• Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

    Athens and lenders left with gap to bridge ahead of Eurogroup

    Politics Greek Politics

    There was a distinctly domestic flavour to the exchange between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Parliament on Friday, perhaps reflecting the limbo in which negotiations between the government and its lenders currently find themselves.

  • Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

    Seven years of demanding the impossible in Greece


    In a recent presentation of his book, Laid Low, which examines the International Monetary Fund’s role in the euro crisis, author and journalist Paul Blustein disclosed a memo dated May 4, 2010, from the IMF’s then head of research Olivier Blanchard, to its head of the Greek mission at the time, Poul Thomsen.