• Former Greek prime minister and leader of leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras waves to supporters after winning the general election in Athens, Greece, September 20, 2015. Greek voters returned Tsipras to power with a strong election victory on Sunday, ensuring the charismatic leftist remains Greece's dominant political figure despite caving in to European demands for a bailout he once opposed. REUTERS/Michalis Karagiannis - RTS21SF
    September 21, 2015  

    Alexis Tsipras was sworn in as Greece’s prime minister a month after he had resigned as the country’s leader. His leftist Syriza party won enough parliamentary seats in a snap election to form a coalition government. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant gets reaction in crisis-weary Greece. Continue reading

  • Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is received by Greece's President Prokopis Pavlopoulios (unseen) in Athens, Greece, August 20, 2015. Tsipras resigned on Thursday, hoping to strengthen his hold on power in snap elections after seven months in office in which he fought Greece's creditors for a better bailout deal but had to cave in.   REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis - RTX1OZMD
    August 20, 2015  

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced he is resigning after tough bailout negotiations, paving the way for snap elections. Judy Woodruff speaks to John Psaropoulos, a blogger for Continue reading

  • IMF director Christine Lagarde
    July 16, 2015  

    Even as Greece moves closer to a new European bailout deal, the International Monetary Fund has been pushing for debt relief for the struggling nation, adding tension to an already fraught situation. Gwen Ifill speaks to managing director Christine Lagarde about the IMF’s stance. Continue reading

  • Riot policemen are seen during clashes in Athens, Greece July 15, 2015. Greek anti-establishment protesters threw dozens of petrol bombs at police in front of parliament on Wednesday ahead of a key vote on a bailout deal, in some of the most serious violence in over two years. Police responded with tear gas, sending hundreds of people fleeing in central Syntagma Square.  REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis - RTX1KFR8
    July 15, 2015  

    The austerity bill struck to earn Greece a new bailout and stay in the Eurozone was approved by that nation’s Parliament, but not without stiff opposition from members of the prime minister’s own party. Protesters condemned the austerity bill, clashing with police. Meanwhile, an IMF report has raised doubt about the implementation. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports. Continue reading

  • Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivers his speech as he attends a parliamentary session in Athens, Greece, July 10, 2015. Tsipras appealed to his party's lawmakers on Friday to back a tough reforms package after abruptly offering last-minute concessions to try to save the country from financial meltdown.           REUTERS/Christian Hartmann  - RTX1JXVY
    July 10, 2015  

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is now offering concessions to creditors, such as a higher sales tax and pension changes, in hopes of winning a new bailout worth nearly $60 billion. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports on the response to the controversial package in Greece. Continue reading

  • A referendum campaign poster that reads 'Yes (Nai)' is seen on a bus stop with a graffiti that reads 'No (Oxi)' on it in Athens, Greece, July 3, 2015. An opinion poll on Greece's bailout referendum published on Friday pointed to a slight lead for the Yes vote, on 44.8 percent, against 43.4 percent for the No vote that the leftwing government backs.    REUTERS/Christian Hartmann  - RTX1IUFD
    July 3, 2015  

    On Sunday, Greece will vote on whether to accept Europe’s latest bailout package and tougher austerity measures, and polls show the public closely divided. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Athens. Judy Woodruff discusses possible outcomes with Jacob Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic Policy and Research. Continue reading

  • People line up to withdraw cash from an automated teller machine (ATM) outside a National Bank branch in Iraklio on the island of Crete, Greece June 28, 2015. Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday announced a bank holiday and capital controls after Greeks responded to his surprise call for a referendum on bailout terms by pulling money out of banks.  REUTERS/Stefanos Rapanis - RTX1I5SI
    June 28, 2015  

    The strongest signs yet of a possible economic collapse came out of Greece Sunday as the government announced banks and the stock market will be closed Monday, and capital controls will be in place to limit massive money withdrawals. For more on the situation, Elena Becatoros of the Associated Press joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Athens. Continue reading

  • People line up at an ATM outside a National Bank branch in Athens, Greece early June 27, 2015.  Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called a referendum on bailout demands from foreign creditors on Saturday, rejecting an "ultimatum" from lenders and putting a deal that could determine Greece's future in Europe to a risky popular vote. Photo by Yiannis Panagopoulos/Eurokinissi/Reuters
    June 27, 2015   BY Daniel Costa-Roberts 

    More than one in three ATMs in Greece ran out of cash at some point Saturday as banks struggled to provide enough euro banknotes to keep the machines running while Greeks scrambled to withdraw money. Continue reading

  • Greece's Finance Minister Varoufakis gives a news conference after an extraordinary euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels
    February 20, 2015  

    Greece received a four-month bailout aid extension deal, easing some worries about the global economy after tense negotiations over austerity measures and giving the Greek economy some temporary breathing room. Judy Woodruff speaks with David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the terms of the agreement and which side has more leverage. Continue reading

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    February 17, 2015  

    As bailout talks continue between Greece and other EU members without clear progress, the new Greek government’s election promises seem at odds with economic reality. Gwen Ifill talks to Jacob Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and journalist John Psaropoulos about the potential for a rude awakening for Greece and its new leaders. Continue reading

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