EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker took the unusual step of wading into domestic politics on Wednesday, saying Greece`s new Prime Minister should tell the Greek people his anti-austerity election promises are untenable.
Germany on Monday angrily denounced Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for accusing eurozone partners including Spain and Portugal of undermining his negotiations with Brussels, saying he had been out of line.
Greece's new radical left government has no intention of seeking yet another bailout deal from international creditors and will spend coming months trying to ease the terms of its current commitments, the financially struggling country's prime minister has said.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras vowed Friday to "start working hard" to implement vital reforms in the stricken eurozone country, after Germany`s parliament approved a four-month extension to its bailout.
German lawmakers are expected Friday to approve Greece`s hard-won bailout extension in a Parliament vote despite scepticism, removing the last hurdle for keeping crucial international aid flowing to Athens.
A former Greek finance minister went on trial Wednesday for allegedly shielding relatives hiding money in Switzerland, in a case closely watched for proof that the eurozone straggler is serious about tackling tax evasion.
Racists and nationalists will be the only ones to benefit if European leaders "shoot down" Greece`s new anti-austerity government, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has told France`s Charlie Hebdo newspaper.
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 will send its economic reform plans to euro zone finance ministers on Tuesday morning, a government official said, missing a Monday deadline for submitting the list which is a condition for extending the country`s bailout programme.
Greece has drawn up a 7.3 billion-euro ($8.3 billion) tax hit list aimed at the country`s oligarchs and lucrative smuggling industry, a German newspaper said, as part of reform proposals due to its creditors Monday.