Greece

Some good came out of the negotiating chamber this week, but it concerned Iran rather than Greece

18 July 2015 9:00 am

As an occasional lecturer on the abstruse topic of the efficacy of sanctions in conflict resolution, I find myself much…

Please come on holiday to poor, broken Greece. It needs you

18 July 2015 9:00 am

At the weekend, I tried — and failed — to get some money out of an empty cashpoint near Omonia…

Portrait of the week

11 July 2015 9:00 am

Home In his Budget, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, slowed the planned rate of bringing in £12 billion…

Alexis Tsipras is just doing what an ancient Athenian would

11 July 2015 9:00 am

The EU finds it difficult to understand what drives the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Quite simply, he is a…

Charles Moore’s Notes: Why the Greek No is a great moment for socialism

11 July 2015 9:00 am

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

The Holstentor

Grexit's a good start, but can we also kick out France, Spain and Portugal too?

11 July 2015 9:00 am

I think it is time to put into effect my plan for the re-shaping of the European Union. A somewhat…

One of the 444 airfields built during the second world war (Photo: Getty)

Heathrow and the strange, far-off days when Britain actually built things

11 July 2015 9:00 am

Heathrow. The whole British story is there. Reading up around that debacle last week, I came across the eye-watering —…

George Osborne meets former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis (Photo: Getty)

A Budget to show how it should be done – as the Greeks show how it shouldn't

11 July 2015 9:00 am

George Osborne’s Budget was good politics: not so much in terms of tactical point-scoring, though there was plenty, but in…

Migrants warm up beside a campfire on the Macedonian-Greek border (Photo Robert Atanasovski/Getty)

Ali Baba and the 300 hostages: the kidnappers who prey on desperate migrants in Europe’s border badlands

11 July 2015 9:00 am

In the heat of the midday sun, the fields and woodlands between Greece and the Republic of Macedonia look idyllic:…

Our readers’ tea party

The staff of The Spectator are straight out of a painting by Norman Rockwell

11 July 2015 9:00 am

Wow, what a week. London may be bad for one’s health, but it sure makes it fun on the way…

Portrait of the week

4 July 2015 9:00 am

Home At least 30 British people were among 38 shot dead at a beach resort at Sousse in Tunisia by…

Would the return of the drachma mean a bonanza for banknote printers?

4 July 2015 9:00 am

Bank job Should we buy shares in companies which print banknotes in expectation of one getting to print millions of…

How Solon would have solved the Greek crisis

4 July 2015 9:00 am

The combination of terror and outrage with which Brussels has greeted Greek Prime Minister Tsipras’s referendum tells us everything we…

Charles Moore’s Notes: Now even the FT has joined in issuing threats to the Greek people

4 July 2015 9:00 am

‘The Greek people,’ the Financial Times leading article said on Monday, ‘would be well advised to listen closely to the…

Christine Lagarde didn’t create the Greek crisis. But she might not survive it

4 July 2015 9:00 am

The Greek drama took a turn few of us expected last week, when the world thought compromise was imminent. What…

'We need a new word for crisis': the view from Athens

4 July 2015 9:00 am

 Athens On Sunday night, a protest in favour of staying in the euro gathered in Syntagma Square, in front of…

My big embarrassing Greek royal wedding

4 July 2015 9:00 am

Tempus sure fugit, and how. Twenty years ago, on Saturday 1 July 1995, monarchs from around the world descended on…

Portrait of the week

27 June 2015 9:00 am

Home Tens of thousands took part in a demonstration in London against austerity, and thousands more in other cities. Russell…

Why Hesiod would have gone for Grexit

27 June 2015 9:00 am

Why do Greeks want to keep the euro, or remain in the European Union? The combative, creative, competitive, mercantile classical…

Charles Moore’s notes: Grexit isn’t like Brexit (and that’s why it won’t be allowed to happen)

27 June 2015 9:00 am

People write about ‘Grexit’ and ‘Brexit’ as if they were the same, but they need not be. Grexit is about…

The only certain winner in the Greek stand-off: cliché

27 June 2015 9:00 am

The clear winner in the Greek crisis is the author of The Little Book of Negotiating Clichés, whose royalties must…

Greece’s secret weapon: Grexit would hurt Merkel most

27 June 2015 9:00 am

German chancellor Angela Merkel may still be the most formidable politician in Europe, but this week she lost a bit…

Greece should remember the lesson of Black Wednesday

20 June 2015 9:00 am

The campaign to keep Greece in the euro has resulted in five years of groundhog days. The unfortunate country seems…

Portrait of the week

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Home Talha Asmal, aged 17, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, died in a suicide bomb attack on forces near an oil…

The dinner where laissez-faire banking died

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Last week’s deadline did not allow me to report from ringside at the Mansion House dinner, but there was so…