Athens stocks jump 4.4% on hopes of EU deal

2015-04-24 15:45

The main index of the Athens stock exchange has shot up 4.43% to 769.63 points in midday trading on hopes that Greece will make progress towards a deal.

Eurozone debt levels rise to record

2015-04-21 13:09

Eurozone government debt has surged to the highest levels since the introduction of the single currency, underscoring the challenges confronting the 19-nation bloc.

Greek economic plan requires details - US

2015-04-19 15:00

The US has urged Greece's government to go through "every line" in its budget to come up with a detailed economic reform plan that satisfies its creditors.

Greece starts trial of neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party

2015-04-19 13:05

Greece begins one of its most publicised trials in decades, with dozens of people linked to the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party facing charges including murder and participation in a criminal organisation.

ECB holds interest rates low, Greece casts shadow

2015-04-15 15:15

The European Central Bank has left interest rates unchanged, holding them at record lows as its money-printing scheme shows early signs of perking up the economy.

Greece may have blown best hope of debt deal

2015-04-14 10:30

Even if it survives the next three months on the brink of bankruptcy, Greece may have blown its best chance of a debt deal by alienating its eurozone partners.

Pressure pushing Greek PM into tightrope act

2015-04-06 19:15

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is having to juggle divergent voices and pressure from the public on the sale of the country's biggest port.

Russia, Greece to discuss EU sanctions

2015-04-05 12:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras plan to discuss economic ties and the European Union's sanctions against Moscow.

Jailed Greek ex-minister's wife escapes from detention

2015-04-02 11:12

The wife of a prominent Greek ex-minister jailed for corruption has escaped from a psychiatric hospital in Athens, a police source says.

Greek PM: No rift with Europe

2015-03-29 09:27

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he doesn't seek a rift with Europe after the country submitted a list of reforms to its lenders.


ECB to fund Greek banks if they stay solvent

2015-04-22 10:17

The European Central Bank will continue to provide liquidity to Greece's banks as long as they remain solvent and have sufficient collateral, says a source.

Gazprom head in Athens for energy talks

2015-04-20 15:30

The head of Russian gas giant Gazprom Alexei Miller will be in Athens for talks with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the country's energy minister.

ECB examines Greek IOU currency - sources

2015-04-19 14:30

The European Central Bank has analysed a scenario in which Greece runs out of money and starts paying civil servants with IOUs, say sources.

ECB committed to full QE programme

2015-04-15 17:30

The European Central Bank has no plans to curb its money-printing programme although it expects eurozone economic recovery to broaden and strengthen.

Greece casts shadow on ECB money printing

2015-04-15 11:45

European Central Bank policymakers may sanction possible further emergency funding for Greece's banks amid clear signs that the eurozone economy is picking up.

Germany snubs Greece's war reparations call

2015-04-07 20:07

Germany has snubbed Greece's call for more than €278bn in war payments, calling it "dumb" to mix World War II claims with Athens' negotiations for more aid.

Greece needs deal with lenders - minister

2015-04-06 14:31

Greece must reach an outline funding agreement with its lenders at a meeting of eurozone ministers on April 24, says Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.

Greece ready for IMF payment on April 9

2015-04-05 10:30

Greece will repay a loan tranche to the IMF on time, its deputy finance minister said, seeking to quell fears of default after a flurry of contradictory statements.

German conservative quits after Greek extension

2015-03-31 16:19

A prominent Eurosceptic in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc has resigned, due to being pressured to back an extension of Greece's bailout.

Greek ferry reaches island port

2015-03-27 22:34

The Greek ferry has reached a remote island port after being stranded for 2 days, helped by lull in gales.

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