Greece


Greece won't curb all-inclusive resorts

2015-01-30 12:15

New Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has declared war on popular packages after the tourism minister promises to curb all-inclusive resorts.

Greece set for first debt reduction talks

2015-01-30 11:15

Greece's new anti-austerity government is set to hold its first talks with its eurozone partners about a reduction in the massive debts linked to its €240bn bailout.

Greek PM freezes privatisations, markets tumble

2015-01-29 10:15

Leftist Greek Prime Minister has thrown down an open challenge to international creditors by halting privatisation plans agreed under the country's bailout deal.

Greek prime minister halts port sale

2015-01-28 10:45

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has named a cabinet of anti-austerity veterans and has halted privatisation of Greece's biggest port.

Anti-austerity economist to head Greek finance

2015-01-27 19:00

Economics professor Yanis Varoufakis has confirmed that he would become Greece's next finance minister, promising to defy advice to "put up or shut up".

EU open to Greek debt extension, not relief

2015-01-26 19:00

Europe has given signs that it may give Greece time to pay its debt, but seems unwilling to give in to the new government's demands of debt forgiveness.

US futures drop on concerns over Europe

2015-01-26 14:22

US stock index futures have dipped after a victory by the leftist Syriza party in Greece raised concerns about new instability in the eurozone.

New leader to form anti-austerity Greek govt

2015-01-26 08:56

Greek leftwing leader Alexis Tsipras will move to build a stable government that can take on international lenders and reverse years of painful austerity.

Greek leftist leader vows end to austerity

2015-01-26 07:42

Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras has promised that five years of austerity imposed by international creditors were over after his Syriza party swept to victory.

Greek leftists Syriza aim for historic election win

2015-01-25 09:30

Greeks vote on Sunday in an election expected to bring in a government led by the leftwing Syriza party, which has promised to roll back painful austerity measures.

ECB warns Greek banks on managing liquidity

2015-01-23 12:15

The European Central Bank has written to Greece's top four banks, warning them to pay close attention to liquidity management ahead of the election.

Greek shares under pressure as polls loom

2015-01-21 19:30

European shares have snapped a four-day rally with Greeks shares under pressure as anti-bailout party Syriza consolidated its lead ahead of the polls.

Greece returns to crisis ahead of polls

2015-01-21 12:30

After four years of economic sacrifices, Greece has bet it may agree to an early end to its international bailout.

Greek businesses sing the blues

2015-01-18 15:30

The economic crisis has forced the closure of thousands of businesses and as elections approach those left standing are wary of the future.

Time is all eurozone can offer Greece

2015-01-16 18:30

Syriza will have to honour all Greek debts and continue reforms if it takes power but the eurozone might agree to wait longer to be repaid, officials in Brussels say.

Greek leftist assures German taxpayers

2015-01-13 12:18

German taxpayers should not be afraid of a Greek government led by the left-wing Syriza party, its leader Alexis Tsipras wrote in an article published in a business daily.

Libya strike on tanker draws Greek anger

2015-01-05 21:26

Libya's internationally recognised government says its aircraft bombed an oil tanker off the Islamist-held port of Derna.

Merkel under fire over possible 'Grexit'

2015-01-04 22:26

German Chancellor Angela Merkel came under fire over a magazine report suggesting she would be prepared to let Greece exit the euro should a far-left party win a snap Greek election.

Greece: Family killed in knife attack

2015-01-02 18:27

Police say a couple and their 12-year-old son have been stabbed to death in their apartment in northern Greece, and the alleged attacker has been injured by falling from a balcony of the building.

 

Greece will stay in eurozone: French PM

2015-01-30 11:15

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has sought to reassure Chinese concerns about the eurozone, insisting that Greece will stay part of the single currency.

Greece seeks to reassure bank investors

2015-01-29 11:15

Greece's new government will meet shareholders from Eurobank, the country's second-biggest lender, to discuss the bank's future.

Fool's paradise in Greece

2015-01-29 07:35

Greece's new leader is in the same position as the ANC in 1994, says Leopold Scholtz.

Here’s what you should know about Syriza and the Greek election

2015-01-28 07:59

The Greeks have elected a far-left, anti-austerity party called Syriza. This article will tell you all about Syriza, and the implications of the party’s victory.

Little support for Greek debt write-off

2015-01-27 09:45

Eurozone ministers have spoken out against the idea of writing off Greek debt, hours after a new government advocating such a move was overwhelmingly elected.

Alexis Tsipras sworn in as Greek prime minister

2015-01-26 17:27

Alexis Tsipras, the 40-year-old leader of anti-austerity party Syriza, has been sworn in as Greek prime minister, the youngest in 150 years.

Greek govt 'must stick to reform path'

2015-01-26 13:30

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann says Greece will continue to need aid and will only get this by sticking to agreements.

Greek election results spark eurozone fear

2015-01-26 08:45

The election victory of a radical left-wing party in Greece's parliamentary elections has set the stage for a showdown with the country's international creditors that could shake the eurozone.

Greece's anti-bailout Syriza party wins election

2015-01-25 22:31

The anti-bailout Syriza party has won a clear victory in austerity-weary Greece's national elections, in a historic first for a radical left-wing party in the country.

Greek leftist leader dismisses debt review

2015-01-23 18:45

Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras has dismissed suggestions that Athens has to complete a review of its international bailout by the end of next month.

Greece on a knife-edge

2015-01-22 07:25

Voters' choice for or against a Grexit may be crucial for Europe, says Leopold Scholtz.

How Greece returned to crisis

2015-01-21 16:00

After four years of economic sacrifices, Greece has bet it could agree to an early end to its international bailout.

Belgium wants Greece to extradite terror suspect

2015-01-19 05:00

Belgium will request the extradition of a suspect arrested in Greece who could be linked to a jihadist cell smashed by Belgian security forces last week, federal prosecutors say.

Greek banks ask for emergency cash

2015-01-16 15:00

Two Greek banks have asked the Bank of Greece for emergency cash following an increasing outflow of deposits ahead of snap elections next week, says a source.

Greek PM uses Paris attack to slam migration proposals

2015-01-08 09:50

Greek PM Antonis Samaras used the Islamist attack on France's Charlie Hebdo magazine in an election campaign speech to slam the opposition Syriza party's proposals on immigration.

Merkel now resigned to Greece euro exit

2015-01-05 16:30

The German government has basically accepted that Greece may soon abandon the euro and reclaim its traditional currency, the drachma.

Heat, smoke delay search of Greek ferry

2015-01-03 20:14

Fierce heat and stubborn smoky fire is thwarting the bid to search the Greek ferry for any more who died in the blaze.

2015 signals Greek instability

2015-01-02 13:30

The start of 2015 seems to indicate instability for the European Union and such instability will have much wider repercussions.

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