Greece gets aid infusion as EU counts on Tsipras

2015-11-24 11:37

Greece has unlocked more of its rescue funds as the eurozone called on its prime minister to maintain commitment to meeting its bailout requirements.

4 children die as migrant boat capzises off Greece

2015-11-17 20:27

Four children drowned when a boat carrying migrants from Turkey sank off the Greek island of Kos, the coastguard says.

Two men linked to Paris attacks registered as migrants in Greece

2015-11-14 23:52

Two men who French police are seeking to identify in connection with the Paris attacks registered as migrants with Greek authorities earlier this year, Greek police have confirmed.

Respite for young refugees

2015-11-09 21:00

As thousands of refugees wait long hours to cross the Greece-Macedonia border to head to more prosperous northern European countries, some respite is on offer for the youngest.

2 children dead after migrant boat sinking

2015-11-05 15:23

Greece's coast guard says its crews are searching for the body of a 6-year-old boy and have recovered the body of another child after the boat they were on with another 14 people sank near the Greek island of Kos.

17 children die as migrants brave stormy seas

2015-10-30 17:28

Officials say at least 17 children have drowned after three boats sank in stormy, wintry seas en route from Turkey to Greece.

7 children die after migrant boats sink off Greece

2015-10-29 06:31

At least seven children have died after boats carrying migrants sank off the Greek coast, as rescue workers battle to save more youngsters on the seashore.

Surging numbers of migrants land in Greece

2015-10-20 18:41

Greece has witnessed a surge in migrant arrivals in recent days amid fears of worsening weather and closing borders inside Europe.

Mediterranean death toll has surpassed 3 000

2015-10-13 20:00

The number of migrants who have died this year trying to cross the Mediterranean has climbed above 3 000, the International Organisation for Migration says.

Greece vows first migrant 'hotspot' on Lesbos within 10 days

2015-10-10 22:21

Greece pledged during talks with its EU partners to open its first so-called hotspot reception centre on the island of Lesbos within 10 days under EU efforts to better deal with the massive influx of migrants.


Greek farmers protest against tax hikes in bailout deal

2015-11-18 14:42

Thousands of Greek farmers have protested in Athens against tax hikes planned under the country's latest economic bailout.

Earthquake hits Greek Lefkada island

2015-11-17 13:19

A strong earthquake has registering 6.0 on the Richter scale struck the Greek island of Lefkada, killing two people and damaging roads and buildings, local authorities say.

Syrian passport at Paris attack scene belonged to asylum seeker

2015-11-14 19:48

A Syrian passport found by police at the scene of the mass shooting in a Paris concert hall belonged to an asylum seeker who registered on a Greek island in October, a Greek minister says.

Migrant tragedies leave Lesbos fishermen fearing for the future

2015-11-07 16:16

Their livelihood depends on the deep blue Aegean waters they have navigated since childhood, but the fishermen of Lesbos today dread what they will find in their nets.

Red Cross pledges more funds in Greece for migration crisis

2015-11-03 18:08

The Red Cross says they are raising €12m to tackle the migration crisis in Greece, which saw more than 200 000 people arrive in October alone.

Berlin backs Athens over migrant influx as boat toll rises

2015-10-30 09:07

Germany has pledged to support Greece in dealing with the 'extraordinary burden' of migrants landing on its shores every day, as the death toll from the latest boat sinkings rose to 27.

Greece must wait for aid due to slow reforms

2015-10-27 18:56

The transfer of billions of euros in financial aid to Greece might be delayed because Athens is not implementing reforms agreed with creditors, who are putting pressure on the government.

Migrant woman, baby and child drown trying to reach Greece

2015-10-15 09:08

A woman, a young girl and a baby have died after a boat carrying migrants and refugees to the Greek island of Lesbos sank, the ministry of shipping said Wednesday.

Pragmatic Tsipras postpones Greek revolution

2015-10-13 09:25

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras needs to drop more ideological ballast and provide long-term vision and skill to meet the challenge of economic transformation.

Greece sticks to bailout targets in draft budget

2015-10-06 16:30

Greece has stuck strictly to the targets enshrined in its international bailout programme in unveiling a draft budget which sees the economy shrinking in 2016.

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