The two politicians' trajectories are more similar than one might think, a strategist told CNBC.
Vasileios Gkionakis, head of global FX strategy at UniCredit, adds that "populism relies on hearsay."
James Athey, fixed income investment manager at Aberdeen Asset Management, discusses upcoming Greek debt negotiations and the fixed income market.
Lagarde used the example of Matteo Renzi's election in Italy in 2014 to show that populist politicians might not be as bad as people fear.
The latest round of Greek debt negotiations could impact politics across the European continent, one finance expert has suggested.
Tim Edwards director at SnP Dow Jones Indices explains why Greek debt could have repercussions in the national elections happening across Europe in 2017
Greece outperformed its fiscal targets last year and is likely to meet fiscal objectives this year, according to the European Commission.
European shares closed higher on Friday after a mixed open as investors reacted to the Federal Reserve's rate hike and digested fresh data.
During his final European tour, President Obama plans a speech in Athens, the birthplace of democracy, to show US solidarity with the EU.
Greece and its creditors start a fresh round of talks on reforming its labor market, a tricky task for a government sliding in opinion polls.
Pierre Moscovici, European commissioner for economic and financial affairs, weighs in on the Greek economy.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis, president of the Greek New Democracy opposition party, says that the current government is "pretending to implement real reforms."
Syriza has set Greece’s economy back two years, the leader of the country’s main opposition party said, as he called for snap elections.
Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek finance minister, discusses his view that the Greek government's hands are tied by financial institutions.
Europe is at risk of disintegration and this could come at great human cost, Greece’s fiery former finance minister warned on Tuesday.
Wolfango Piccoli, co-president at Teneo Intelligence, says that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' disagreements with financial authorities are unhelpfully "wasting time."
CNBC's Julia Chatterley discusses what look set to be key issues at today's meeting of European economy and finance minsters in Bratislava.
Joan Hoey, regional manager for Europe at Economist Intelligence Unit, explains why she believes Greece will likely leave the euro zone, when looking at the prospects from its third bailout program.
The new pipeline project represents the biggest foreign investment ever to take place in Greece.
Construction on a $45 billion gas pipeline to supply energy to Europe begins Tuesday. It's the biggest foreign investment in the Greece's history.