Lenders dismiss Greek proposals but SYRIZA also ups pressure on Tsipras
Greece will have to submit an improved offer to its creditors in a bid to secure an agreement over spending cuts and structural reforms after the European Commission appeared to dismiss Athens’s recent attempt to bridge the gap between the two sides.
Greece makes new proposals in search for deal acceptable to lenders and MPs
Greece submitted some updated proposals to its lenders on Tuesday in the hope of breaking an impasse in bailout talks ahead of a planned meeting between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and other European leaders on Wednesday.
Athens and Skopje press ahead with confidence measures despite uncertainty
The governments in Athens and Skopje seem determined to move forward with talks on the adoption of Confidence Building Measures (CBMs), despite the fraught political situation in both countries.
Tsipras and lenders leave themselves with fading chances of salvaging deal
Talks between Greece and its lenders resume this week from a much worse starting position than they did last week following a series of negative developments over the last few days.
PASOK prepares to change leader but perhaps not its fortune
Beleaguered PASOK is heading for a leadership contest next Sunday after current president Evangelos Venizelos confirmed his departure from the post at this weekend’s party congress.
Tsipras briefing suggests he is still searching for deal with lenders
There were few fireworks in Parliament on Friday, when Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's spoke to MPs about his government's negotiations with lenders – the first such briefing since he came to power in January.
Tsipras keeps IMF waiting, turns focus to MPs and opposition
Alexis Tsipras is due to speak in Greek Parliament at 6.30 p.m. local time on Friday in one of the defining political appearances of his career and one that is likely to have a pivotal impact on whether Greece can reach a deal with its lenders in the next few days.
Brussels talks inconclusive, Tsipras has tough sell at home if deal reached
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was briefed last night on the content of lenders’ proposals and everything points to him having his work cut out to convince his party to support the deal if he reaches the point where he accepts it.
SYRIZA prepares to debate deal as Tsipras's options narrow
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras left for Brussels on Wednesday insisting that he was going to meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to discuss the proposals Athens had sent to its lenders on Monday, rather than to receive an ultimatum as most media have reported.
Lenders put together proposal that may leave Tsipras struggling
The details of the proposal Greece’s lenders are set to put to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in the next few days have begun emerging, raising questions about whether the Greek leader will be able to convince his party to support an agreement.