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      Greece’s Syriza and Europe must be patient and pragmatic

      For a cash-strapped government, pleasing both one’s creditors and one’s voters is always tricky. The letter sent this week...

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      Bundestag backs Greek bailout extension

      The lower house of the German parliament approved an extension of the Greek bailout by a wide margin on Friday but a...

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      Greece will emerge this year from an unprecedented six-year recession, according to pr...
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    1. 21 hours ago

      IMF’s Christine Lagarde shows tough love to Greece over bailout

      When Christine Lagarde offered a sceptical view this week on the new Greek government’s reform plan, the International...

    2. 21 hours ago

      Shafts of sunlight amid Europe’s economic gloom

      In Florence’s Bargello museum stands Donatello’s bronze statue of David, in a straw hat and calf-length boots, victorious...

    3. 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...

    4. The World

      February 26, 2015

      Greece: in search of the perfect job market

      The stable of fictitious beasts from Greek mythology acquired a new inmate this week, unveiled in the letter from the Syriza...

    5. FT Alphaville

      February 26, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - Pettis: When do we decide that Europe must restructure much of its debt? - Lessons for Greece from...

    6. February 26, 2015

      Russia trades will not follow Greek game theory

      Who knows best: the pundits or financial markets? This week markets have won against the commentators. Their calm over...

    7. February 25, 2015

      Greece debt crisis: Athens clears one hurdle . . . and faces more

      Greece’s eleventh hour deal with its creditors to extend its €172bn bailout by four months brought a sigh of relief across...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. February 25, 2015

      German MPs urged to take tough line on Greece

      An influential German business group is urging MPs to take a tough line on Greece ahead of a Friday vote in the Bundestag to...

    11. February 25, 2015

      Ex-Greek minister on trial over HSBC accounts

      Former Greek finance minister George Papaconstantinou went on trial on Wednesday charged with removing relatives from a list...

    12. February 24, 2015

      Trichet warns on dangers of Greek eurozone exit

      Greece’s exit from the eurozone would be as dangerous for the currency bloc now as it would have been at the height of the...

    13. February 24, 2015

      A closer look at Greece’s proposed reforms

      Greece’s new leftwing Syriza government has talked of killing the country’s current bailout deal. Yet many of the reform...

    14. 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...

    15. FT Alphaville

      February 24, 2015

      I find your lack of payment culture disturbing

      We think this means the ECB doesn’t want Greece to end up defaulting. In the old days of course, the jargon was “to reaffirm...

    16. February 24, 2015

      Eurozone approves Greek reform proposal

      The new Greek government cleared one of its final hurdles to extending its €172bn bailout for another four months when...

    17. FT Alphaville

      February 24, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - In defence of can kicking. - Greece, a less simple macroeconomic guide. - “It would be weird if the...

    18. 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,...

    19. February 23, 2015

      Periphery bond yields drop on Greek hopes

      Eurozone government borrowing costs dropped sharply on Monday on hopes Greece had avoided ejection from Europe’s monetary...

    20. FT Alphaville

      February 23, 2015

      Greek funny money: no thanks

      Does money have value because the state says it’s money, or because the population trusts that it’s money? It’s a great,...

    21. February 23, 2015

      Free Lunch: Four misperceptions about Greece

      At best, it's the end of the beginning On Friday, Free Lunch called the eurogroup meeting on Greece "the next of many high...

    22. FT Alphaville

      February 23, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - Old India meets new via the bouncer caste of Delhi. - Moar human capital: people aren’t androids and...

    23. February 22, 2015

      A scrappy deal keeps Greece from the wolves

      It is a sign of low expectations in the handling of the Greek debt crisis when a deal to keep the country from chaos for...

    24. February 22, 2015

      The skirmish is over — let the Greek debt battle begin

      If this was meant to be the challenge to German economic orthodoxy, it failed. The compromise reached in Brussels on the...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. February 20, 2015

      Europe must act in unison against a revisionist Russia

      In an open letter to the Obama administration in July 2009, a group of eminent public figures from central and eastern...

    30. February 20, 2015

      ‘Aegina gang’ holds key to Greece’s euro crisis

      It was the midnight hour and Alexis Tsipras could not resist the glam rock anthem. As the now Greek premier strutted to “I...

    31. February 20, 2015

      Greece and eurozone agree bailout extension

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

    32. FT Alphaville

      February 20, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Greece and educating economists. - These are not the (modeling assumptions about) droids you are...

    33. 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...

    34. February 19, 2015

      Greeks search for hint of daylight between Schäuble and Merkel

      If Wolfgang Schäuble is bluffing, he is doing a brilliant job of it. The tough German finance minister’s response to the...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. FT Alphaville

      February 19, 2015

      Yes, yes, we know. It's time to talk about capital controls again

      So on Wednesday, we got this from the ECB as the Battle of the Drafts between the Eurogroup and Greece rumbles on — it’s in...

    38. FT Alphaville

      February 19, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - On the binariness of the euro, or lack of it. - “Maybe the magic of derivatives was actually a dark...

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