able to exit its three-year €78-billion bailout on Saturday (17 May), but warned that there was no room for complacency, as many challenges are still facing the country.
Portugal said yesterday (4 May) it would exit its three-year €78-billion bailout this month without a precautionary credit line, as the country returns to growth after years of painful austerity and unpopular reforms.
For the first time in four years, Greece has acquired fresh money from the bond market. But amid explosive demand, and euphoria among investors, a study released by a research centre in Freiburg warns of premature optimism. EURACTIV Germany reports.
After Greece's successful return to the bond market last week, the time has come for European investment in the debt-ridden country, according to the Federation of German Industries. EURACTIV Greece reports.
Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told US Secretary Jack Lew yesterday (10 April) that Moscow was concerned about Ukraine's unpaid debt for supplies of natural gas, but was ready to work with international partners on financial aid for Kyiv.
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