Tsipras urges Greek parliament to back crucial bailout bill

 Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged lawmakers in the early hours of Thursday to vote through reforms that must pass if Greece is to unlock a huge international bailout, saying the country must confront "new realities".

Thousands protest as Greece votes on bailout bill

 Thousands of anti-austerity protesters gathered in Athens on Wednesday night as lawmakers prepared to vote on a second batch of reforms that must pass if Greece is to unlock a huge international bailout. 

Greek govt has `no intention` of calling early election

 Greece`s government has "no intention" of calling early elections while in the throes of finalising a deal with its eurozone partners on a new bailout, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Monday.

Germany`s Schaeuble has little hope of Greece deal Thursday: Lawmaker
Germany`s Schaeuble has little hope of Greece deal Thursday: Lawmaker

 German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told lawmakers that he was not hopeful that Greece and its creditors could reach agreement on the release of new bailout funds at a meeting in Luxembourg on Thursday.

EU chief refuses to talk to Greece`s Tsipras

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker refused a request from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to talk on the phone on Saturday after the Greek leader rebuffed creditor proposals as "absurd".
 

Greek crisis talks end without breakthrough

Greece and its creditors failed to reach a breakthrough at crunch talks in Brussels Thursday despite saying they had made progress towards a deal that could save Athens from a possible euro exit.

Germany unblocks Greek bailout in parliament vote

German lawmakers approved a hard-won bailout extension for Greece Friday in a move Germany`s finance chief called "not easy" but necessary, lifting the last hurdle to keeping a crucial lifeline open to Athens.

Greece sends comprehensive reform plan to lenders: EU source

Greece sent a list of economic reform plans to European institutions and the International Monetary Fund around midnight that was "a valid starting point" for talks over its bailout, a source close to the European Commission said on Tuesday.

Greece confident of bailout deal but warns deadline too tight

Greece`s finance minister said Sunday he was confident a deal with the EU over the country`s loathed bailout could be found while warning the February 28 deadline may be too tight.

Greek finance minister in London seeking support for debt deal

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis was Monday set for talks with his British counterpart as he seeks to build support for a renegotiation of his country`s 240-billion-euro ($270-billion) bailout in the face of German opposition.

Greek cabinet set for first meeting since poll upset

 Greece`s new radical left-led government prepared to meet Wednesday for the first time to hammer out a strategy for renegotiating the country`s giant bailout, after storming to power on a promise to reject years of harsh austerity policies.

In landmark for EU, Ireland leaves its bailout behind

Three years after going cap in hand to international lenders, Ireland has officially ended its bailout, providing a landmark for the euro zone`s efforts to resolve its debt crisis.

Eurozone ministers reach bailout deal on Cyprus

The finance ministers of the 17-nation eurozone agreed early Monday on a 10 billion euros (about $13 billion) bailout deal for Cyprus to prevent the country`s banking system from collapsing and bankruptcy.

Cyprus’ largest bank warns economy ‘on the brink’

Cyprus’ largest bank has warned that the Cypriot economy is ‘on the brink’ and immediately needs a liquidity lifeline from Europe.

Cyprus banks to remain closed another two days

Cyprus` banks will remain closed Thursday and Friday as officials try to find a new plan to stave off bankruptcy.

BJP slams govt for discom bailout, seeks PM`s intervention

BJP slammed Delhi government for offering bailout package to private power distribution companies and sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s intervention in ordering CAG scrutiny into their accounts.