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.

Reception bottlenecks leave migrants stranded in Greece, Serbia

2015-10-03 07:29

Overwhelmed reception facilities on Greek islands and in southern Serbia run counter to EU relocation plans and force thousands to sleep in the open, authorities and aid organisations say.

Greece limits short-selling ban to top banks

2015-10-01 10:00

Greece's stock market watchdog has said it was maintaining a short-selling ban on the shares of top banks ahead of an imminent recapitalisation process.

Over 520 000 migrants crossed the Mediterranean this year

2015-09-29 21:14

More than 520 000 migrants have made the dangerous crossing across the Mediterranean so far this year, the International Organisation for Migration says.

Good progress made on bailout reforms: IMF

2015-09-25 16:15

Eurozone member Cyprus is making good progress on structural reforms under the terms of a 2013 bailout, says the IMF.

Tsipras returns to power to fight for Greek debt

2015-09-21 13:30

Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras will return as prime minister determined to secure debt relief from creditors in his 'first and most important battle.'

Greece’s year of tumult enters new chapter

2015-09-21 09:45

Greek voters have had the choice to reject the man who led their country close to being forced out of Europe’s single currency. Instead, they embraced him.

Greek voters return Tsipras to power

2015-09-20 20:32

Greek voters have returned Alexis Tsipras to power with a strong election victory ensuring the charismatic leftist remains Greece's dominant political figure.

26 migrants missing in sea off Greece - coastguard

2015-09-20 13:30

Twenty-six migrants are feared missing after a dinghy carrying them sank off the Greek island of Lesbos, the coastguard says.

Greek anarchists attack police with petrol bombs

2015-09-17 23:15

Anarchists have thrown petrol bombs at police outside an Athens police station.


Greece to unveil painful 2016 draft budget

2015-10-05 12:03

Greece will unveil a painful draft budget meant to satisfy international creditors, projecting the economy will stay in recession before returning to growth.

When vacationers and refugees meet in island paradise

2015-10-02 22:18

European tourists and Middle Eastern refugees are crossing paths on the Greek island of Lesbos, an Aegean paradise overwhelmed with waves of migrants in recent months. Some vacationers prefer to ignore the crisis, but others are chipping in to help.

Swimming to Europe

2015-09-30 21:15

Syrians are racing to beat winter, causing a bottleneck in Greece but some are swimming round the problem.

Along migrant route to Europe, makeshift order emerges

2015-09-28 18:20

Weeks ago, the Macedonian police were overwhelmed by people fleeing from the Middle East to Europe. As buses bring more migrants to the border with Greece every day, a process has begun to emerge.

Tsipras sworn in as Greek prime minister

2015-09-21 19:36

The leftist SYRIZA party's Alexis Tsipras has been sworn in as Greece's new prime minister.

No market cheer after leftist Syriza wins Greek vote

2015-09-21 13:03

Greek equities have lost ground after Syriza's election victory and yields on government paper edged higher as attention turned to the formation of a new cabinet.

'We refuse to be serfs', tax-privileged - Greek farmers

2015-09-20 20:58

Party rallies are drawing crowds in most Greek cities ahead of Sunday's general election, but in the village of Mavrothalassa, politicians would be wise to stay away.

Greek exit polls show top parties neck-and-neck

2015-09-20 18:25

Initial Greek exit polls showed SYRIZA and New Democracy neck-and-neck in a snap election called by former prime minister Alexis Tsipras in mid-August, state broadcaster ERT reports.

Weary Greek voters trickle to polls in knife-edge election

2015-09-20 09:53

Early voters in Greece are thin on the ground to elect a government they will entrust with the daunting task of steering the country through painful bailout reforms and meeting the challenge of a growing refugee crisis.

Another election? Weary Greeks see little gain

2015-09-17 12:30

As Greeks are summoned to the ballot box yet again - election fatigue has set in. Voters are bracing for more economic pain no matter who’s elected.

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