EU convenes emergency migration talks amid calls for more action

2015-08-30 21:03

European Union's interior ministers are to hold emergency talks on September 14 aimed at improving the bloc's response to the current migration crisis.

Greece rescues 665 migrants off its islands in 24hrs

2015-08-28 14:26

Greece's coast guard says it has rescued 665 migrants at sea in 20 search-and-rescue operations off the islands of Lesbos, Chios, Samos, Agathonissi, Kos and Megisti in the 24 hours.

Waves of migrants, Austrian deaths, set tone at EU-West Balkan summit

2015-08-27 16:10

Europe's migration crisis has dominated the agenda at a summit in Vienna, even as unfolding events drive home the enormity of the situation.

Athens stock market rises over 5%

2015-08-25 11:29

The Athens stock market has posted gains of over 5% after a more than 10% drop the previous day during the ferocious global stock rout.

Macedonia allows 'vulnerable' migrants in

2015-08-21 21:32

Macedonia says it will allow a limited number of "vulnerable" migrants to enter the country after sealing its border with Greece to them, leaving thousands of refugees stuck in no-man's land.

Dismal business surveys intensify growth fears

2015-08-21 13:33

Signs China's slowdown is getting worse and weak growth in Europe have further damaged the outlook for the global economy.

Stun grenades used on migrants in Macedonia

2015-08-21 11:35

Macedonian special police forces have fired stun grenades to disperse thousands of migrants stuck on a no-mans land with Greece, a day after declaring a state of emergency on its borders to deal with a massive influx of migrants heading north to the European Union.

Greece dampens German consumer confidence

2015-08-21 09:30

Consumer confidence in Germany is being dampened slightly by the enduring wrangle over Greece's debt crisis, according to a poll.

Macedonia to draft in army against migrants

2015-08-20 18:31

Macedonia has declared a state of emergency on its southern border with Greece and says it will draft in the army to help control the influx of migrants crossing the frontier.

Ferry carrying 2 500 migrants reaches Greek port near Athens

2015-08-20 11:43

A ferry carrying about 2 500 migrants who had arrived clandestinely on Greek islands from the nearby Turkish coast docked in Greece's main port of Piraeus near Athens.


Greek interim cabinet announced

2015-08-28 17:10

Greece's caretaker premier, Vasiliki Thanou, has named the cabinet of her interim government, ahead of snap elections expected in the coming weeks.

Greece gets first female PM - for just 3 weeks

2015-08-27 21:12

Greece has its first female prime minister - if only for just over three weeks.

Archaeologists unearth ancient Greek palace near Sparta

2015-08-26 08:11

Archaeologists in Greece have discovered the ruins of an ancient palace with important archaic inscriptions dating back to the Mycenaean Age, the culture ministry says.

Italy rescuing 3 000 migrants, 18 boats in trouble

2015-08-22 16:08

Italy's coastguard says it is coordinating the rescue of up to 3 000 migrants from waters off Libya after receiving SOS calls from 18 different crowded vessels.

Eurozone expects Greece to reform despite election

2015-08-21 15:46

European policymakers say they expected Greece to press on with reforms agreed under its new bailout regardless of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' decision to resign.

Greek stocks slip after government resignation

2015-08-21 13:00

Greek equities have moved lower in early deals after the leftist-led government's resignation, adding to the previous day's 3.5% drop.

Greece heads for election despite opposition

2015-08-21 11:15

Greece's president has formally given the conservative opposition a chance to form a new government after leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned.

Greek snap elections won't affect bailout - EU official

2015-08-21 08:32

A senior European Union official says a snap election called by the Greek prime minister would have no effect on the financial aid package.

Tsipras to step down, snap elections loom

2015-08-20 17:53

New elections are to take place in Greece in September, government sources say, adding that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will step down to make way for the new polls.

Greece makes €3.2bn debt repayment

2015-08-20 11:30

Greece has made a crucial €3.2bn debt repayment using newly released bailout funds, as a senior minister argued for rapid elections.

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