Alexis Tsipras

How Brexit Britain can save Greece

29 September 2016 14:45

The cheerful, nattily dressed Englishman checking out at my hotel in Mykonos as I was checking in with my daughter…

Two countries now exist: Tourist Greece and Real Greece

9 June 2016 12:27

‘The isles of Greece! The isles of Greece! Where burning Sappho loved and sung, Where grew the arts of war…

There’s one major lesson Labour should learn from Syriza’s anniversary

26 January 2016 15:09

If a week is a long time in politics what’s a year? A century? A millennium? An Ice Age? If…

The Germans have just changed the whole dynamic of the Euro

13 July 2015 13:51

The ancient Greeks used to drop iron bars into the sea to demonstrate the permanence of the agreement they were…

Left-wing Eurosceptics are finally starting to reveal themselves

9 July 2015 16:19

Even if everything goes wronger still, the Greek No vote is a great victory for the left. Until now, the…

Does anybody still believe that the EU is a benign institution?

6 July 2015 14:59

Ever since Margaret Thatcher U-turned in the dying days of her premiership, there has been a kind of agreement between…

Greece has chosen to inflict heavy economic damage on itself

6 July 2015 7:59

The Greek referendum will change nothing. Greek voters already expressed their great dissatisfaction with the bailout packages when they elected Syriza…

Alexis Tsipras asked if people were happy. The answer was always going to be ‘no’

5 July 2015 23:20

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has just done something unthinkable. He has won the Greek referendum. And make no mistake, it was…

Does the EU want the Greeks to vote for Golden Dawn?

4 July 2015 8:30

If Greece does vote Yes, and Mr Tsipras has to go, who is left to run the country? The voters have…

The sooner Greece leaves the euro, the better

1 July 2015 11:24

Ten years ago, the Greek minister Yainnos Papantoniou came to London to give a talk at the London School of…

Greek government proposes third Eurozone bailout on the eve of IMF default

30 June 2015 17:30

The Greek government is making one final throw of the dice. Just hours before Greece is set to default on…

Jean-Claude Juncker raises the stakes for the Greeks

29 June 2015 14:35

Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, has suggested that if Greece votes No in the referendum on whether to…

The one thing that might ensure a Greek deal: fear

23 June 2015 11:17

On a narrow, sloping street in downtown Athens sits a graffiti-strewn wall that has captured the spirit of a nation.…

The Eurozone crisis is as much a political problem as it is an economic one

17 February 2015 13:05

Veterans of Eurozone crisis summits, hoping for another nail-biting drama, had queued to get ringside seats. But yesterday’s meeting over…

Syriza’s rule will be short-lived: the EU will never give what it wants

25 January 2015 22:14

So Alexis Tsipras is Greece’s new Prime Minister. Syriza, the extreme-left party he leads, may end up (just) short of an overall…