Here’s a safe prediction for 2017: the Greek debt crisis will turn ugly again.
Greece is facing another bailout standoff with its creditors amid reports that eurozone countries will refuse to release additional funds to it this month.
When Stavros Staikos thinks of the year ahead, he expresses dread.
Greece is bracing for the return to Athens of officials representing the reviled “troika” of creditors as the debt-stricken country prepares to start negotiations for a third bailout.
Greek banks will benefit from an extra €900m (£630m) in emergency funding to keep them afloat, the European Central Bank has announced, possibly allowing bank branches to open on Monday.
An agreement has finally been reached in Brussels after almost 17 hours of talks, Europe’s longest-ever summit.
Speaking in the European Parliament on Wednesday, UKIP’s leader said that Greece should not be in the euro.