article 22 August 2015 World, Greece
Macedonia refugee emergency: thousands run across border

Thousands of migrants broke through a police line in Macedonia as the government struggles to control the border. Many are still stranded in "dangerous" conditions.

post 21 August 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Greece's debts: no separation of church and state

I am amazed to find that a previous regime here decided to enrol every single priest as a civil servant and pay them as such - together with their pensions.

article 12 August 2015 World, Greece
Kos migrant crisis: 'blood will be shed'

There were chaotic scenes outside a stadium on the Greek island of Kos yesterday, as hundreds of migrants fought to be registered.

article 20 July 2015 World, Greece
Podemos supporters at anti-austerity demonstration (Getty)
Is Europe's anti-austerity movement falling apart?

The latest polls show collapse in popular support for Spain's leftist Podemos party, as its Greek ally Syriza is forced to implement a harsh austerity package.

article 15 July 2015 World, Greece
Greece crisis: angry parliament scenes ahead of bailout vote

Angry scenes broke out in the Greek parliament today as papers were thrown into the air and a minister resigned while MPs debated economic reforms ahead of a bailout vote.

post 15 July 2015
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Decoding the IMF: Greek deal doomed, exit likely

The levels of economic pain and dysfunctional borrowing set to be inflicted on Greece mean that at some point public opinion will flip.

post 13 July 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog EU hopes what Alexis agreed, Athens will enact

Juncker and Merkel saying early today they are confident Athens will do as it is told and as its own leader has negotiated, but the scale of the Greek PM's U-turn remains breath-taking.

post 13 July 2015
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Greece wins euro debt deal - but democracy is the loser

There is now the basis of a deal to keep Greece in the eurozone - but it involves the crushing of a government elected on a landslide and the flouting of a referendum.

post 12 July 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Greece crisis: eurozone demands action, not words

"The most important currency has been lost," remarked a rueful Angela Merkel on her way into the Eurozone talks today, "and that is trust."

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