Voting has begun in Greece's general election, with opinion polls indicating a tight race between the left-wing incumbent Syriza party and the conservative New Democracy.
Greece and its international creditors have agreed the substance of a new multi-billion euro bailout deal, according to a Greek finance ministry official.
Greece introduces a raft of capital controls on June 29 to stop a panicked outflow of cash from the country's banks, in a dramatic escalation of its financial crisis.
Greece's desire to stay within Eurozone is a seriously constrained choice for its economy. This is because it will continue to plague price competitiveness of Greece's exportables in the rest of the world.
The former Greek finance minster,Yanis Varoufakis says his country's economic reforms are "going to fail", just as formal talks on a huge bailout are set to begin.
Greek MPs have approved tough economic measures required to enable an €86bn eurozone bailout deal to go ahead.
Over the past couple of months, a Greek tragedy has been in the making. Doomsayers had made all kinds of prophesies – regarding Greece, Europe, the financial world, and the Euro.